• CARPHA and Guyana launch novel public-private partnership programme to boost tourism and health

    Tourism growth and sustainability in the Caribbean face serious health, safety and environmental (HSE) threats. These include disease outbreaks and deficiencies in food safety and environmental sanitation.  This contributes to reduced tourism arrivals which in turn impacts those whose livelihoods depend on the sector, and possibly lead to adverse economic and social burdens. Recognising the critical need for public-private cross…

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  • Region cannot sit on sidelines of digital era, CARICOM ASG warns

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Assistant Secretary-General Trade and Economic Integration, Mr Joseph Cox, has warned the Community not to sit on the sidelines of the digital era. “There is almost no option to sit on the sidelines in this new digital era.  Whatever is happening in the developed world will also happen in the developing world.  Our tourists for the most part…

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  • CARICOM extends sympathy to families of victims of recent terror attacks

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended its sympathy to the families of persons killed in recent brutal attacks in Sweden and Egypt, stating that incidents such as these served to strengthen the resolve of the international community to defeat terrorism in all its forms. The attack in Stockholm, Sweden on 7 April in which a lorry was ploughed into pedestrians, claimed the…

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  • Suriname’s Federation of Visual Artists call on CARICOM SG

    Members of the Federation of Visual Artists (FVAs) in Suriname paid a courtesy call on Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, on 21 April at the Georgetown-based Community headquarters. The  FVAs were wrapping up a three day Suriname Art Expo, held at the Umana Yana  part of an exchange programme, between Suriname and Guyana. Members of Suriname's Federation…

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  • More than 50% of electricity demand to be supplied by Renewables

    The Government is projecting that within two years, more than half of Jamaica’s electricity demand, totalling nearly 700 megawatts will be generated from renewable  sources. According to Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, this is based on the Government’s “aggressive” approach to fuel diversification resulting in over 200 megawatts  of renewable energy already being supplied to the national…

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  • Mega shopping mall for CARIFESTA XIII

    Local and regional entrepreneurs will have a rare opportunity to showcase their products to international buyers as well as shoppers from the Caribbean when the new CARIFESTA Grand Market and Buyer’s Shopping Mall opens at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) on August 17. Described by coordinator Andre Hoyte as a ‘Shopping Mall’, the traditional grand market of CARIFESTA has been redesigned specifically to attract…

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  • CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ)

    The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) is a network of National Standards Bodies (NSBs), from the 15 Member States of CARICOM. See the video below on how       

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  • Photo of Remarks  by Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on the occasion of the Presentation of  Credentials by His Excellency Mr. Jukka Pietikainen Plenipotentiary Representative (Designate) of Finland to CARICOM

    Remarks by Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on the occasion of the Presentation of Credentials by His Excellency Mr. Jukka Pietikainen Plenipotentiary Representative (Designate) of Finland to CARICOM

    16 MARCH 2017 Your Excellency Jukka Pietikäinen, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Finland to the Caribbean Community Mr. Peter Abdool, Honorary Consul of Finland to Guyana Staff of the CARICOM Secretariat Your Excellency, it is my distinct honour to accept your Letter of Credence and extend congratulations to you on your appointment as the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic…

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  • Statement by Ambassador Jukka Pietikainen At the Ceremony for the Presentation of His Accreditation Letter to the Caribbean Community Secretary-General Georgetown, Guyana, 16 March, 2017

    I am most honored for this opportunity to present my Letter of Accreditation as Finland`s Plenipotentiary Representative to the Caribbean Community. Finland established bilateral relationship with CARICOM seven years ago. I have the honor to be the third Finnish Ambassador accredited to the organization. Past few years have witnessed the construction of a solid and active partnership between Finland and…

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  • The Caribbean Community and Japan to discuss strengthening cooperation

    Senior officials from the Caribbean Community and Japan hold the 18th CARICOM-Japan Consultation on Tuesday 14 March at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. The fifth Japan-CARICOM Ministerial Level conference The consultation will, among other things, review CARICOM-Japan cooperation since their last Ministerial Meeting in 2016,  and examine the CARICOM-Japan Friendship and Cooperation Fund and its current and planned projects. Technical…

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