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Safe, adequate and affordable transportation for goods and people of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), as well as the benefits of links with the wider world are among the major objectives of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) transportation sector. Transportation has been identified in the Community Strategic Plan 2015-2019 as one of the sectors to build competitiveness and unleash key economic drivers to transition the regional economy to growth. In CARICOM the sector is divided into two broad areas: Maritime Transport and Air Transport, each with a number of priorities.

At the CARICOM Secretariat, the Transportation sub-programme working with the Regional Transportation Commission and other stakeholders continues to develop, articulate, implement and harmonise policies and... Read more

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Staying on track with global civil aviation developments – CCS

Posted: 27 October 2016 - Press Releases
As air transportation continues to be an important area of focus for the Region, the CARICOM Secretariat participated in the latest Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO),
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CDB approves funds for more climate resilient Caribbean transport sector

Posted: 29 July 2016 - Regional News
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 28, CMC – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funds to address the high incidence of damage to the road infrastructure in Caribbean countries by natural
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More investment, fast-track modernization of regional ports needed, says CDB

Posted: 23 May 2016 - Regional News
A Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) sponsored study on maritime ports in the region is recommending a major overhaul in policies; significant increase in investments to fast-track modernization; more
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Safety, security in Regional aviation to be harmonised- Guyana sets stage for robust sector

Posted: 01 March 2016 - Regional News
Matters pertaining to security and safety in the aviation sector for the Caribbean Region are currently being discussed as the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System’s
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Guyana to get regional help to meet global civil aviation standards

Posted: 29 February 2016 - Regional News
Guyana is among several Caribbean countries expected to receive assistance from the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) to help reach a year-end deadline set by the
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Regional Transportation Commission meets in Georgetown

Posted: 04 February 2016 - Press Releases
The Regional Transportation Commission (RTRC) met at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, on February 1, to continue its work towards the provision of adequate, efficient and safe
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LIAT launches new routes with helicopter charter agreement

Posted: 11 January 2016 - Regional News
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Thursday January 7, 2016 – LIAT has entered into a bespoke charter agreement with the Antigua and Barbuda-based Caribbean Helicopters that will see the regional
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CDB approves Loan and Grant for Turks and Caicos - Funds to cover economic and transportation programmes

Posted: 14 December 2015 - Regional News
Following the acceptance of the Country Strategy Paper developed by Caribbean Development Bank, the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands has moved quickly to work with the Bank to improve its
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Grenada, China Sign MOU on Air Transport Cooperation

Posted: 11 September 2015 - Regional News
China and Grenada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on air transport cooperation on September 11, according to a statement on the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)'s
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Transport Ministers from 54 countries call for global policies to mainstream low-carbon transport

Posted: 30 August 2015 - Regional News
Transport Ministers participating in the International Transport Forum (ITF) Annual Summit agreed in their Declaration from Ministers on Transport, Trade and Tourism on the value of pursuing
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Barbados and Hong Kong sign air services agreement

Posted: 12 July 2015 - Regional News
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday July 10, 2015 – Barbados and Hong Kong have inked an Air Services Agreement.The deal “provides the framework for the provision of international air services
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The World Bank is driving the process to link the entire Caribbean by ferries

Posted: 17 June 2015 - Regional News
The World Bank is driving the process to link the entire Caribbean by ferries with the results of an initial assessment being described as promising. The Bank’s Country Director for the
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Bahamas, China Sign Memorandum on Air Services

Posted: 03 June 2015 - Regional News
In what could be a major step for Bahamian tourism, the Bahamas and China have signed a memorandum of understanding for air service between the two countries.The move comes months after initial
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Haiti getting $27M for transportation improvements

Posted: 22 May 2015 - Regional News
(Caribbean Journal) Haiti is getting a $27 million grant to improve transportation infrastructure, following approval from the Inter-American Development Bank.The grant will help modernize and
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Caribbean Development Bank suggests overhaul of regional airline industry

Posted: 21 May 2015 - Regional News
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Thursday May 21, 2015 – A study commissioned by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has recommended a major rethink of the regional airline industry and the setting up of
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CDB Launches Study on Regional Air Travel – At Annual Board Of Governors’ Meeting

Posted: 20 May 2015 - Regional News
A study commissioned by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has recommended a major rethink of the regional airline industry and for the setting up of a CARICOM Airlines Association to identify
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Logistics and Youth Entrepreneurship Focus of #CDBBoG45 Seminars

Posted: 20 May 2015 - Regional News
Industry leaders in regional air transport, educational professionals, economists and development partners from across the globe will gather to discuss solutions to the main constraints to Regional
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St. Kitts and Nevis hosts CDB’s 45th AGM

Posted: 19 May 2015 - Regional News
Barbados – St. Kitts and Nevis will host the 45th meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on May 20 and 21 at the Marriott Resort in Basseterre. The
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Jamaica Hosts Regional Civil Aviation Meeting

Posted: 15 May 2015 - Regional News
A contingent of directors general, state and other high-level representatives from the Central Caribbean, the United States and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), met at the Terra
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THE HOYOS FILE: LIAT secret plan – the agony and the irony

Posted: 08 April 2015 - Regional News
It takes a long time because those who naturally would want the status quo to be maintained – say, for example, Antigua and Barbuda – try their best to stop reality, like sunshine, from
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New Antigua-Barbuda to Turks and Caicos Islands connection

Posted: 01 April 2015 - Regional News
V.C Bird International Airport will serve as an important hub for UK based carrier British Airways, as the airline, on Sunday, launched their inaugural flight service from Antigua to the Turks and
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Antigua and Barbuda PM requests hold on LIAT decisions

Posted: 18 February 2015 - Regional News
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – February 17, 2015……Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has written to his colleague Dr Ralph Gonsalves in his capacity as
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Demand for new aircraft in Caribbean to reach 2,300 by 2033

Posted: 18 November 2014 - Regional News
Herdon, Nov. 17, CMC - A report by Airbus has forecast that the Latin America and Caribbean regions will require around 2,300 new airliners by 2033.This is according to the latest Global Market
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PM of Antigua to work with Jamaica to increase shipping revenue

Posted: 17 November 2014 - Regional News
Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Hon. Gaston Browne, says his country will collaborate with the Government of Jamaica to increase the Caribbean region’s market share of the lucrative
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CARICOM SG welcomes APD revision

Posted: 20 March 2014 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has welcomed the announcement by
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Regional airlines identify areas of functional cooperation

Posted: 14 February 2014 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Government-owned air carriers in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have held their second meeting on how they can
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High cost of transportation must be addressed - ASG Slater

Posted: 11 October 2013 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The issue of the high cost of regional air and sea transportation was one of the areas that had to be addressed
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St. Kitts-Nevis called for end to aviation taxes that could cripple vital tourism sector

Posted: 26 September 2013 - Regional News
MONTREAL, Canada, CMC – St. Kitts-Nevis Wednesday urged the international community against imposing aviation taxes that would have a deleterious on the economy of the twin-island federation.
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CARIBBEAN-TRANSPORTATION : Case study competition on road safety launched

Posted: 05 July 2013 - Regional News
WASHINGTON, CMC – With the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the International Training Centre for Local Actors and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research
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Thirty-fourth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM Transportation – a major area of focus

Posted: 01 July 2013 - Press Releases
CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana -  There is a school of thought that a more positive and apt description of the group of States that form the Caribbean Community
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