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    SRC holds annual MITP Graduation Dinner

    On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the Shridath Ramphal Centre (SRC) held its annual graduation dinner for this year’s graduates of the flagship Masters in International Trade Policy (MITP) Programme at Champers Restaurant & Wine Bar, Rockley, Christ Church. The dinner was attended by the MITP graduates and their families, graduates of the Masters in Integration Studies, former MITP students, staff of the SRC and of the wider University of the West Indies family and other specially invited guests. The graduates were: Liane Aird (Grenada), Marvin Baptiste (Grenada), Chelcee Brathwaite (Barbados), Killia Chase (Barbados), Kevon Edey (Barbados), Claire Griffith (Barbados), Leisel…

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    Closing the Digital Gender Divide through Trade Rules

    SRC Deputy Director, Dr. Jan Yves Remy, was one of the contributors to the “Mainstreaming Gender in Trade Agreements” essay series by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Dr. Remy’s article is entitled “Closing the Digital Gender Divide through Trade Rules”. Read Dr. Remy’s article here.

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    PM calls for Sea Bridges

    Nation News: If Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley could get her way, Caribbean countries would be linked by sea bridges with vessels transporting people and produce between islands, the information flow would be enhanced, and there would be a single telecommunications space for citizens. “Until we deal with these three things, we are making sport,” Mottley told regional students and the public at the University of the West Indies (UWI) on Thursday night as she participated in a wide-ranging discussion on “Women Shaping Global Economic Governance and Trade”. Read the full article on Nation News here.

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    SRC-ITC Evening Chat on Women Shaping Global Trade on CBC TV 8

    A clip of the joint event “An Evening Chat on Women Shaping Global Economic Governance and Trade” co-hosted by the SRC and the International Trade Centre (ITC) was broadcast on CBC TV 8 Barbados. Please see clip below:

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    The UWI and ITC host Evening Chat with Women Shaping Global Trade

    The Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services (SRC) of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill (UWI) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) jointly hosted an event entitled “An Evening Chat with Women Shaping Global Economic Governance and Trade” on September 19, 2019 at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI), The UWI, Cave Hill. The esteemed panelists were the Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, M.P., Q.C., Prime Minister of Barbados; Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the ITC and Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations; the Hon. Sandra Husbands, M.P., Minister in the Ministry…

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    SRC Trade Researcher talks trade at BITT Conference

    SRC Trade Researcher, Alicia Nicholls, was a panelist at the 3rd Annual BITT ‘Central Bank meets Blockchain’ Conference on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 held at the Hilton Hotel, Barbados. The highly anticipated conference attracts speakers and audience members from across the world, including from the fintech industry and the wider private sector, government, regulators and academia. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Beyond Borders’. Alicia spoke about the potential benefits of BITT’s proposed blockchain-enabled Caribbean Settlement Network for the facilitation of intra-regional capital flows, trade, integration and ultimately development. Alicia is also a member of the CSN Working Group.…

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    SRC Staff Contribute to UWI CHILL Magazine

    SRC staff members are among the contributors to the latest edition of the UWI CHILL Magazine. The UWI CHILL Magazine is a quarterly publication of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. It explores many aspects of campus life, including analysis articles from UWI staff and students. SRC Deputy Director, Dr. Jan Yves Remy, provided reflection in her article on the recently concluded Geneva study tour which is part of the Centre’s Masters in International Trade Policy (MITP) programme. Alicia Nicholls, SRC Trade Research Assistant, authored an article on expanding China-Caribbean trade relations. Former SRC Trade Research Assistant,…

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    SRC Deputy Director convenes WTO Reform Symposium on Afronomics Blog

    Deputy Director of the SRC, Dr. Jan Yves Remy, has this week convened a Symposium on “WTO Reforms: Views from the Global South” on the Afronomicslaw Blog. The Symposium will feature contributions by Dr. Remy and the following other WTO law experts: Justice David Unterhalter (Former Appellate Body Member – and current High Court Judge of the Gauteng Division, South Africa Professor Makane Moïse Mbengue – (Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva Dr. James J Nedumpara – Executive Director at Centre for International Trade and Economic Laws (CITEL); Jindal Global Law School; and  The Introduction to…

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    New SRC Video Series ‘Talking Trade: The Caribbean at the WTO’

    The Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services of The University of the West Indies (UWI), in partnership with UWITV, is pleased to share our exciting new video interview series entitled “Talking Trade: The Caribbean at the WTO”. The three-part series is co-hosted by SRC Deputy Director, Dr. Jan Yves Remy and Jeanelle Clarke, graduate of the SRC’s Masters in International Trade Policy (MITP) programme and a 2018 WTO Young Professional in the Information and External Relations division. Neil Paul, SRC Director, is also one of the interviewers. The series features interviews with key WTO experts and…

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    Addressing Genetically Modified Foods: A Rising Food Security Concern for the Region

    By: Camille Russell Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are one of the most controversial areas of science. While their use in certain fields like medicine is accepted, when it comes to their use in food and agriculture, ethical and moral questions loom. For example, while GM insulin is acceptable in the medical field, there remains skepticism over genetically modified soy and corn crops. GM foods refer to any foods containing or derived from a genetically-engineered organism. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines GMOs as “organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a…

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