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  • Photo of Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) Statement on the 2021 Regional Examinations

    Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) Statement on the 2021 Regional Examinations

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) is cognisant of the many challenges across the region at this time including the debilitating impact of COVID-19 on all areas of society, and all stakeholders operating within the education sector, coupled with the explosive volcanic activity on La Soufrière in St Vincent and the Grenadines. CXC® stands in solidarity with our…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Secretary-General – Accreditation of new Ambassador of the Holy See to CARICOM

    Remarks by the Secretary-General – Accreditation of new Ambassador of the Holy See to CARICOM

    Your Excellency Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Holy See to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM); His Lordship the Right Reverend Francis Alleyne, O.S.B.,  Roman Catholic Bishop of Georgetown, Guyana; Reverend Father Luciano Labanca, Secretary and Deputy Head of Mission of the Apostolic Nunciature; Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, and other Members of Staff of the…

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  • Photo of Statement by H.E. Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu at his Accreditation as Ambassador of the Holy See to CARICOM

    Statement by H.E. Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu at his Accreditation as Ambassador of the Holy See to CARICOM

    Your Excellency, I am honoured to present to you the Letter of His Eminence, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, accrediting me as Apostolic Nuncio – Plenipotentiary Representative of the Holy See to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). I thank you sincerely for this occasion. I gladly transmit to Your Excellency and Your collaborators the warm greetings of His Holiness Pope…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Survey

    CARPHA Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Survey

    As the Caribbean rolls out COVID-19 vaccines, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) launched a survey on 17 February to obtain views on the COVID-19 vaccines of people living in the Region and to determine their willingness to be vaccinated. “There is a growing concern about vaccine hesitancy. The World Health Organization (WHO) identified vaccine hesitancy as one of the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman Calls For Equitable Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccine

    CARICOM Chairman Calls For Equitable Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccine

    OPM, Port of Spain – Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of CARICOM, Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley has called for the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine resources for the benefit of all nations. Dr Rowley made the call while addressing the World Health Organization’s Media briefing on COVID-19 today (Thursday 18th February, 2021). Prime Minister Rowley said…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Congratulates West Indies on Test Series win against Bangladesh

    CARICOM Congratulates West Indies on Test Series win against Bangladesh

    Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, has extended congratulations to the West Indies cricket team on their test series victory against Bangladesh. Prime Minister Rowley praised the discipline, determination and grit of the Caribbean players, under the captaincy of Kraigg Brathwaite, to secure two consecutive wins against the home…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG thanks PM Mottley for COVID-19 Vaccines

    CARICOM SG thanks PM Mottley for COVID-19 Vaccines

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque expressed profound thanks to the Honourable Mia Mottley Prime Minister of Barbados for her provision of Covid-19 vaccines for the staff of the CARICOM Secretariat. Prime Minister Mottley directed that 100 doses of the batch she donated to Guyana be provided to the staff of the Secretariat based at the headquarters…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General praises strong CARICOM Solidarity in COVID-19 vaccine sharing

    Secretary-General praises strong CARICOM Solidarity in COVID-19 vaccine sharing

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday praised the strong solidarity within CARICOM as Member States share their limited first batches of COVID-19 vaccines. The Secretary-General’s comment came as he led his CARICOM Secretariat Staff in taking vaccine shots from 100 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine provided by Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados.   The Barbados Prime Minister also made…

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  • Photo of Launching Paris – A CARICOM Moment of Ambition: Snapshots of Member States Nationally Determined Contributions

    Launching Paris – A CARICOM Moment of Ambition: Snapshots of Member States Nationally Determined Contributions

    Several Caribbean Community Member States showcased their ambitions to further address climate change at a CARICOM Moment of Ambition event held on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement, on Friday 11 December 2020. Member States representatives presented highlights of their enhanced National Determined Contributions (NDCs) at the event hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Barbados on Independence Anniversary; commends its commitment to regional integration

    CARICOM congratulates Barbados on Independence Anniversary; commends its commitment to regional integration

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the Government and People of Barbados on its Fifty-Fourth Anniversary of Independence. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Mia Mottley, noted that the Anniversary finds the country in the midst of a testing period which has been faced with discipline, resolve, solidarity and vision.  He said these…

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