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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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  • 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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