The AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum 2022 (ACTIF2022) successfully concluded in Bridgetown, Barbados, with a commitment by participants to remove the scars of the past and build a commercial bridge towards forging a prosperous future for Africa and the Caribbean.
Africa and the Caribbean Can Remove Scars of Middle Passage Through Cooperation on Regions’ Great Issues, says PM Mottley of Barbados
Africa and the Caribbean have it within their capacity “forever to remove the scars of the middle passage” by cooperating on the great issues confronting the two regions, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados said yesterday at the opening of the first-ever AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF2022) in Bridgetown, Barbados.
The Government of Barbados and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) have announced the first-ever Africa-Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF2022), scheduled to take place in Bridgetown, Barbados, from August 31 to September 3, 2022.
There will be a strong contingent of athletes representing Barbados at the XXII Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held between July 28 and August 8, 2022.
On Friday, June 17, 2022, the curtain came down on the inaugural National Innovation Challenge – Beauty Edition, with the finalists awarded for using their creativity and ingenuity in developing beauty products that can rival some of the best worldwide.
Barbados will be among the 30 countries participating in the inaugural Caribbean Games, scheduled for June 29 to July 3, 2022, in Guadeloupe.
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) is hosting several activities this month to celebrate Olympic Day (OD), which is observed annually on June 23. This date is set aside by the International Olympic Committee for a worldwide celebration of the birth of the modern Olympic Games, to promote fitness, wellbeing, education and culture. This year there is a special emphasis on its mission to promote peace through sport, with the theme “Together for a Peaceful World”.
Barbados has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening bilateral relations with Guyana in various areas, including agriculture, to achieve food security and housing.
Yesterday, a delegation from Export Barbados (BIDC) and local agricultural businesses departed for Guyana to attend the inaugural Agri-Investment Forum & Expo, scheduled for May 19-21, 2022.
Export Barbados (BIDC) is pleased to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, Mark Hill, has been invited to join the Geneva-based International Trade Centre's (ITC) advisory board for trade promotion, effective May 16, 2022.
French Red Cross to host a regional cooperation event on disaster management in the Caribbean from May 17 to 19
More than 40 participants from 12 Red Cross Societies and regional partners, including the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDMEA), will participate in a regional workshop on cooperation and disaster risk management from May 17-19, 2022, in Sint Maarten. The Caribbean is exposed to major challenges in terms of natural hazards, epidemics, and climate change. In this context, strengthening cooperation and emergency response capacities is a major strategic goal to increase the resilience of populations significantly. As such, the event will be marked by the presence of the Director General of the French Red Cross, Jean-Christophe Combe.
Export Barbados recently continued discussions on creating a Gold Exchange in this country, with representatives of Gold Jewelers and Raw Gold Dealers in Guyana, hearing first-hand, plans for the Gold Exchange and a gold jewelry center in Bridgetown.