Tag Archives: Barbados Prime Minister- Mia Mottley

TRAVEL: Six airlines to serve Guyana; other CARICOM countries following LIAT’s collapse

LIAT at ‘Ogle’ International Airport.

Six  privately-owned airlines are being considered to link Guyana with the numerous scattered Caribbean islands as the several Caribbean shareholder governments say they are broke and can no longer afford to pump money into the ailing LIAT (1974) Ltd.

LIAT’s board has decided to ground the decades-old regional carrier and separate assets from liabilities because of insolvency. The financial situation has worsened because the airline has been grounded for several weeks now due to the fact that most Caribbean countries have closed their airports due to COVID-19.    Continue reading

CARICOM: Canadian Prime Minister To Meet With Caribbean Leaders

Canadian Prime Minister To Meet With Caribbean Leaders

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

OTTAWA, Ontario, February 11, 2020 (CMC) – Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, will meet with Caribbean Leaders during their 31st inter-sessional summit in Barbados, on Tuesday, next week, the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has confirmed.

The Secretariat said that Trudeau will meet with the leaders of the 15-member regional grouping on the first day of their two-day summit that will be held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, on the outskirts of the capital.

He is also scheduled to hold bi-lateral discussions with the CARICOM Chairman and the host, Prime Minister, Mia Mottley.    Continue reading

Barbados To Begin Issuing Licenses For Marijuana Cultivation Next Month

But Weir has hinted at the possibility of Barbadians having to be prepared to make “heavy investments in order to get going” into the new industry, under which the government will allow the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Weir told the online publication, Barbados TODAY, while he is “happy to report that the authority is established, and they are ready to work”, he is hoping that the first of the licences would be ready to be issued, before February, but no later than the end of that month.  Continue reading

Barbados Residents Must “Clean up or pay up!” – says P.M. Mia Mottley

Residents who refuse to keep their premises clean will be fined starting April next year.

Word of this has come from Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who said her administration would be enforcing the law.

Mottley said Attorney General Dale Marshall has already done the initial work in relation to necessary changes to the legislation, which she said Cabinet would review and approve “shortly”.

“In addition to that, you can’t just legislate without letting people know there is a new marshal in town. You’ve got to properly publicly educate people about what you expect of them,” said Mottley.        Continue reading

CARIBBEAN: Time to transform CSME and CARICOM – By David Jessop

The View From Europe – November 10. 2019  – By David Jessop

Caricom Headquarters. Georgetown. Guyana.

In the last few days Barbados’ Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, has reiterated her belief that to progress the region must make the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) fit for purpose.

Ms. Mottley suggested that if the region is not to be marginalised, CARICOM’s governance structure needs to change, more frequent meetings of CARICOM heads and ministerial sub-committees should be held to speed up the pace of implementation, and her fellow leaders should in this respect consider following the lead of European Heads of Government. She also encouraged the private sector to play a much greater and more active role in regional decision-making, planning and implementation.        Continue reading

President of Kenya arrives in Barbados for an official visit – cbc.bb

President of Kenya arrives in Barbados for an official visit

08 August 2019 – CBC News Barbados

The President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, arrived here on Wednesday for a three day official visit aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries and to forge bi-lateral ties.

The trip forms the second leg of Kenyatta’s seven-day visit to the region and follows three days of bilateral talks with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness.        Continue reading

US President Meeting with Caribbean delegation is “troubling” – PM Gonsalves

PM Gonsalves of St.Vincent and the Grenadines comments on Trump’s meeting

Gonsalves describes meeting between US President and Caribbean delegation as “troubling”

24 March 2019 – CMC
Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has described the recent meeting between United States President Donald Trump and some Caribbean leaders as “troubling”.

Speaking to reporters here late Saturday, Gonsalves noted that there was no true representation of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as the current chairman of the regional body, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Timothy Harris was not invited to the meeting.

He also pointed out that also absent were members of the CARICOM advisory committee including himself, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.        Continue reading

Barbados PM Wants Greater Movement Towards CSME From CARICOM States

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis, February 28, 2019 (CMC) – Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, on Tuesday, warned that the future of multilateralism is being threatened at the “very time it is needed, more than ever, and urged Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to put aside their differences and further develop the much-heralded CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

The CSME allows for the free movement of goods, skills, labour and services across the 15-member grouping and Mottley, addressing the two-day CARICOM inter-sessional, held meeting in St. Kitts and Nevis, said that the special CARICOM meeting, on the CSME, held in Trinidad and Tobago last December, had achieved much in the way of putting the initiative back on the front burner.

“The opportunity to have had two days of dedicated discussion has really made a fundamental difference in the trajectory that we can see now, and the progress we can garner going forward.