Posts Tagged ‘Caricom Development Fund’

CDF-Supported Rural Agricultural Infrastructure Development (RAID) Project taking root in Ithaca

Minister Noel Holder, Minister of Agriculture distributing planting material to farmers at the Buxton location Guyana’s Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder at the end of January 2019 led a team which included Finance Minister, Winston Jordan to Buxton Village where massive works are being carried out under the Rural Agricultural Infrastructure Development (RAID) programme. The purpose…

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Ithaca farmers benefit from CARICOM Development Fund Project

Agriculture Minister Noel Holder hands over planting materials to Chairman of the Ithaca Co-op, Desmond Weekes. THE Rural Agricultural Infrastructure Development programme (RAID)  aback of Ithaca, West Bank Berbice in Region 5 (Mahaica/Berbice) was off to a running start on Wednesday with the presentation of planting materials to farmers. A visit to the location was made by…

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CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) Signs US$1 million Contribution Agreement with Government of India

His Excellency Mahender Singh Kanyal, High Commissioner of India to Barbados (Designate) signs the Contribution Agreement with Chief Executive Officer of the CDF, Mr. Rodinald Soomer The Government of India and the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) signed a Contribution Agreement on Saturday January 19th, 2019, in Paramaribo Suriname, which provides for a grant allocation of…

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CDF Knowledge Day – 10th Anniversary Activity

  The CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) celebrated its 10th Anniversary during the week 4th to 10th November 2018. As part of the celebration activities, the CDF hosted an Open Day aimed at imparting knowledge of the organisation over the years, within the context of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). As such, 5th and…

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Regional Energy Consumers to Benefit most from New CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) led Credit Risk Initiative

Mr. Wayne Vitalis, Financial Controller, CDF looks on whilst Ms. Paula James of the St. Lucia Manufacturers Association makes a point at the recent validation workshop held in Suriname.   Energy consumers across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are expected to be the main beneficiaries of an ongoing initiative that seeks to facilitate ease of access…

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CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) Board meets ahead of workshop to tackle Energy Financing and Investment Challenges

L to R: Mr. Arden Warner (CDF Board Secretary), Mr. Rodinald Soomer (CEO), Dr. Sherwyn Williams (Chairman), Mr. Angus W. Vitalis (Financial Controller), Ms. Yvette Alvarez, Ms. Beverly Best, Mr. Bernard Lord and Dr. Richard Brown (CDF Board Directors) and Mr. Alex Joubert (CAMCO Director)   Sustainable financing for the Region’s energy sector will come…

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CARICOM Development Fund Signs MOU with Commonwealth Secretariat

L to R. CARICOM Development Fund’s CEO Mr. Rodinald Soomer and Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC. As part of its strategic objective of broadening the scope of its development partnerships, the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Commonwealth Secretariat. The MOU seeks to strengthen collaboration between…

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CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) commences Study on the Development of a Credit Risk Abatement Facility (CRAF)

The CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), in collaboration with the Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), have commenced work on the establishment of a Credit Risk Abatement Facility (CRAF) for the benefit of Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) with an initial focus on the Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Sector. A team…

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St. Lucia receives Grant Support from the CARICOM Development Fund for Export Promotion and Village Tourism

On Friday 16th March 2018, the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) and the Government of Saint Lucia signed two (2) grant agreements for a combined value of US$452,800 (EC$1,222,560), to provide technical assistance to strengthen the institutional infrastructure and implement new programmes for trade competitiveness and tourism development: US$332,800 (EC$898,560) for the development of a revised…

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