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  • Photo of CARICOM Stakeholders Meet to Craft Regional Approach to Migration Policy

    CARICOM Stakeholders Meet to Craft Regional Approach to Migration Policy

    CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Friday, 5 July 2024:       The CARICOM Secretariat and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), with technical support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), will host a critical workshop titled “Towards a Regional Approach to a Migration Policy in the Caribbean—Realizing A Shared Vision” from 8 – 10…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Day Message 2024 from Dean, CARICOM Youth Ambassadors

    CARICOM Day Message 2024 from Dean, CARICOM Youth Ambassadors

    As we commemorate our 51st CARICOM Day, I want to acknowledge the strong bond that unites our nations. This year, we face the challenges and aftermath of Hurricane Beryl, which has impacted our Member States. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this devastating event. This hurricane has underscored the importance of collective effects in creating a…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Public Health Day: from Awareness to Action – Public Health Matters

    Caribbean Public Health Day: from Awareness to Action – Public Health Matters

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 3 July 2024 – Caribbean Public Health Day (CPHD) is celebrated annually on 2 July to raise awareness about public health’s vital role in the lives of Caribbean people and to highlight the work of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). This day coincides with the anniversary of CARPHA, the Region’s sole public health…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’s 47th Heads of Government Meeting set for St George’s, Grenada

    CARICOM’s 47th Heads of Government Meeting set for St George’s, Grenada

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government will meet in St George’s, Grenada, from 3-5 July 2024, for their 47th Regular Meeting. The Meeting’s agenda will comprise the agri-food systems work programme which prioritises food and nutrition security; climate change and sustainable development; foreign policy; the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME); and engagement…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’S ROLE CRUCIAL IN SHAPING THE FUTURE OF OCEANS

    CARICOM’S ROLE CRUCIAL IN SHAPING THE FUTURE OF OCEANS

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), has been an active participant in the negotiations for the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Agreement, a global Treaty approved by the United Nations General Assembly in June 2023. This Treaty focuses on the sustainable use and management of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdictions. CARICOM worked with other States and civil society organisations to achieve a…

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  • Photo of Human Resources for Health in the Caribbean in Focus at PAHO/WHO and Ministry of Health meeting in Trinidad

    Human Resources for Health in the Caribbean in Focus at PAHO/WHO and Ministry of Health meeting in Trinidad

    “A number of our Member States have made advances in addressing Human Resource for Health (HRH) challenges; however, the Region’s persistent and perennial problem of migration of healthcare workers and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely intensified the gaps in availability, distribution and quality of HRH, and placed at peril, hopes for achieving universal access and universal coverage.” Helen…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Mr. Joseph Cox, CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General, on the Occasion of the Launch of the 18th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    Remarks by Mr. Joseph Cox, CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General, on the Occasion of the Launch of the 18th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    ‘Climate Smart Agriculture for a Sustainable Future’ is not just our theme; it is our mission. It encapsulates our dedication to creating a resilient agricultural sector that can withstand the vagaries of climate change while providing for our people. It is about building a future where our actions today foster a legacy of abundance and sustainability for generations to come.‘…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Armstrong Alexis, CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General, on the Occasion of the Launch of the 18th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    Remarks by Dr. Armstrong Alexis, CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General, on the Occasion of the Launch of the 18th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    “Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2024 will be a pivotal event for agriculture stakeholders and an opportunity to forge partnerships, share knowledge and commit to actions that will safeguard our Region’s agriculture production, and at the same time protect our precious natural resources. I am hopeful, that the events staged for CWA 2024 will provide stakeholders with an ideal opportunity to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat launches video documentary series on Regional Migration Policy

    CARICOM Secretariat launches video documentary series on Regional Migration Policy

    The CARICOM Secretariat, in collaboration with regional partners and with technical support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is developing a Regional Migration Policy.  In part one (1) of “Migration4Development,” Sherwin Toyne-Stephenson, Programme Manager, Crime and Security, CARICOM Secretariat, explains the process involved in creating the policy and why full stakeholder involvement is crucial. Brendan Tarnay, Program Officer –…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, GCF teams hold talks

    CARICOM, GCF teams hold talks

    A team from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) held discussions with representatives of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on the margins of the Fourth International Conference on Small Islands Developing States (SIDS4) in Antigua and Barbuda last month. The CARICOM team comprised Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General; Ministers of Environment of Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines;…

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