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  • Photo of Sargassum project presents at the Smithsonian

    Sargassum project presents at the Smithsonian

    A Saint Lucian project on the transformation of sargassum seaweed into organic compost will be showcased during the Earth Optimism Summit at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. The project, the brainchild of Johannan Dujon, owner/manager of Algas Organics, will be highlighted at a gathering of 1000 conservation practitioners, pioneering scientists from varied fields, leaders in industry, philanthropists and artists.…

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  • Finland signals interest in CARICOM’s bioenergy

    The Government of Finland, through its newly accredited envoy to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), has expressed strong interest in exploring the bioenergy potential in mainland territories of CARICOM. Speaking at the ceremony for the presentation of his Letter of Credence to CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque  on Thursday 16 March 2017, the new Finnish Ambassador, His Excellency Kukka Pietikaine said…

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  • Photo of CARICOM-Republic of Korea commit to areas for closer cooperation

    CARICOM-Republic of Korea commit to areas for closer cooperation

    CARICOM and the Republic of Korea held their first high-level meeting in Jamaica on Monday with agreement on a number of areas for closer cooperation. In a joint statement issued at the end of the meeting the two sides committed to further strengthen their ties of friendship and spirit of cooperation. They also agreed to reinvigorate a Consultation and Cooperation…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, Spain identify priority areas for continued cooperation – Cooperation must be visible to Member States – DSG

    CARICOM, Spain identify priority areas for continued cooperation – Cooperation must be visible to Member States – DSG

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Spain have identified information and communication technology, the development of Regional micro small and medium enterprises, and the strengthening of a competitive Regional economy as areas of priority that will be pursued under Spain’s technical cooperation agreement with the Community. Developing human capacity through the transfer of knowledge, as…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Mexico leaders hold third summit

    CARICOM and Mexico leaders hold third summit

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Agriculture and disaster risk reduction take centre stage as Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Mexico gather in Merida, Mexico for their Third Summit on Tuesday 29th April. The Summit will be preceded earlier in the day by a meeting of the Foreign Ministers. In 1974 Mexico became the first country…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary General commends Canada as an exemplary global leader in development assistance

    CARICOM Secretary General commends Canada as an exemplary global leader in development assistance

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Secretary General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday commended Canada for its role as an exemplary global leader in development assistance. Ambassador LaRocque was speaking during an accreditation ceremony where the newly appointed Ambassador to CARICOM from Canada Her Excellency Nicole Giles presented her credentials at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown…

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  • CARICOM Secretary General joins in observing 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    The Caribbean Community (CARTICOM) recognises that gender-based violence continues to be a serious problem across the Region.  So said CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque  in a  message marking the observance of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, is being observed from 25 November which is…

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  • MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY TO COMMEMORATE 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE 25 NOVEMBER TO 10 DECEMBER 2013

    The CARICOM Secretariat joins women and men globally to commemorate 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, observed from 25 November which is designated as the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, the UN Human Rights Day.  This annual campaign spans these 16 Days in order to highlight the link between violence against…

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  • CARICOM High Level Ministerial Meeting on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities in the Caribbean Building a Disability-Inclusive Society For All Declaration of Pétion Ville 6 December 2013

    We, the representatives of the Fifteen States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM),     Having met in Pétion Ville on 5 and 6 December 2013 for the High Level Ministerial Meeting on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;   Recalling the decision of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, meeting in July 2013, that priority attention be given…

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  • CARICOM Secretary General says national growth and development inextricably linked to regional growth and development

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Delivering a distinguished lecture at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine  Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday (Oct.3, 2013), Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM),  Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said national growth and development was inextricably linked to regional growth and development. According to him, regional policies and national policies must be…

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