INTERVIEW SPECIAL: "Endless options" for ACP future, says new Chair of the ACP Committee of Ambassdors

Brussels, 3 February 2012/ ECDPM: On the 1st of February H.E. Shirley Skerritt-Andrew, Ambassador of Saint Lucia, took over as Chairperson of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors. She will preside the group for the coming 6 moths.

Communiqué de Presse: Présentation du rapport Général du 1er Congrès Panafricain sur la culture et ses liens avec l’économie en Afrique

Le RAPEC en partenariat avec l’UNESCO et le Groupe ACP  rend publique le rapport d’activité des travaux du premier congrès panafricain. Ayant pour thème : La culture, levier du développement en Afrique.

NEWS: Guyana gets EU boost for sugar sector competitiveness

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, 1 February 2012/ Knews/ ACP: The European Union (EU) has pledged another multi-million disbursement of funds in support of the Guyana sugar industry, one of the many Caribbean countries crippled by a cut in sugar prices by the EU, its biggest market for sugar. Guyana can expect around EUR 24.9 million this year, on the heels of a EUR12.5 million package received last December.

 

NEWS: Jamaica Gov't, local communes align to protect forests under GCCA-ACP programme

ST ANDREWS, Jamaica, 1 February 2012/ JIS/ ACP: Rural Jamaican communities will have a more proactive hand in protecting the country's forests, with a shared management system launched this week between the St. Andrews communities of Dallas Castle and Constitutional Hill and the Government's Forestry Department.

 

NEWS: EU-Pacific business forum proposed at ACP BizClim high level conference

PORT VILA, Vanuatu, 31 January 2012/ BizClim/ Vanuatu Daily Post – The Government of Vanuatu has echoed a key recommendation to hold a special forum between EU and Pacific representatives to discuss how to foster business and investment between the two regions.

NEWS: ACP-EU power project brings electricity to Namibian rural community

TSUMKWE, Namibia, 31 January 2012/ New Era – NamPower on Wednesday unveiled the much-awaited N$26-million solar-diesel hybrid electricity supplier at Tsumkwe, funded by the ACP-EU Energy Facility.

NEWS: Interim EPA credited for survival of Ghana exports to Europe

ACCRA, Ghana, 31 January 2012/ Ghana News Association: Ghana’s interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU is the reason most local businesses such as the banana and pineapple are surviving today, Mr George Kporye, President of African Pineapples and Bananas Association (APIBANA) has said.

NEWS: Pacific fisheries laws to benefit under ACP Fish II Programme

SUVA, Fiji, 24 January 2012/ FT: FIJI will benefit from nine of the 26 fisheries projects that have been allocated a budget of EUR3 million ($F6.9m) under the ACP Fish II Programme.

The projects for the Pacific region will see Fiji specifically develop subsidiary legislation to implement fisheries legislation.

NEWS: Bahamas and Nigeria to form ties in tourism

NASSAU, The Bahamas, 23 January 2012/ BIS/ Anguilla News: The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Federal Republic of Nigeria are seeking to forge ties in tourism and other areas of economic development.  These areas of development were announced by H.E Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor-General as he accepted Letters of Commission presented by H.E Laraba Elsie-Bhutto, accrediting her as N

New envoys take seats at ACP Committee of Ambassadors

Brussels, 23 January 2012: The ACP Committee of Ambassadors received two peers into its fold last week. H.E Mr Badri Ali Bogoreh, Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti and H.E Mr Wilfred Eduard Christopher, Ambassador of the Republic of Suriname were officially welcomed as the new representatives of their respective countries to the ACP Group of States on Thursday.


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