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  • Photo of The CARICOM COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact Survey – Round 3

    The CARICOM COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact Survey – Round 3

    Nearly a year after the first recorded case of COVID-19 in the Caribbean, CARICOM is launching the third round of the Caribbean COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Survey. Following the July 2020 survey, which found an increasing number of households affected by income loss, along with a worsening impact on food security, this round aims to capture the current state…

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  • Photo of MoU signed establishing Centre for Excellence for Oceanography and the Blue Economy at The University of the West Indies Five Islands Campus

    MoU signed establishing Centre for Excellence for Oceanography and the Blue Economy at The University of the West Indies Five Islands Campus

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 19th January, 2021……….The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Gaston Browne, the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and the Chair of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Professor Sir Ed Byrne have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise their collaboration in support of a…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  on  COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

    As the world grapples with the challenge of controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned at the current prospect of inequitable access to vaccines to address the pandemic, especially for frontline workers and vulnerable populations. The reality is that small states will find it difficult to compete in the market place to ensure equitable access for…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Climate Risk Brief Launched

    Caribbean Climate Risk Brief Launched

    The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre announces the publication of the Caribbean Climate-Fragility Risk Brief. The Brief describes the climate of the Caribbean, provides examples of major extreme events that have affected the region and details how climate change may exacerbate future events. The impacts of climate change on the major economic sectors are described and how these could impact…

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  • Photo of Launching Paris – A CARICOM Moment of Ambition: Snapshots of Member States Nationally Determined Contributions

    Launching Paris – A CARICOM Moment of Ambition: Snapshots of Member States Nationally Determined Contributions

    Several Caribbean Community Member States showcased their ambitions to further address climate change at a CARICOM Moment of Ambition event held on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement, on Friday 11 December 2020. Member States representatives presented highlights of their enhanced National Determined Contributions (NDCs) at the event hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat…

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  • Photo of The CARICOM Private Sector Organization and the Caribbean Community Sign MOU 3rd December 2020 – CPSO

    The CARICOM Private Sector Organization and the Caribbean Community Sign MOU 3rd December 2020 – CPSO

    The CARICOM Private Sector Organization (CPSO) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), on Thursday 3 December 2020, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which establishes the legal framework for cooperation and collaboration between the Private Sector and the Community, as mandated by the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community. Mr. Gervase Warner, CPSO Chairman, and President and CEO of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Private Sector Organisation and Caribbean Community sign MOU to support Regional Growth and Development

    CARICOM Private Sector Organisation and Caribbean Community sign MOU to support Regional Growth and Development

    The CARICOM Private Sector Organisation on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Caribbean Community to cooperate on the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), regarded as the most viable platform for supporting the Region’s growth and development. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque signed on behalf of the Community and Chairman Mr Gervase Warner signed…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Community and CARICOM Private Sector Organisation to sign MOU Thursday

    Caribbean Community and CARICOM Private Sector Organisation to sign MOU Thursday

    As the Caribbean Community continues to forge ahead with the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the CARICOM Private Sector Organisation Inc (CPSO) on Thursday 3 December 2020. The MOU outlines areas of cooperation towards the full implementation of the CSME, acknowledging that the private sector is well…

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  • Photo of World AIDS Day: Multisectoral Response is Even Greater in COVID-19 Times – CARPHA

    World AIDS Day: Multisectoral Response is Even Greater in COVID-19 Times – CARPHA

    This year, the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most serious global public health challenges in recent times, and the world’s attention has been on the impact of COVID-19 on health, lives and livelihoods.  The pandemic has demonstrated how health is connected with other critical issues, such as reducing inequality, human rights, gender equality, social protection and economic growth.   With…

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  • Photo of Caribbean countries receive urgent support to tackle environmental issues from leading international organizations

    Caribbean countries receive urgent support to tackle environmental issues from leading international organizations

    In an effort to strengthen the response of Caribbean countries to address the environmental concerns they face and enhance their capacities to fully engage in Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) implementation, the Secretariat of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Cartagena Convention, along with the Food and Agriculture Organization  of the United Nations (FAO) are jointly…

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