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    Engaging the Caribbean Diaspora for Trade and Sustainable Development

    Alicia Nicholls Some four million people of Caribbean descent live outside of the region, according to data from the United Nation’s Population Division. Persons of Caribbean descent can be found across the world, but their main hubs are in the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), Canada and parts of continental Europe, such as France and The Netherlands. With regard to emigrant stock as a percentage of their national populations, the percentage for Caribbean countries in 2013 varied from as ‘low’ as 11% in the Dominican Republic to as high as 103% for the Commonwealth of Dominica. In their…

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    DAOC Training Module on Understanding International Sanctions- Implications for the Caribbean

    Have you completed an academic degree incorporating multidisciplinary formal training in politics or economics or public/business administration or policy analysis or culture and society, drawing upon a Caribbean perspective or regional focus? Are you of the view that, while you have broad exposure to and knowledge of key disciplinary concepts, theories and debates at an advanced level, as a mid-career professional with specialized policy experience in order to drive greater success and gain an edge in taking the next step on your career path in the public, private, or non-profit sector (professional contexts wherein diplomacy looms large) you need to…

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    Vacancy: OECS – Head, Trade Policy and Economic Development

    TERMS OF APPOINTMENT Job Location The OECS Commission is headquartered in Saint Lucia. The position of Head, Trade Policy & Economic Development Unit is open to nationals of OECS Member States and the position is placed at the OECS Commission headquarters in Saint Lucia.   Benefits The position is on the permanent establishment subject to satisfactory annual reviews. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and exempt from income taxes. In addition to the basic salary, the post attracts other allowances. The incumbent will be eligible for membership in the Organisation’s non-contributory Group Health and Life Insurance Scheme, and the Group Pension Plan. Reasonable location…

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    2020 New Year Message – CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados

     “People of the Caribbean Community, it is with a sense of immense pleasure, pride and humility that I greet you at the start of the new year, as the new Chairman of CARICOM. Across our region, 2019 has brought more than its fair share of challenges, and indeed many of them, including the very daunting prospects of the climate crisis, are certain to follow us into this New Year.  But as we enter 2020, with no thought of defeat — we do so conscious that long before terms such as resilience and sustainable development were fashionable, we saw ourselves and we knew that…

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    A Perspective on Caribbean Post-Cotonou Negotiations

    By Junior Lodge Current Atmospherics The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group and European Union (EU) began negotiations in September 2018 to replace their current Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA) that expires on February 29, 2020. These negotiations – often referred to as the “Post-Cotonou negotiations” – have yielded significant progress as can be gleaned from the existence of stabilised texts. Notwithstanding the progress already made a series of outstanding differences remain while substantive treatment of additional areas in the negotiations are yet to commence. In this context, negotiations are unlikely to be concluded in time for the March 1, 2020…

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    SRC Year in Review – 2019

    Public Lecture by UNCTAD SG Mukhisa KituyiMITP Geneva Study Tour 2019 – Cohort 15MITP Geneva Study Tour 2019 – Cohort 15Unveiling ceremony of new SRC logoNew SRC logoSRC Director giving welcome remarks at Open Day SRC Deputy Director showing new SRC website

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    UNCTAD 15 Dates Announced!

    The dates of the UNCTAD 15 quadrennial have been announced! According to a press release from UNCTAD – the United Nations body responsible for trade and development issues – the UNCTAD 15 ministerial will take place over the week of October 18-23, 2020. It was announced earlier this year that the meeting will take place in Bridgetown, Barbados. For further information, please see the press release from UNCTAD here.

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    My Journey South: Tracing developments on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Latin America and the Caribbean

    By Chelceé Brathwaite Artificial Intelligence (AI) in South America – Setting the Bar for the Caribbean While some still consider AI to be beyond the grasp of developing countries, our South American neighbours have been shattering that stereotype.  AI is being deployed in a number of their endeavours:  to speed up artefact findings in Peru; to increase crop yields in Colombian rice fields through AI-powered platforms; to boost security and enhance customer service in Brazil’s banking sector; to create vegan alternatives with the same taste and texture as animal-based foods in Chile’s food industry; to predict school dropouts and teenage…

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    Why the WTO Appellate Body Crisis Matters to the Caribbean

    Dr. Jan Yves Remy and Alicia Nicholls The Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) – the final court charged with hearing appeals on points of law at the WTO – faces an existential crisis. On 10 December  2019, the terms of two of its remaining three members – the quorum needed to adjudicate an appeal – will expire. Their positions will not be filled if the current United States (US) blockage of appointments continues. This means that new appeals of panel decisions will not be heard after that date.   Given Caribbean countries’ limited and ‘checkered’ experience…

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    JOB OPPORTUNITY: Trade Marketing Manager

    The West India Biscuit Company Ltd. is seeking to recruit a proactive and results-oriented individual to fill the position of Trade Marketing Manager within their Commercial Department. Deadline for application is November 22. Please see the job advertisement below for further details:

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