Delegation to Jamaica, Belize, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands and Cayman Islands
17/12/2014 - Press Release - BELIZE’S HIGH SEAS FISHERIES GET A BOOST [349 KB]
The European Council on Monday (December 15) adopted a decision to remove Belize from the list of ‘non-cooperating third countries’ in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. This decision was taken pursuant to a recommendation by the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG-MARE) to remove Belize from this list in consideration of the concrete measures taken by Belize to rectify the deficiencies pointed out by the European Commission earlier this year.
11/12/2014 - Press Release - Thirty Clarendon youths receive academic and business support through EU supported Poverty Reduction Programme [33 KB]
Thirty young men and women from Four Paths Clarendon have been provided with life changing skills through a three month Youth Development workshop funded under the EU supported Poverty Reduction Programme. The three month workshop held between September and November was carried out by the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce with 17 males and 13 females between the ages of 18 and 24 years. The workshop received direct funding of J$1.13 million and community contribution of just over J$126,000.
11/12/2014 - Press Release - Jamaica receives EU help to fight illicit drug trade [36 KB]
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was yesterday signed between the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Ministry of Transport and Works for the establishment of the Airport Communication Project (AIRCOP III). Phase III of the programme which runs from 2014 to 2016 has received support of €3 million or J$42.4 million (calculated at the current exchange rate) from the European Union.
AIRCOP aims to build drug-interdiction capacity at 24 selected international airports in Africa, Latina America and the Caribbean through the establishment of inter-agency Joint Airport Interdiction Task Forces (JAITFs), connecting them to international law enforcement databases and communication systems such as Interpol and enabling the transmission in real time of operational information aimed at intercepting illicit shipments to other international airports.
Working together in Jamaica
PRP-II focuses on direct and concrete support to the residents living in volatile communities. The programme promotes community based projects where the communities decide what their needs are and put a project together.
18/12/14 - Q&A's for the European Union Maritime Security Strategy and Action Plan [92 KB]
- 17/12/14 - Signing ceremony (17/12 at 15:30, JL) Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Faroe Islands
- 17/12/14 - EU police mission in Afghanistan preparing to handover tasks
- 17/12/14 - Second meeting Stabilisation and Association Council between the EU and Serbia
- 16/12/14 - Background briefing on EU relations with non-EU Western European countries - Brussels, 16 December 2014 at 14.30