GEORGETOWN, Guyana, 1 February 2012/ Knews/ ACP: The European Union (EU) has pledged another multi-million disbursement of funds in support of the Guyana sugar industry, one of the many Caribbean countries crippled by a cut in sugar prices by the EU, its biggest market for sugar. Guyana can expect around EUR 24.9 million this year, on the heels of a EUR12.5 million package received last December.
ST ANDREWS, Jamaica, 1 February 2012/ JIS/ ACP: Rural Jamaican communities will have a more proactive hand in protecting the country's forests, with a shared management system launched this week between the St. Andrews communities of Dallas Castle and Constitutional Hill and the Government's Forestry Department.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu, 31 January 2012/ BizClim/ Vanuatu Daily Post – The Government of Vanuatu has echoed a key recommendation to hold a special forum between EU and Pacific representatives to discuss how to foster business and investment between the two regions.
ACCRA, Ghana, 31 January 2012/ Ghana News Association: Ghana’s interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU is the reason most local businesses such as the banana and pineapple are surviving today, Mr George Kporye, President of African Pineapples and Bananas Association (APIBANA) has said.
SUVA, Fiji, 24 January 2012/ FT: FIJI will benefit from nine of the 26 fisheries projects that have been allocated a budget of EUR3 million ($F6.9m) under the ACP Fish II Programme.
The projects for the Pacific region will see Fiji specifically develop subsidiary legislation to implement fisheries legislation.
NASSAU, The Bahamas, 23 January 2012/ BIS/ Anguilla News: The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Federal Republic of Nigeria are seeking to forge ties in tourism and other areas of economic development. These areas of development were announced by H.E Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor-General as he accepted Letters of Commission presented by H.E Laraba Elsie-Bhutto, accrediting her as N
Brussels, 23 January 2012: The ACP Committee of Ambassadors received two peers into its fold last week. H.E Mr Badri Ali Bogoreh, Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti and H.E Mr Wilfred Eduard Christopher, Ambassador of the Republic of Suriname were officially welcomed as the new representatives of their respective countries to the ACP Group of States on Thursday.
Senegal, 20 January 2012: The West African country of Senegal has urged apparel exporters from Sri Lanka to set up their production base in the country.
During his meeting with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, Senegal’s newly appointed Ambassador of Senegal to Sri Lanka, Amadou Moustapha, said Sri Lankan apparel exporters can benefit from duty-free trade agreements and the availability of cheap labour in Senegal.
ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago, 20 January 2012/ TTND: The University of the West Indies has joined the University of Porto, Portugal in a partnership with the European Commission that will fund graduate studies in countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.