CARICOM Development Fund appoints new CEO

Rodinald Soomer


The Barbados-based CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) has a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who will lead that organisation through its second funding cycle, 2015-2020.

He is Rodinald Soomer, an Economist, who was previously employed in the Division of Economic Affairs with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, from May 2005 to August 2015, where he headed the Economic Development Policy Unit. (more…)

Swedish Ambassador to CARICOM pays courtesy call on PM Harris

Ambassador Hammer (center) presents PM Harris with a token during his meeting. Honourary Consul Allen-Ferdinand is left. (Photo via SKNIS)
Ambassador Hammer (centre) presents PM Timothy Harris with a token during his meeting. Honourary Consul Allen-Ferdinand is at right. (Photo via SKNIS)

Basseterre, St. Kitts –  Sweden’s Ambassador to CARICOM, His Excellency Claes Hammer, paid a courtesy call on St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris on Monday, 9 March at his office at Government Headquarters.

Ambassador Hammer presented Prime Minister Harris with a congratulatory letter from his Government. Discussions were held on the way forward towards greater cooperation between Sweden and St. Kitts and Nevis. Ambassador Hammer was accompanied by resident Honourary Consul for Sweden, Kathleen Allen-Ferdinand. (more…)

Haiti to benefit from CDF country assistance programme

Haiti is on track to benefit from a Country Assistance Programme (CAP) of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) when that Barbados-based organisation’s second funding cycle starts in July 2015.

The CDF provides technical and financial resources to “disadvantaged countries, regions and sectors” within CARICOM and since 2010 has approved CAPs of almost EC$124 million (US$46 million) in loans and grants for financing projects in OECS member states, Belize and Guyana.

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