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Jamaica celebrates Local Government Month (2016)

  Jamaica celebrates Local Government Month (2016)   Jamaica kicked off its Local Government and Community Month under the theme ‘Rebuilding Civic Pride in Your Community and Mine’ with a service on October 31, 2016. The celebrations will run from November 01 – 30, 2016, and will consist of a range of activities in parishes to highlight the role of local government in sustainable development.   This year, CARILED will partner

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Local Government Reform and LED on Caribbean Agenda

In April 2016, as part of the Caribbean Urban Forum 2016 in Paramaribo, Suriname, CARILED held a policy dialogue on the space for LED in local, national and regional development.  CARILED produced an outcome report titled, “Regional Dialogue on Factors Essential to Empower Local Authorities to Effectively Facilitate LED: Lessons from the Caribbean,” from that session, showcasing the Caribbean lessons learnt since 2012.  The concept paper focuses

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Local Engagement needed for Ease of Doing Business

Over the last 18 months,  CARILED provided technical assistance to local authorities in Belize and Jamaica, to conduct assessments, consult local businesses and jointly identify, prioritize and act on recommendations to make communities more business-friendly. The activities were focused on understanding and supporting “Ease of Doing Business” within the local economies. One such recommendation led to The Belize Mayor’s Association (BMA),

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Local Economic Development Planning on track in the Caribbean

CARILED continues to support the creation and implementation of Local Economic Development Strategic Plans (LSPs) in its countries of focus. The City of Belmopan, Belize will launch its public awareness campaign for its LED Strategic Plan in Q1 of FY 2016 – 2017, using tools developed in partnership with CARILED.   In the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, CARILED supported the development and revision of LED Strategic Plans in Laborie

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The CLGF launched its Caribbean office and Regional Programme
CLGF Launch

The Commonwealth Local Government Forum launched its Caribbean office and Regional Programme under the CLGF-EC Grant Agreement on “Strengthening local government’s role as a partner in development” from March 21-22, 2016  in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  The launch was attended by local government association delegates from 8 Caribbean countries, representatives from Ministries with responsibility for Local Government from 3 countries

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Jamaica prepares for Phase II – CARILED

On September 16, 2015, a meeting took place in Jamaica with administrative and political representatives from eight Parish Councils (Hanover, Portland, St. Ann, St. Elizabeth, St. James, St. Mary, St. Thomas and Trelawny Parish Councils) to raise awareness about Phase II under the CARILED program.  The meeting received greetings from The Honourable Minister Noel Arscott and Permanent Secretary Denzil Thorpe of the Ministry of Local Government and

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Community development highlighted at Caribbean forum

The Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED) facilitated the sharing of lessons learned within Local Economic Development projects in the 2nd Biennial Community Development Partnership Forum and Exhibition (CDPF-II) hosted by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago from July 05 – 08, 2015. CARILED supported the participation of delegates from Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica and Saint Lucia. The delegation included

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CLGC held in Garborone, Botswana

The Commonwealth Local Government Forum celebrated its 20th anniversary at the hosting of its Commonwealth Local Government Conference in Garborone, Botswana from June 17 – 19, 2015. The theme of the international conference was Local Government 2030: Achieving the Vision.   Topics included cities as engines of growth and innovation, connecting urban, peri-urban and rural areas through development planning, the role of LED in ensuring sustained,

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CARILED’s delegation attended AGM and Study Program in Alberta, Canada

A delegation from CARILED attended the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Annual General Meeting, Conference and Trade Show, in Edmonton, Alberta from June 4 – 8, 2015 and a Study Program in Calgary, Alberta from June 9 – 13, 2015. The delegation included Mr. Aiknath Singh, Chairman of Princes Town Regional Corporation in Trinidad and Tobago, Honourable Mayor Khalid Belisle from the City of Belmopan in Belize, Ms. Stephannie Hutchinson,

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CARILED starts work in its 4th year

The CARILED Q1 2015 Update will be posted next week.  Highlights from April – June 2015 of the Fourth Year of the Project, will include from the Fourth Project Steering Committee Meeting, regional and international conferences and new LED initiatives in seven countries will be featured in this edition.   Be sure to check out for more information.   [gallery ids="2156,2153,2154"]      

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