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  • Photo of Belizeans vote today in General Elections

    Belizeans vote today in General Elections

    After an elections campaign restricted by COVID-19 protocols and heavy flooding from the outer rain bands of Tropical Storm ETA, the people of Belize vote in General Elections today, Wednesday 11 November 2020. The ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) is seeking and unprecedented fourth consecutive term in government. The party will be led for the first time by Mr Patrick…

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  • Photo of Special Topic Statistical Bulletin – COVID-19: Issue 33

    Special Topic Statistical Bulletin – COVID-19: Issue 33

    The Special Topic Statistical Bulletin on COVID-19 in CARICOM Countries, Issue 33, provides an update of the trajectory of the COVID-19 in the CARICOM Region up to 6 November 2020. The Bulletin provides information on the pattern of the disease of the total number of confirmed cases, new cases and deaths for each country and the total for CARICOM. The…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Leaders prepare for Hurricanes amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    CARICOM Leaders prepare for Hurricanes amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have received proposals for dealing with the possibility of responding to a hurricane within the COVID-19 outbreak. At their 11th Special Meeting held by video conference on Monday 17 August, the Heads of Government recognised that such an occurrence would add a significant layer of complexity and would have an impact on…

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  • Photo of CARICAD pays tribute to former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur in its latest Newsletter

    CARICAD pays tribute to former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur in its latest Newsletter

    A tribute to the late former Prime Minister of Barbados, Professor Owen Arthur is the front page article in the July-August 2020 edition of the CARICAD Newsletter. CARICAD, the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration, is the Region’s focal point for transforming and modernizing the public sectors of its Member States to better formulate and implement public policy towards the achievement…

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  • Photo of Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur to be buried today

    Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur to be buried today

    The funeral for former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur takes place today in his native Barbados. Mr Arthur who served as Prime Minister from 1994 to 2008 – the longest in the country’s history – died on 27 July 2020 at the age of 70. A State Funeral will be held today from 2:00 p.m. and the Barbados Government has…

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  • Trinidadians give Prime Minister Rowley another term

    Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley led his People National Movement (PNM) to victory in Trinidad and Tobago’s general elections on Monday. Preliminary results show the PNM won with a reduced majority, capturing 22 seats, down from the 23 they got in the last elections in 2015. The victorious candidates include first-timer Brian Manning, son of the late former Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates Guyana’s new President

    CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates Guyana’s new President

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Dr Irfaan Ali on his assumption to office as Guyana’s ninth Executive President, and said he looks forward to welcoming the new President as a member of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government at its next Meeting. Dr Ali Took the oath of office on Sunday 2 August 2020 after his Peoples…

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  • Photo of Statement from the Caribbean Community on  the Guyana Elections Declaration

    Statement from the Caribbean Community on the Guyana Elections Declaration

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcomes the conclusion of the Guyana General and Regional Elections of 2 March 2020 with the declaration of the final results. The Community congratulates His Excellency Mohammed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, and the Peoples Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on their victory at the polls. The Chairman of CARICOM, Dr. the Honourable Ralph…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman’s Statement on the passing of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur

    CARICOM Chairman’s Statement on the passing of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur

    Statement on the Passing of Owen Seymour Arthur, former Prime Minister of Barbados by Dr. the Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Owen Seymour Arthur, the distinguished former Prime Minister of Barbados, a titan of regional integration, and a most esteemed son of our Caribbean civilisation, passed…

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  • Photo of Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur passes

    Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur passes

    Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) – Former Prime Minister of Barbados, The Right Honourable Owen Arthur, passed away earlier today at 12.26 a.m. Starting today, Monday, July 27, due to the passing of the former Prime Minister, there will be a period of national mourning for three days. In addition, all flags will be flown at half mast. Minister of…

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