Tardiness Costing CARICOM Much-Needed Donor Funding


Deputy Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan, says the regional body is losing millions of dollars in donor funding for failing to implement projects on time.

She made the revelation while speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5 with Tyrone Reid and Kemesha Kelly.

Ambassador Soeknandan says more political will is needed to implement regional integration projects under CARICOM.

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She says CARICOM member states have dithered on some projects relating to the promotion of free movement of people within the Region.

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Jamaica along with the CARICOM Secretariat will be hosting a three-day sensitisation seminar on the CARICOM Gender Sensitive Results-Based Management System, RBM, and the CARICOM Strategic Plan for 2015 to 2019.


Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.