Youth Development

  • Photo of CARICOM Youth Ambassadors observe International Women’s Day

    CARICOM Youth Ambassadors observe International Women’s Day

    Message from the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Programme on International Women’s Day, March 8th 2021 Message by Mr. Yakub Nestor, CARICOM Youth Ambassador, St. Lucia The COVID-19 pandemic has erased decades of progress towards gender equality. From high job losses to exploding burdens of unpaid care, from disrupted schooling to an escalating crisis of domestic violence and exploitation, women’s lives have…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    The importance of investing in youth, including treatment and rehabilitation for those who are using and addicted to alcohol and other drugs, was underscored at the Official Opening of the Regional Adolescent Training Workshops on 4 February 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago. To this end, partnerships, relevant policies and adolescents’ prevention programmes, among others, were emphasised by speakers who represented…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM Regional Adolescent Training Workshops opens:  Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation critical to advance economic development

    CARIFORUM Regional Adolescent Training Workshops opens:  Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation critical to advance economic development

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Assistant Secretary-General (ASG), Dr. Douglas Slater, emphasised the critical link between human resource development and economic development and, in this regard, the importance of treatment and rehabilitation for persons with problematic drug use and misuse. The ASG was speaking at the Opening of the Regional Adolescent Training Workshop earlier today, in Trinidad and Tobago. “Human resource…

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  • Photo of CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed  Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

    CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

    More than 20 representatives from government ministries and non-governmental organisations in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are attending a regional workshop to develop a draft Model School Drug Policy. The workshop opened on 21 January 2019, in Castries. The use of licit and illicit substances, including alcohol; inhalants; and marijuana has been increasing, particularly by students across the Region. A 2016…

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  • Photo of Crime and Security – a regional problem…  CARICOM SG tells Caribbean Youth Violence Prevention Summit

    Crime and Security – a regional problem…  CARICOM SG tells Caribbean Youth Violence Prevention Summit

    Caribbean Community, (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin La Rocque, called for the full cooperation of all stakeholders within Member States to respond to the issue of crime and security, which he described as a regional problem that demands a regional solution. “The multi-state, multi sectoral response to this challenge is vital for us to succeed in defeating it” [crime], the Secretary-General said.…

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  • Photo of Start with the Single Domestic Space for hassle free travel – PM Mottley

    Start with the Single Domestic Space for hassle free travel – PM Mottley

    Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Mottley, addressed the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, which opened on 4 July in Montego Bay, Jamaica and reminded of the “purpose and passion” of the integration movement. Stating that the purpose and passion was the people, she cautioned that they, particularly the young ones, would not wait around…

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  • Photo of Implementation of HRD Strategy will address issues articulated by youth, parents, community

    Implementation of HRD Strategy will address issues articulated by youth, parents, community

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Chairman of the Council on Human and Social Development (COHSOD) and Minister of Education, Science and Culture of Suriname, the Hon. Lilian Ferrier, said that the implementation of the CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy will focus on issues that have been raised by youth, parents and communities of the Region in a 2010 Report of the Commission on…

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  • Photo of SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

    SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

                                    SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Chair of the  Spouses of the Caribbean Leaders Action Network (SCLAN), H.E. Kim Simplis Barrow, Spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize and Special Envoy for Women and Children in Belize…

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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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