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  • Photo of Remarks by Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the virtual side-event on Digital Transformation of Agriculture hosted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture during the UN Food Systems Summit

    Remarks by Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the virtual side-event on Digital Transformation of Agriculture hosted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture during the UN Food Systems Summit

    Honourable Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas; Dr. Manuel Otero, Director General and other Staff of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA); High-level Representatives of Governments; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Distinguished Speakers; Ladies and Gentlemen. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) for organising this side event…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021 to be launched on Wednesday

    Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021 to be launched on Wednesday

    The Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) will be held virtually this year, 4-8 October, under the theme ‘Transforming our Food Systems’. The event will be launched on Wednesday, 15 September 2021. Representatives of the Media are invited to the cover the launch. Please see details: Event: Launch, Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021 Date: 15 September 2021 Time: 11:30 am Platforms:…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Dr Carla Barnett  on the occasion of  Caribbean Wellness Day 2021, 11 September 2021

    Statement by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Dr Carla Barnett on the occasion of Caribbean Wellness Day 2021, 11 September 2021

    This year marks 14 years since the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been observing Caribbean Wellness Day. This is in keeping with the 2007 Port-of-Spain Declaration “Stop the Epidemic of Chronic Non-communicable Diseases” which was issued by the Heads of Government following their historic Summit on the issue. In 2020, it was decided that ‘Power Through Collective Action’, would be the…

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  • Photo of VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF THE CARICOM DIGITAL SKILLS TASK FORCE

    VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF THE CARICOM DIGITAL SKILLS TASK FORCE

    Wednesday, 15 September 20219:30am – 10:30 am InterludeCARICOM Song OPENING SESSION WelcomeChair: Ms. Jennifer BrittonDeputy Programme ManagerICT for Development, CARICOM Secretariat Opening RemarksDr. Carla BarnettSecretary General, CARICOM International and Regional Perspectives on Digital Skills Dr. Susan TeltscherHead, Capacity & Digital Skills DevelopmentInternational Telecommunications Union (ITU) Ms. Karine SonigoDigitalization SpecialistInternational Labour Organization (ILO) Mr. Wayne ChenPresidentCaribbean Employers’ Confederation Creative Performance Master Christin…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM SG to the CariSECURE Citizen Security Conference Donor Round Table Discussion

    Remarks by CARICOM SG to the CariSECURE Citizen Security Conference Donor Round Table Discussion

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett addressed the Donor Round Table Discussion of the CariSECURE Citizen Security Conference, held virtually on Wednesday, 1 September 2021. Below we present the Secretary-General’s remarks: Mr. Clinton White, USAID Regional Representative; Ms. Valerie Cliff, UNDP Resident Coordinator; CariSECURE Team Leader and Members; Representatives of International Development Agencies; Representatives of Regional Security Institutions; Ladies and Gentlemen.…

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  • Photo of SG commits to building a strong partnership with Youths, in first public engagement

    SG commits to building a strong partnership with Youths, in first public engagement

    New CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett’s first public appearance since her Installation has been with the Region’s Youth. Dr Barnett presented remarks at the Opening Ceremony of a CARICOM Youth Ambassadors’ Orientation Programme on Thursday 26 August 2021. See her full remarks below: Representatives of International Organisations;Members of the Diplomatic Corps;Directors of Youth of CARICOM Member States;Members of the Executive…

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  • Photo of Data collection imperative to rebound from pandemic, plan for future – PM Mitchell at CARICOM Census Launch

    Data collection imperative to rebound from pandemic, plan for future – PM Mitchell at CARICOM Census Launch

    Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell, has welcomed the innovative uses of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the 2020 Round of Population and Housing Census. At least six countries in the Region are to undertake pandemic-delayed Census activities this year. Barbados launched its Census on 1 August and began enumeration exercises a day later. Grenada launched its Census…

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  • Photo of Regional Census Launch  – upcoming

    Regional Census Launch – upcoming

    The regional launch of the 2020 Round of Population and Housing Census will be held on Tuesday, 3 August 2021. The virtual programme will feature Dr. the Hon Keith Mitchell, Grenada Prime Minister and Lead Head of Government with responsibility for Science and Technology in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet, and other speakers. Representatives of the media are invited to cover…

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  • Photo of CAHFSA advises tightened measures as African Swine Fever detected in Region

    CAHFSA advises tightened measures as African Swine Fever detected in Region

    The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHSFA) is advising Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States to intensify protective measures against the African Swine Fever (ASF) which is now confirmed to be in the Americas. The disease has already killed more than 800 pigs in two locations in the Dominican Republic. African Swine Fever is a highly contagious haemorrhagic viral…

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  • Photo of CARICOM-Japan partnership supporting improvements to teaching profession

    CARICOM-Japan partnership supporting improvements to teaching profession

    The Government of Japan is supporting member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with harmonizing national teaching standards with those articulated in the CARICOM Standards for Teachers, Educational Leaders, and Teacher Educators. Over 150 stakeholders participated in three one-day orientations workshops for the Development of National Standards for the Teaching Profession from July 19-23. Discussions centered on the strengthening and…

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