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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Deputy Secretary General Dr Armstrong Alexis to the High Level Closing Ceremony of the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) 2017 – 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Deputy Secretary General Dr Armstrong Alexis to the High Level Closing Ceremony of the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) 2017 – 2022

    It is a huge pleasure for me to be participating in this closing event for the Technical Assistnce Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC).  The discussions this morning eloquently projected the successes of the intervention, and on behalf of the Caribbean Community Secretariat, I take this opportunity to congratulate GIZ, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and…

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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 ENERGY MONTH BEGINS

    CARICOM ENERGY MONTH BEGINS

    Tuesday, 02 November 2021 | Georgetown, Guyana – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in collaboration with key regional institutions, development partners and Member States celebrates CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) 2021, throughout the month of November.   Energy remains a strategic priority for all CARICOM countries, as the region confronts unprecedented challenges in a worsening climate, the ongoing public health crisis, and declining economies. These, and other, issues are captured in…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General holds wide ranging discussions with Japan’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General holds wide ranging discussions with Japan’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Her Excellency Carla Barnett and Japanese Ambassador to CARICOM His Excellency Tatsuo Hirayama both praised the excellent relations between the two sides during a courtesy call by the Ambassador to the Secretary-General on Wednesday at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Georgetown, Guyana Headquarters. Discussions centred around Japanese assistance to the Community, and included climate change, disaster risk…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General addresses High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    Secretary-General addresses High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    “The prevailing view is that Member States can ‘recover better’ from these exogenous shocks with the help of an accelerated clean energy transition. This would deliver long-term economic growth and job creation, in particular, whilst addressing our resilience and sustainable development needs in general. “For this to happen, the collective strengths of partners must be leveraged. A front-loaded and fast-tracked…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Secretary-General to High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    Remarks by the Secretary-General to High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE Secretary-general of the Caribbean community, AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE at THE HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON ENERGY FINANCING AMONG CARICOM MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENERGY, HEADS OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, BILATERAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE 27 MAY 2021 Your Excellency Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS and Co-Host of this High-Level Meeting; Honourable Brigadier…

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  • Photo of Former energy ministers lead off Regional Energy Dialogue series

    Former energy ministers lead off Regional Energy Dialogue series

    Three former CARICOM Energy Ministers led the Regional Energy Dialogue series today (16 November 2020), one of the seminal activities of CARICOM Energy Month. Mr. Darcy Boyce of Barbados; Mr. Phillip Paulwell of Jamaica and Mr. Kevin Ramnarine of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, all former Ministers of Energy, reflected on the strides the region has made over the past 10 years towards sustainable…

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  • Photo of Youth take Centre Stage as CARICOM Energy Month Activities continue

    Youth take Centre Stage as CARICOM Energy Month Activities continue

    Under the theme, “YOUth at the Centre of CARICOM’s Energy Future”, young people from across CARICOM member states will join energy experts, thought leaders and policymakers at the CARICOM Energy Month (#CEM2020) Virtual Youth Forum set to take place on Friday 13 November 2020 at 1 PM AST. The event is a collaboration between the CARICOM Secretariat, the UK Government,…

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