Youth Development

  • 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 Legal sanctions and mandates must be reinforced… for lasting results …  PM Browne

    Legal sanctions and mandates must be reinforced… for lasting results …  PM Browne

    Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Hon. Gaston Browne, told the Forum of CARICOM  First Ladies and Spouses of Heads of State and Government that legal sanctions and mandates by themselves would not yield lasting results, but must be reinforced by other factors. These included reliable data; coordinated policies and programmes;  men and boys in the response; and promoting evidenced-based…

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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 Adolescent Pregnancy is not just a Health issue – UNFPA

    Adolescent Pregnancy is not just a Health issue – UNFPA

    UNFPA Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean has embarked on a sexual and reproductive health information programme, to increase awareness about the health and development challenges posed by adolescent pregnancy, and provoke action to address the problem in the region.   Through the public education programme, UNFPA has sought to highlight elements of the Integrated Strategic Framework for the Reduction of…

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  • Photo of UNFPA implements strategic framework targeting adolescent sexual reproductive health

    UNFPA implements strategic framework targeting adolescent sexual reproductive health

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – A sexual and reproductive health information programme, to teach parents how to talk to their children about sex, is among several strategies proposed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in addressing adolescent pregnancy. The strategy is one of five elements outlined in a CARICOM/UNFPA Integrated Strategic Framework, aimed at reducing the number of adolescent pregnancies…

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  • Youth in Agriculture Farm Programme growing

    For the first time in the three year history of the Youth in Agriculture Farm Programme, hosted by the Inter American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture, (IICA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, and The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council, there were 31 agricultural science students, from 9 Secondary schools, who were…

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  • CARICOM Releases Animation Works On Love And Belonging For International Day Of Peace, 21 September 2014

    Sunday 21 September 2014 is the day that the Caribbean joins the rest of the world in observing International Day of Peace.  The Region, unfortunately, as with the rest of the world, is confronted with a wide range of threats to peace and security, including widespread violence, and violence and injustice against children, women and even entire communities. In joining…

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  • Regional Youth Business Training programme Expands

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Training for the region’s at-risk youth continues to grow, with the launch of the Creativity for Employment and Business, CEBO programme in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, July 21-26 2014. Targeting at-risk youth age 15-29, CEBO is a tool to engage, inspire and create entrepreneurial interest and action among young CARICOM nationals as a…

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  • CARICOM Secretariat to empower Guyana’s youth with animation skills

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     A group of young people in Guyana will get an opportunity to learn valuable animation skills through a project coordinated by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. The project, which is being implemented in collaboration with Animae Caribe and the Guyana Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, is designed around the use of animation as…

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  • CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Ready for CSME Advocacy

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Over twenty CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYAs) are now equipped to promote the benefits of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) to their peers throughout the Community having completed a two-day CSME Advocacy Workshop in Guyana on May 29-30. Participants were satisfied with the knowledge and skills that they gained from the workshop and…

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