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CARICOM to launch community online platforms


CARICOM to launch community online platforms

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THE CARICOM SECRETARIAT will officially launch four online platforms next week, designed to make the benefits of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) more accessible to persons in the region.

The launch takes place on Monday, September 25, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St Michael, at 9 a.m. Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, Robert Morris, as well as officials from the CARICOM Secretariat, and representatives of the International Development Partners will deliver remarks.

The online platforms were created with the assistance of the Tenth European Development Fund (EDF) Grant Agreement between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the European Union (EU).

They are the Labour Market Information Systems; the regional platform for Online Companies’ Registries; the Community Public Procurement Notice Board and National Advertising Portals for 13 Member States; and the CARICOM Rapid Alert System for the Exchange of Information on Dangerous (non-food) Consumer Goods Upgraded Platform and Public Portal.

They are intended to provide an online database and repository of regional labour market statistics, public procurement opportunities, information on the registration of companies, business names and other entities; and alerts and notifications on dangerous and harmful products in the Community.

Presentations on the platforms will be made by the technical officers from the CARICOM Secretariat, with interventions where necessary by project consultants who will join via the online streaming platforms. (CSME UNIT/BGIS)