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  • Photo of CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory is Ready to Respond to 2019-nCoV

    CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory is Ready to Respond to 2019-nCoV

    In the event of a 2019-nCoV outbreak in the Region, the reference medical microbiology laboratory (CMML) at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is ready and fully equipped to test samples of suspected cases of the virus.       There are no direct commercial flights to the Caribbean from China, and travellers to the Region are screened multiple times…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman engages key stakeholders during Guyana visit

    CARICOM Chairman engages key stakeholders during Guyana visit

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, paid a visit to Guyana on Monday during which, among other things, she engaged CARICOM Secretariat staff and was awarded the Order of Roraima by the President of Guyana. The Chairman was met on arrival in Guyana by Foreign Minister Dr Karen Cummings and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. The Chairman and…

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  • Photo of Barbados To Host 31st CARICOM Intersessional Heads of Government Meeting

    Barbados To Host 31st CARICOM Intersessional Heads of Government Meeting

    (Barbados Government Information Services Press Release) CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, will welcome fellow heads of government to Barbados for the 31st Intersessional Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), from 18-19 February. Regional leaders will have a packed agenda during the two-day summit, which will be held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two…

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  • Photo of Region developing Communications Strategy to Combat Misinformation about Coronavirus

    Region developing Communications Strategy to Combat Misinformation about Coronavirus

    Health Ministers and Officials of the Region have agreed to draft an aggressive communications strategy to combat misinformation on the Novel Coronavirus. The Council for Human and Social Development (Health) on Monday morning held an Emergency Meeting via video conference. It was Chaired by Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Antigua and Barbuda Hon Molwyn Joseph. Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador…

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  • Photo of New Chair and Vice Chair elected to PANCAP-CVC-COIN Technical Advisory Group..

    New Chair and Vice Chair elected to PANCAP-CVC-COIN Technical Advisory Group..

    (PANCAP Coordinating Unit Press Release): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) has extended congratulations to the new Chair and Vice Chair of the PANCAP-CVC-COIN Technical Advisory Group. A press release from the PANCAP Coordinating Unit said Mr. Roger McLean and Dr. Gail Gajadhar were elected Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of the PANCAP-CVC-COIN Technical Advisory Group for the Multi-Country Caribbean Global…

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  • Photo of Climate change is a planetary emergency – how can we avert disaster?

    Climate change is a planetary emergency – how can we avert disaster?

    The Earth has coped relatively well with emissions so far.But ‘tipping points’ are being reached.Read the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report (World Economic Forum) While politics continue to cripple efforts to fight the planetary emergency, the science remains as unequivocal and irrefutable as ever. We have already crossed a number of ‘tipping points’ in the Earth system; vital thresholds beyond…

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  • Photo of Ambassador Dr. Kurleigh King

    Ambassador Dr. Kurleigh King

    The time has come to pull many strands in this paper together in order to form a good appreciation of where the Caribbean Community stood when Dr. Kurleigh King became its Secretary-General. It will be recalled that the high hopes of the Community had been dampened by the effects of the global recession triggered by the increases in the price…

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  • Photo of Barbados will grant free access to public schools for CARICOM students

    Barbados will grant free access to public schools for CARICOM students

    (Barbados Government Information Service) Barbados is moving ahead with advancing elements of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, including free access to public schools for CARICOM students. This means that all CARICOM nationals under the age of 16, who reside in Barbados, will be afforded access to government nursery, primary and secondary schools without being charged tuition fees. CARICOM students…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat launches #IAMCARICOM Campaign

    CARICOM Secretariat launches #IAMCARICOM Campaign

    On the margins of the Tenth Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Committee of Ambassadors held in Guyana, on Thursday, 21 November 2019, the CARICOM Secretariat launched the ‘I AM CARICOM’ Communications Campaign. The multi-media campaign is designed to improve the visibility of CARICOM, promote the CARICOM identity, increase citizens’ engagement with the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and…

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  • Photo of More than 170 countries worldwide get set to promote tech studies to girls and women on ‘Girls in ICT Day’

    More than 170 countries worldwide get set to promote tech studies to girls and women on ‘Girls in ICT Day’

    Digital skills give an advantage in a competitive job market, provide a higher salary and enhance career mobility for girls and women in increasingly digital societies ​Geneva 24 April 2019 — Tomorrow, 25 April, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the global technology community and an expected 170+ countries will celebrate ‘Girls in ICT Day’, an international day observed by the…

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