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October 1, 2013

Australian Direct Aid Program


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The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants scheme for development activities managed by Heads of Australian Missions in approximately 45 countries. The emphasis of the program is on alleviating basic humanitarian hardships.

For more information about the program, visit dfat.gov.au/direct_aid_program.

Effective January 1, 2012, Bahamas, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago became ineligible for DAP funding having graduated from the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) list of Official Development Assistance (ODA) on January 1, 2012.

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CROSQ Evaluation of New Work Item Proposal: Revision of Caribbean Community Standard for Toilet Tissue in Rolls, Single and Two-Ply (CCS 22: 1992)


The Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS) wishes to notify any relevant stakeholder and the general public that the Caribbean Community Standard for Toilet Tissue in Rolls, Single and Two-Ply (CRS 22: 1992) is being proposed for its revision by the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ). The Evaluation of this New Work Item Proposal is out for evaluation by Belize. Relevant stakeholders are asked to note, on approval of the standard by COTED, the BBS is obliged to adopt the same as a national standard. In this regard, your initial feedback/comments with respect to this proposal, justification for its revision, evaluation of the proposal and/or expressed interests to voluntarily contribute to the standards development process will be greatly appreciated. The deadline for submission of any feedback/comments to the Bureau of Standards is October 14th, 2013. The standard is also available on request from the BBS office. Comments can also be mailed to the BBS Office or email at bbs@btl.net or stds.officer@bbs.gov.bz.

To view the proposal, kindly click here COMPLETED NWIP FORM – toilet tissue – 18th Sept 2013

THE CARIBBEAN KITCHEN PAVILION TO FEATURE CARIBBEAN PRODUCTS WITH UNEXPECTED FLAVOURS AT ANUGA 2013


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Bridgetown, Barbados, October 1, 2013. The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in partnership with the Deutsche Geselleschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) will bring the Caribbean Kitchen Pavilion to this year’s ANUGA 2013 Food Show at the Koelnmesse GmbH exhibition center in Cologne, Germany on the 5th to 9th October, 2013

 

The Pavilion will showcase 12 Caribbean food suppliers from 7 different countries, displaying a range of beverages, condiments and selected items. This trade fair will provide EU industry professionals the opportunity to sample first-hand the diverse flavours found within the Caribbean region.

 

Following the standard call for Expression of Interest in April of this year, over 40 submissions were received and the following companies were selected based upon the products that have potential to enter the German/EU market and their capacity to export.

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