19 media workers trained in Jamaica

  • Access to CARICOM Single Market Increasing
  • Media Workers hear from trailblazers
Trained media workers pose with (seated from left) Faith Mullings Williams, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Wanya Illes, CARICOM Secretariat, Gillian Scott, Trainer and Marcia Thomas, Under Secretary for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Trained media workers pose with (seated from left) Faith Mullings Williams, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Wanya Illes, CARICOM Secretariat, Gillian Scott, Trainer and Marcia Thomas, Under Secretary for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

More than 3500 CARICOM Skills Certificates have been issued by the Government of Jamaica, to date, thereby qualifying the holders of these certificates to work in a total of thirteen CSM Member States, including Jamaica, without a work permit.

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27 Grenadian media workers graduate CSM Information flows workshop

Grenadian media workers pose with RAI Managing Director, Barbara Jacobs  Small (standing far left)

Grenadian media workers pose with RAI Managing Director, Barbara Jacobs Small (standing 2nd left)

Twenty-seven (27) Grenadian media workers benefited from a workshop geared at assisting journalists to break new ground in their coverage of the CARICOM Single Market (CSM). The media workers who originated from print and broadcast media houses from both public and private media, participated in the one and a half day workshop which took place at the Radisson Hotel on March 20, 2015.

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CARICOM Ambassador hails successful and inspirational CSME Workshops

Dominica views more informative workshops as critical


Dominica’s Ambassador to CARICOM H.E Felix Gregoire has expressed “great satisfaction” with the Spokespersons and Media training workshops which ran in Dominica from February 23 -25.

“From my personal observation and from report from the participants, it was clear that the workshops were very successful and inspired the participants who are using the information obtained on the CSME,” Ambassador Gregoire wrote in a letter of commendation dated March 11, 2015.

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Landmark cases open up greater opportunities for Belizeans

• Spokespersons and media mobilized to increase information to the nation

The Shanique Myrie judgment has underscored rights for all travelling CARICOM nationals   (Stabroek News photo)

The Shanique Myrie judgment has underscored rights for all travelling CARICOM nationals   (Stabroek News photo)

All CARICOM nationals including Belizeans must be landed for the maximum six months in all 13 CARICOM countries participating in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy as a result of the ruling in the landmark Shanique Myrie versus Government of Barbados 2013 case, two CSME Workshops were advised last week.

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Dominica CARICOM/CSME Desk launches CSME Report Card

New information channel promises timely updates to Dominicans on CSME developments

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The Ministry of Trade, Energy and Employment has launched the CSME Report Card, a bi-annually hosted press conference that will serve as a direct reporting mechanism from CSME touch-point agencies to Dominicans, in partnership with local media. Coordinated by the CARICOM/CSME Desk within the Ministry of Trade, the CSME Report Card launch was an opening highlight of the Media CSME training workshop, hosted on February 25th. Approximately thirteen journalists and media managers were on hand to receive the first CSME implementation report for 2015 by H.E. Felix Gregoire, Ambassador to CARICOM.

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Single Market trailblazer outlines 4-step approach to access CARICOM Single Market Opportunities

Lucilla Lewis, independent finance,management and business consultant  proposed a four-step formula for access to and success within the CARICOM Single Market

Lucilla Lewis, independent finance,management and business consultant proposed a four-step formula for access to and success within the CARICOM Single Market

Dominican service providers and media have been challenged to take example from the several service providers moving freely within the CARICOM Single Market (CSM) providing services to governments, regional and international NGOs and the private sector.

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CARICOM Creole Speaking Stakeholders talk CSME in Dominica

Creole speaking Dominicans, as well as Haitians residing in the CARICOM Member State got their chance on Thursday February 27th, 2015, to learn about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and the five regimes which facilitate its operation as a single market space. The platform was the very popular Creole radio interview and call-in show “Naftanoun” which airs weekdays on Dominica Broadcasting Service (DBS), and hosted by well-known media presenter and artist Felix Henderson.

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St. Vincent Civil Society & Media personnel commend CSME Training

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Media and civil society in St Vincent and the Grenadines grasped the opportunities in two CSME Workshops in SVG in February

 

Fifteen representatives from civil society organizations and three journalists have lauded a capacity building programme which ran in St. Vincent and the Grenadines from February 16 – 18, 2015. Among primary objectives of the training was knowledge building on CARICOM as an institution; on the CARICOM Single Market (CSM) and the arrangements and regimes and what they mean for the CARICOM national. The initiative was mounted by the CARICOM Secretariat in partnership with the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with funding from the Canadian Government.

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Unprecedented demand for Belizean goods in CARICOM markets

Mike Singh, CEO of the Ministry of Trade (BelizeInvest.net photo)

Mike Singh, CEO of the Ministry of Trade (BelizeInvest.net photo)

Belize is seeing unprecedented demand for its Grain, Seafood and other types of produce in CARICOM markets such as Guyana, Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados through the CARICOM Single Market and Economy’s zero duty preferential access mechanism, Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Trade, Investment, Promotion, Private Sector Development and Consumer Protection, Michael Singh has disclosed. Continue reading

Guyanese Media Corps train to enhance CSME reporting

Aneesha Allie of the Guyana National CSME Focal Point Ministry left and RAI Team member Carolyn Walcott right, pose with media showing their newly minted certificates of participation

Aneesha Allie of the Guyana National CSME Focal Point Ministry left and RAI Team member Carolyn Walcott right, pose with media showing their newly minted certificates of participation

Guyanese media workers who recently benefited from training to enhance reporting on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) has committed to highlighting its benefits and opportunities for all Guyanese though their media entities. The two-day intensive CSME media training, executed by Right Angle Imaging Consultancy, was coordinated by Guyana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs with funding from the Government of Canada under Component 300 of the CARICOM Trade and Competitiveness Project (CTCP) that seeks to enhance regional information flows on the CSME.

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St. Vincent Civil Society and Media personnel Commend CSME Training

We FMs Christa Bynoe Greaves receiving her certificate of particpation from consulting traininer Barbara Jacobs Small

We FMs Christa Bynoe Greaves receiving her certificate of participation from consulting trainer Barbara Jacobs Small, Managing Director, RAI Inc.

Fifteen representatives from civil society organization sand three journalists have lauded a capacity building programme which ran in St. Vincent and the Grenadines from February 16 – 18, 2015. Among primary objectives of the training was knowledge building on CARICOM as an institution; on the CARICOM Single Market (CSM) and the arrangements and regimes which form the pillars of democracy within the space, and what they mean for the CARICOM national.The initiative was mounted by the CARICOM Secretariat in partnership with the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with funding from the Canadian Government.

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