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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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  • Photo of UWI Signs MOU with European University Institute

    UWI Signs MOU with European University Institute

    (UWI TV) A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the European University Institute (EUI), is expected to deepen ties between the Caribbean and Europe and help The UWI protect the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the European Union (EU). Signed virtually on July 14, 2020, by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Receives Medical Supplies from the People’s Republic of China
    COVID-19

    CARPHA Receives Medical Supplies from the People’s Republic of China

    The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) received medical supplies from the People’s Republic of China to help in the fight against COVID-19. As the follow-up to the special vice-ministerial meeting on COVID-19 via video link on 12 May, 2020, that China and nine Caribbean countries attended, China provides medical supplies respectively to participating countries as well as the CARICOM Secretariat,…

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  • Photo of LIAT Shareholders Reach Agreement to Sell Three Planes

    LIAT Shareholders Reach Agreement to Sell Three Planes

    Caribbean News Service (CNS) — LIAT’s major shareholders have reached an agreement, which Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne said could see the airline flying again “in 60 to 90 days.” Prime Ministers Mia Mottley, Ralph Gonsalves and Gaston Browne (Photo via Barbados Today) The shareholders, which also include the governments of Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and…

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  • Photo of Tribute To Sir Everton Weekes: Climbing To The Top – By CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves Of St. Vincent And The Grenadines

    Tribute To Sir Everton Weekes: Climbing To The Top – By CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves Of St. Vincent And The Grenadines

    On July 3, 2020, the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community paid tribute to Sir Everton Weekes who died on July 1, 2020, at the age of 95 years. Sir Everton was accorded a reverential one minute’s silence. He was a great Barbadian and Caribbean personality. Three decades before our  great West Indies Test cricket team was…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Anniversary of Independence, on 10 July 2020. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. Hubert Minnis, also extended best wishes for the country’s continued growth and advancement. “The theme of this year’s festivities, “Pressing Onward:…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, as outgoing Chair of  CARICOM, during the 20th Special Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, July 3, 2020

    Remarks by the Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, as outgoing Chair of CARICOM, during the 20th Special Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, July 3, 2020

    Thank you very much, Secretary-General, colleague Heads of Government, in particular, incoming Chair of the Caribbean Community, the Honourable Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, and It is my distinct pleasure to have a conversation with you this morning in what is really unusual circumstances. When my brother President Bouterse asked me in July of 2018, just less than, just after one month…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government Meet on Friday – Handover of Chairmanship to feature

    CARICOM Heads of Government Meet on Friday – Handover of Chairmanship to feature

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government will hold a special conference on Friday, July 3, which will see Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley handing over the six-month CARICOM Chairmanship to Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  This Twentieth Special Meeting of CARICOM Heads will be held via video conference beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern…

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