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What does CARICOM want from the UN SIDS conference?

When CARICOM leaders meet in Apia, Samoa from September 1-4, they will try to emphasize the special vulnerability of Small Island Developing States to social, economic and environmental shocks, and their comparative disadvantage next to larger countries.

Member States will also continue to advance their lobby against the use of per capita income as the criteria to determine access to concessionary development financing for SIDS.

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Chikungunya cases in the Caribbean continue to increase steadily, with 7,493 confirmed cases across the CARICOM region and the overseas territories

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Health authorities in Barbados indicate that there are now more than sixty suspected cases of the Chikungunya virus on the island.

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Latore Mackey, The Bahamas Prime Minister’s press secretary, was murdered in the early hours of this morning on Nassau’s Market Street

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