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  • Bermuda swears in new Premier, David Burt

    New Premier of Bermuda, the Hon. David Burt, was sworn into office on Wednesday following his Progressive Labour Party victory at the polls on Tuesday. The 38-year old father of two is the youngest premier of Bermuda, an Associate Member of CARICOM. Read more:

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  • CARICOM, UN to strengthen cooperation at New York meeting

    Cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN) System will be further strengthened around several issues including climate change, security, human development, health and education at the Ninth CARICOM-United Nations General Meeting this week. The two-day meeting begins 20 July 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It is happening against the backdrop of a…

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  • CARICOM takes Single ICT Space, HRD Strategy to UNESCO International Forum in China

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat participated and presented at the UNESCO International Forum on ICT and Education 2030, held in Quindao, China, July 11-12, 2017. Representatives from about 80 international and regional agencies participated in the conference. During the session entitled ‘Promoting Digital Innovations for SDG 4: Global Partnerships’, Ms. Jennifer Britton, Deputy Programme Manager, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development (ICT4D)…

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  • Strong regional foreign policy coordination critical in changing global environment – President Granger

    PRESIDENT David Granger served as Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from January to July, 2017 and during his tenure, he emphasised the economic, environmental and physical security of the citizens who make up the populations of member states. The Guyanese Head of State placed at the top of the regional agenda our right, as members of the Community, to citizenship, to…

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  • Haitian delegation visits Barbados to prepare for CARIFESTA XIII

    As preparations for CARIFESTA XIII intensify, visiting delegations are also stepping up their plans to go to Barbados. Over the past weekend, the local CARIFESTA Secretariat welcomed a group from Haiti who visited the island to solidify plans for the upcoming Festival. Phillippe Dodard Directeur General, Ecole Nationale Des Arts (Director General of the National Arts School) and Stephanie St.…

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  • Consultations get underway on comprehensive review of CET, Rules of Origin

    he Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat will next week begin consulting with regional stakeholders as it moves to undertake a comprehensive review of the Community’s main trade instruments – the Common External Tariff (CET) and the Rules of Origin. The consultation will be held at the CARICOM Secretariat on 25 July, 2017, beginning at 9 am. It targets regional organisations that are interested…

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  • Haiti has chance to solidify stability before UN mission’s drawdown, Security Council told

    UNITED NATIONS 18 July 2017 – With three months left before the current United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti transitions to a smaller one, a UN envoy stressed today that the Caribbean country faces the “window of opportunity” to solidify stability, following recent elections. “Haiti has remained on the path of stabilisation and democratic consolidation,” the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Sandra…

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  • CARICOM open for business – Grenada Minister tells Expo Astana

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States are among exhibitors in the Republic of Kazakhstan participating in Expo Astana from 10 June-10 September, 2017. The theme of the Exposition is ‘Future Energy’. The Caribbean Plaza comprises CARICOM Member States in a Joint Pavilion. In keeping with the theme of the Exposition, ‘Future Energy’,  those Member States, with a common voice, will showcase to visitors the characteristics of…

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  • CARICOM Secretary-General engages Association of Caribbean Banks

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  • Antigua and Barbuda plays role in release of Venezuela opposition leader

    Statement by Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda on the news of the release from prison in Venezuela of Leopoldo Lopez I welcome the news of the release of Leopoldo Lopez from prison in Venezuela. His release should be regarded as a confidence building measure between the Government and opposition political parties in Venezuela in efforts to reinvigorate…

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