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MARIGOT, St Martin -- The ninth selection and monitoring committees of the Interreg Caraïbes programme will take place on April 2 and 3, 2014, in Saint Martin under the chairmanship of the Regional Council of Guadeloupe in its capacity as management authority. On this occasion, the representatives of the regional councils of Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, the Overseas Collectivity of Saint Martin in partnership with the representatives of regional cooperation organisations in the Caribbean zone (CARICOM-CARIFORUM, ACS and OECS) will…
POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe -- European Cooperation Day was commemorated in the Caribbean last month under the theme of "Sharing borders to grow closer". The special day, commemorated on Thursday, September 25, 2014, was marked by highlighting special projects across the French overseas territories in the Caribbean. The Regional Council of Guadeloupe, as the management authority of the INTERREG IV Caraïbes European regional cooperation programme, organized the commemoration in the Caribbean in collaboration with the regional councils of Martinique, French Guiana and…
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- exporTT is leading its third trade mission from Trinidad and Tobago to the French Caribbean (Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana) from November 16-26, 2014. This project is sponsored by the CARTfund. A total of ten companies will participate in the mission from the following sectors: food and beverage; construction materials, creative industries, printing and packaging; wood and wood products; cleaning chemicals and personal care products. The selected companies comprise five companies that previously visited the…
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque met on Thursday with a team from French Guiana led by the president of the Regional Council Rodolphe Alexandre, as the French territories in the Caribbean begin discussions with CARICOM on their applications to become associate members of the Community. This followed a meeting on Wednesday with a team from Martinique and will be followed by similar discussions next month with representatives of Guadeloupe. The discussions on Thursday focused on the…
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- On August 25, Brazilian airline giant, GOL will commence twice weekly flights to Paramaribo, the capital of Dutch-speaking Suriname. On the other hand, reliable sources reveal that Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is exiting the Suriname market. In a press release, GOL said, "We have interest in the resumption and closer relations with Suriname, with regard to the mobilization of people, both for leisure and for business, with attentive vision to receptive…
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