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  • Photo of CARICOM-HeDPAC Partnership to address Human Health Workforce, Resilient Health Systems, and Local Manufacturing of Medical Products

    CARICOM-HeDPAC Partnership to address Human Health Workforce, Resilient Health Systems, and Local Manufacturing of Medical Products

    “The HeDPAC Initiative has emerged as an important opportunity for the global South to work together to further strengthen the healthcare services provided to the people of these regions. Championed by Her Excellency Mia Amor Mottley and His Excellency Paul Kawage, the CARICOM Secretariat acknowledges that it seeks to address common, high-priority issues with mutually beneficial solutions.” Alison Drayton, Assistant…

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  • Photo of CARICOM extends congratulations to Guyana on its 58th Anniversary of Independence

    CARICOM extends congratulations to Guyana on its 58th Anniversary of Independence

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to Guyana as the country prepares to celebrate its 58th Anniversary of Independence on 26th May 2024. In a Note Verbal to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett lauded Guyana as “a leading and visionary voice on the international stage, tackling issues such as…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Statement on the Establishment of the Haitian Presidential Council

    CARICOM Statement on the Establishment of the Haitian Presidential Council

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana) – The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcome the news today of the publication of the decree establishing the Transitional Presidential Council in Haiti. The establishment of the nine-member broad-based, politically inclusive Council signals the possibility of a new beginning for Haiti. CARICOM has supported Haiti, its sister nation, through the challenging…

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  • Photo of Message from the Caribbean Community on the passing of Mme Justice Desiree Bernard

    Message from the Caribbean Community on the passing of Mme Justice Desiree Bernard

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened by the passing of the Honourable Madame Justice Desiree Bernard on 28 March 2024. Madame Justice Bernard embodied the ideals of distinguished professional advancement, gaining stellar academic qualifications in jurisprudence and blazing a trail as the first woman to be appointed to many significant roles, including Justice of the Court of Appeal of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM National Security and Law Enforcement Ministers prepare for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

    CARICOM National Security and Law Enforcement Ministers prepare for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana) The First Special Meeting of the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) and Attorneys-General of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Host Countries was held 8 – 9 March 2024, at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Dale Marshall, SC, Attorney-General and Minister…

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  • Photo of Statement on Haiti by Chair of CARICOM, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, on Friday 8 March 2024

    Statement on Haiti by Chair of CARICOM, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, on Friday 8 March 2024

    CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Friday, 8 March 2024:   CARICOM Chairman, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali gives an update in relation to ongoing efforts in working with the various stakeholders in Haiti to bring stability and normalcy back to the People and country of Haiti. “The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community remain engaged in deep discussions with…

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  • Photo of Matters Related to Financing for Development in the Region

    Matters Related to Financing for Development in the Region

    Heads of Government are of the view that funds should be streamlined to ensure that there are no conflicting mandates. In this regard, Heads of Government supported the establishment of the Blue-Green Investment Bank, which is being established by Barbados, whose mandate is exclusively on investments aimed at achieving adaptation and safeguarding resilience in our Region and in our individual…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Statement on Crime and Public Safety

    CARICOM Statement on Crime and Public Safety

    Following the inaugural symposium on Crime and Violence as a Public Health Safety Issue and the Declaration of the Heads of Government in Trinidad and Tobago on 17-18 April 2023, CARICOM Heads of Government met in caucus in Georgetown, Guyana, on 27 February 2024 to discuss the prevailing dire state of crime, violence, and public safety amongst its Member States.…

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  • Photo of Regional officials meet on operationalisation of ferry service

    Regional officials meet on operationalisation of ferry service

    (CMC) Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Barbados are on the cusp of the formation of a company to drive the process for the introduction of a regional ferry service. Discussions hosted by Works and Transport Minister, Trinidad and Tobago, Rohan Sinanan on the operationalisation of the service were held on Thursday. The company will comprise directors from each of the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Message: International Day Of Education, 2024 “Learning For Lasting Peace”

    CARICOM Message: International Day Of Education, 2024 “Learning For Lasting Peace”

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Tuesday, 23 January 2024)  –  International Day of Education (24 January) highlights education as a human right, a public good and a public responsibility.  In this blog, Davion Leslie, Programme Manager, Human Resource Development, CARICOM Secretariat, illustrates the critical need to use education as a tool for promoting peace in our Region.   The world is…

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