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  • Photo of Secretary-General hails signing of CARICOM-FIFA MOU

    Secretary-General hails signing of CARICOM-FIFA MOU

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has hailed the signing of an MOU between CARICOM and FIFA as opening avenues to positively impact the lives of youth within the Region. Ambassador LaRocque and FIFA’s President Mr Gianni Infantino signed the memorandum in a virtual ceremony, Monday. It creates a framework for further collaboration between football’s world government…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General: CARICOM FIFA MOU signing

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General: CARICOM FIFA MOU signing

    REMARKS BY THE Secretary-General of the Caribbean community, AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE at THE SIGNING CEREMONY OF THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE FéDéRATION INTERNATIONALE DE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (FIFA) AND THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE 31 MAY 2021 Mr. Gianni Infantino, President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA); Mr. Victor Montagliani, President of CONCACAF; Representatives of CARICOM Member…

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  • Photo of Jamaica’s Atkinson wins 50m breaststroke gold in Beijing

    Jamaica’s Atkinson wins 50m breaststroke gold in Beijing

    Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson was comfortably first in the women’s 50m breaststroke, adding yet another gold medal to her collection, at the 2018 FINA World Cup, in Beijing on Sunday. Atkinson, the world record holder in the event, got off to fast start before pulling away from the rest of the field to touch the wall first in 29.16.  The…

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  • Photo of Vincentian and Jamaican Athletes take CARICOM 10K Titles

    Vincentian and Jamaican Athletes take CARICOM 10K Titles

    Vincentian Athlete Linda McDowald copped her 2nd title in the women’s leg of the annual CARICOM 10K Race in Montego Bay, Jamaica on Saturday with a winning time of 39 mins 50 secs.  This was slightly slower than the 37:57 run for her first title in 2016 in Guyana. Second place in Saturday’s race went to Grenadian Kenisha Pascal who…

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  • Photo of Seriously re-examine cricket recommendations – PM Mitchell

    Seriously re-examine cricket recommendations – PM Mitchell

    Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, is calling for a serious re-examination of the recommendations of the Governance Review Panel on Cricket. In his address to the opening of the Twenty-Ninth Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM on Monday in Haiti, the Grenada Prime Minister raised West Indies cricket as…

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  • Photo of Barbados Prime Minister signs Agreements at CARICOM Inter-Sessional

    Barbados Prime Minister signs Agreements at CARICOM Inter-Sessional

    Barbados Prime Minister Rt Hon Freundel Stuart  signed the CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty and the Revised Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), during the second day of the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, at the Marriott Hotel, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday. The CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty, already signed by some other CARICOM Member Countries,  simplifies the procedure…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair congratulates Caribbean athletes, extends gratitude to Usain Bolt

    CARICOM Chair congratulates Caribbean athletes, extends gratitude to Usain Bolt

      Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. the Rt. Hon Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, has extended congratulations to all the athletes who participated in the World Championships and made the Region very proud. In a congratulatory message to the athletes, Prime Minister Mitchell said he was “extremely proud” of their performances. He recognised the successes of Usain Bolt…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG meets with FIFA President – says sports a valuable investment in Youth

    CARICOM SG meets with FIFA President – says sports a valuable investment in Youth

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Mr Giovanni Infantino agreed on the importance of sport to youth development and to society as a whole. Mr Infantino paid a courtesy call on the Secretary-General on Tuesday at the Georgetown, Guyana Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat. Ambassador LaRocque informed…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Athletes at Rio  Olympics 2016 demonstrate Region’s capacity to lead

    CARICOM Athletes at Rio Olympics 2016 demonstrate Region’s capacity to lead

    In a congratulatory message to the athletes from CARICOM Member States at the just-concluded Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, CARICOM Secretary-General. Ambassador Irwin LaRocque stated their performance has demonstrated that the Region had the capacity to lead the world in any sphere, provided that the necessary discipline, commitment and focus” were applied. Full  text of message below:   The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is…

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  • Photo of Guyanese and Trinidadian nationals win CARICOM Annual 10k

    Guyanese and Trinidadian nationals win CARICOM Annual 10k

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Trinidad and Tobago’s Tonya Nero won the women’s leg of the CARICOM 10K Road Race for the third time in a row, when the event came off in St. John’s, Antigua/Barbuda on Sunday June 29 2014. Nero made it to the finish line in just over 38 minutes to claim the winning trophy along…

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