Caribbean Life, April 21-27, 2022
Cari b b ean ROund u p
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Minister
of Fisheries, Soboto Caesar says the Caribbean
will need to collaborate with international
stakeholders in the global fight
against illegal, unreported
and unregulated (IUU) fishing
and organized crime in
the fishing industry.
Caesar, who is chair of
the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean
Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) told
a recent meeting on the issue that the fight
globally has increased against IUU fishing
and organized crime and CRFM member
states continue to honor their duty in that
“We intend to work with regional and
international partners and other friendly
government’s such as Norway… because
every member state in the global community
must play an important role,” he told
the meeting organized by the CRFM and
CARICOM’s Implementation Agency for
Crime and Security (IMPACS).
Last October, during a high-level meeting
of CRFM ministers, 12 member states
signed the International Declaration on
Transnational Organized Crime in the Global
Fishing Industry, also known as the
Caribbean Airlines (CAL) says an
agreement on air services is expected to
be signed between Trinidad and Tobago
and Qatar Airways.
CAL chairman, Ronnie Mohammed,
who recently accompanied a T&T delegation
to Qatar for the sixth Summit of
Heads of State and Government of the
Gas Exporting Countries Forum made
the announcement recently.
While in Qatar, Mohammed held discussions
with high-ranking officials of
Qatar Airways about exploring prospects
for deepening the relationship
between the two
carriers, especially in passenger
and cargo operations.
He said the impending signing of an
Air Services agreement will enhance the
mutual interests of Trinidad and Tobago
and Qatar. It will also increase the potential
for Caribbean Airlines to expand its
connectivity, offer greater choice to its
customers and increase trade and cargo
movement for Trinidad and Tobago and
He said Qatar Airways serves all six
continents, and is the world’s fastestgrowing
airline, connecting more than
140 destinations globally.
— Compiled by Azad Ali
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