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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.

NEWS: Free trade agreements can benefit Senegal-Sri Lanka trade, says Ambassador

Senegal, 20 January 2012: The West African country of Senegal has urged apparel exporters from Sri Lanka to set up their production base in the country.

During his meeting with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, Senegal’s newly appointed Ambassador of Senegal to Sri Lanka, Amadou Moustapha, said Sri Lankan apparel exporters can benefit from duty-free trade agreements and the availability of cheap labour in Senegal.

NEWS: West Indies University Alumni eligible for share in ACP, EU scholarship

ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago, 20 January 2012/ TTND: The University of the West Indies has joined the University of Porto, Portugal in a partnership with the European Commission that will fund graduate studies in countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

ACP applauds Ban Ki-Moon on Second Term at the UN

Brussels, 19 January 2012/ ACP Newsdesk: The Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has issued a message of congratulations and support to H. E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, who recently began his second term as Secretary-General of the United Nations. 

NEWS: Caribbean Development Bank to receive EUR50 million climate action credit line from EIB

18 January, 2012/ CDB/ Green Antilles: Member countries of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will soon be able to access climate change adaptation funding through a new line of credit provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB).

The CDB is to receive a Climate Action Line of Credit equivalent to EUR50 million, or approximately USD 65.3 million. 


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