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  • Photo of On Energy, CARICOM Secretariat practising what we preach: Secretary-General

    On Energy, CARICOM Secretariat practising what we preach: Secretary-General

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the Handover Ceremony for the Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Plant with Battery and Power Conditioning Systems at the CARICOM Secretariat Your Excellency Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana;Hon. Brigadier (Ret’d.) Mark Phillips, Prime Minister and First Vice-President;Hon. Hugh Todd, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation;Your Excellency Tatsuo…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat helping to lead Region’s renewable energy transformation

    CARICOM Secretariat helping to lead Region’s renewable energy transformation

    The CARICOM Secretariat today takes charge of a Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Plant, as it sets an example of how the Region can utilise renewable energy resources to move towards greater energy efficiency and resilience. The 400-kilowaatt solar generation project, with 1,500 solar panels and servers and batteries, was undertaken through a US$17.8M grant agreement between the Governments of Guyana…

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  • Photo of President of Guyana to headline solar energy project handover ceremony at CARICOM Secretariat

    President of Guyana to headline solar energy project handover ceremony at CARICOM Secretariat

    A ceremony to hand over the Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Plant with Battery and Building Energy Management Systems at the CARICOM Secretariat will be held on Tuesday, 11 January 2022, from 1:00 p.m. Guyana time. President of Guyana, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony which will also be livestreamed on Facebook and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General announces appointment of two (2) new Members of the Executive Management Committee of the CARICOM Secretariat

    CARICOM Secretary-General announces appointment of two (2) new Members of the Executive Management Committee of the CARICOM Secretariat

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. Carla N. Barnett, has announced the appointment of two (2) new Members to the Executive Management Committee at the CARICOM Secretariat. They are Ambassador Donna Forde as Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, and Ambassador Wayne McCook as Director General of the Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN). Ambassador McCook replaces Ambassador Gail Mathurin…

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  • Photo of Capitalise on opportunities pandemic creates – CARICOM ASG urges Region

    Capitalise on opportunities pandemic creates – CARICOM ASG urges Region

    The Region’s emergence from the widespread impact of the pandemic underpinned the discussions of the CARICOM Trade Ministers who met 23-24 November for the 53rd Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). The two-day Ministerial addressed a number of matters that focused on the continued safe reopening of economies in a COVID-19 environment, re-configuring business processes and digitalisation, and consolidating…

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  • Photo of Regional Cultural Committee meet on recovery of culture, creative sectors

    Regional Cultural Committee meet on recovery of culture, creative sectors

    The recovery of the culture and creative industries from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, featured prominently when the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) met for its 29th Meeting, to devise the way forward in setting the sectors on a sustainable path. Under the chairmanship of Mr Thomas Matthew, Chief Cultural Officer within Grenada’s Ministry of Youth Development, Sport, Culture…

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  • Photo of DSG pledges CARICOM’s support in fight against family violence

    DSG pledges CARICOM’s support in fight against family violence

    Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr Alexis Armstrong has reaffirmed the Community’s “unwavering community and support” in the fight to eliminate family violence, especially against women and girls. Dr Armstrong appealed to all citizens of the Community to join forces when he delivered remarks on 1 December at the virtual United Nations House Lighting Ceremony, which coincided with…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Dr Armstrong Alexis, Deputy Secretary General, CARICOM Secretariat, on the Occasion of UN House Lighting ceremony Marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 1 December 2021

    Remarks by Dr Armstrong Alexis, Deputy Secretary General, CARICOM Secretariat, on the Occasion of UN House Lighting ceremony Marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 1 December 2021

    Salutation  It is a distinct pleasure and I deem it an honor to have been asked to contribute some thoughts as your Feature Speaker this evening.  Thanks for inviting me and congratulations on putting together this auspicious event.  Ever since its launch in 2008, the 16 Days of Activism has galvanized action in over 190 countries to prevent and end…

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  • Photo of CARPHA: The Decision to Impose Travel Entry Requirements Belongs to the National Authorities

    CARPHA: The Decision to Impose Travel Entry Requirements Belongs to the National Authorities

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 06 December, 2021:  Countries across the world, including the Caribbean, are rolling out more stringent measures for travellers, including additional testing and even travel bans, as part of their plan to combat the latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron.  In light of this, CARPHA Executive Director, Dr. Joy St. John contends, “The decision to impose entry…

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  • Photo of Gender advocate wants more awareness of women’s human rights treaty

    Gender advocate wants more awareness of women’s human rights treaty

    As actions to prevent and end violence against women and girls around the world come into sharp focus during the 16 Days of Activism observed on  November 25 – December 10, Professor Emerita of Gender, Social Change and Development at UWI (St. Augustine) Rhoda Reddock, is urging enhanced regional exchanges of good practices. She was Guest Speaker at the Annual…

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