Plans for implementation of CARICOM HRD Strategy moving ahead

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Plans for the implementation of CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy continue to move forward with the recent hosting (30 May-1June, 2017) of a Workshop that was geared at outlining specific ways in which the process would be tackled. Human Resource Development professionals gathered in Guyana for the workshop at the Guyana Marriott Hotel in Georgetown.

Check out the video below for the details on the issues that were discussed and some of the strategies that were formulated.


Progress made at Regional HRD Workshop

Programme Manager for Human Resource Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Eduardo Ali said that he was very pleased with the outcomes of a recently held Regional Human Resource Development Workshop at the Guyana Marriott Hotel in Georgetown. The event was organised by the CARICOM Secretariat and HRD Commission. The HRD Commission included a group of experts from across the Region and is responsible for developing policy recommendations for education reform in CARICOM Member States. The workshop was administered by technical staff from the CARICOM Secretariat in the form of a modular course. The main purpose was to formulate a Regional Framework for Action that will implement the recently approved CARICOM HRD 2030 Strategy which will be presented to the CARICOM Heads of Government in July 2017. Check out the clip for Dr. Ali’s take on the outcomes of the forum.


Belizean national sworn in as CCJ Judge

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The Honourable Mr. Justice Denys Arthur Barrow was sworn in as Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today at a ceremony at the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza, in his home country of Belize. The Honourable Mr Justice Barrow, who was sworn in by His Excellency Sir Colville Young, is the first citizen of Belize to be appointed to the CCJ bench.

Mr. Justice Barrow brings to the CCJ bench a forty-year legal career together with various stints of judicial appointments in judiciaries across the Region and membership on a world-renowned tribunal dealing with international labour and human rights law.

Mr Justice Barrow is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Laws and received a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School. He was admitted to the practice of law in Belize in 1977 and embarked on a career in private practice. In 1990, Mr. Justice Barrow was elevated to Senior Counsel and went on to start his own law firm ‘Barrow and Company’.

CCJ Headquarters, Trinidad and Tobago
CCJ Headquarters, Trinidad and Tobago


Charting an implementation path for CARICOM HRD Strategy


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The way forward for  the implementation of the Regional HRD Strategy continues to be developed at a workshop being held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel in Georgetown.

Regional Human Resource stakeholders from across the Regional are in the process of crafting an implementation plan for the strategy. Participants of the workshop have been divided into groups to address various issues in relation to the implementation of the strategy and have been hard at work to ensure that the objectives of the workshop are met.

The HRD Strategy has been approved by the Community Council for presentation to the CARICOM Heads of Government in July 2017. See photo highlights from Day Two of the workshop above.

Regional Human Resource Development Strategy will not sit on a shelf waiting to be implemented – Director, Human Development

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Director of Human Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Ms. Myrna Bernard has given the assurance that the Human Resource Development 2030 Strategy will be implemented. She said she was aware that there were many other similar strategies across the Region that have sat waiting to be executed but reassured that it would be different with the HRD Strategy.

Ms Bernard was giving welcome remarks at a Planning Workshop for the CARICOM Human Resource 2030 Strategy Regional Framework for Action at the Georgetown Marriott Hotel in Guyana on Tuesday. The three-day workshop is expected to develop transformational change initiatives, corresponding actions and mobilisation for change. Its overall aim is to formulate a Regional Framework for Action that will implement the CARICOM HRD 2030 Strategy. (more…)