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  • Photo of Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    The governments of Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have signalled their unequivocal commitment to integration as they assigned two new envoys to join the family of CARICOM Ambassadors on Friday 12 January. Her Excellency Veronica Griffith, Plenipotentiary Representative of Barbados to CARICOM and His Excellency Allan Alexander, Plenipotentiary Representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to CARICOM were…

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  • Photo of Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    Her Excellency Veronica Griffith, Plenipotentiary Representative of Barbados to CARICOM and His Excellency Allan Alexander, Plenipotentiary Representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to CARICOM were accredited by CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a short ceremony at the Secretariat’s headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana. The new Barbados Ambassador said her government endorsed the words of Right Excellent Errol Barrow in…

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  • Coconut Boost For Barbados & Region

    Barbados and the region can have a bustling coconut industry, despite being smaller than major growers such as Indonesia and The Philippines. This assertion was made by Maurice Wilson, who is the Regional Coconut Industry Coordinator at the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI). He was speaking with the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) following the inaugural meeting of the National Stakeholders Platform…

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  • Photo of Barbados has big impact on the world – CARICOM SG

    Barbados has big impact on the world – CARICOM SG

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has lauded Barbados  as it celebrates its 51stIndependence Anniversary on 30 November, 2017, describing it as “a small state which has made a big impact on the world”. In a message to the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Rt Hon. Freundel Stuart, the Secretary-General said that regional integration has benefitted from the…

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  • Photo of Giving the Region a more results-focused approach to project management

    Giving the Region a more results-focused approach to project management

    Efforts to provide the Caribbean Community with a more results-focused approach to programme and project management are being advanced this week with a series of sensitisation seminars  in Barbados. The seminars will continue in Suriname next week and in other CARICOM Member States next year. Development of the Gender-sensitive CARICOM Results-based Management (RBM) system, was coordinated by the CARICOM Secretariat with…

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  • Photo of Region must adapt to the reality of climate change – CARICOM SG

    Region must adapt to the reality of climate change – CARICOM SG

      Resources the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is mobilising to support reconstruction of hurricane-ravaged Member States are intended for them to build back smarter and better, against the existential threat of climate change. Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said that intention was in “full knowledge that we are into a new era,” when hurricanes had now become “game changers.” He was at…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG makes case for climate-resilient rebuilding of hurricane-damaged islands

    CARICOM SG makes case for climate-resilient rebuilding of hurricane-damaged islands

      CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque presenting remarks. Also at the Head Table are UNDP Administrator Mr Achim Steiner (l) and Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Ms Jessica Faieta. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the Technical Consultations for the CARICOM-UN High Level Conference at UN Headquarters, New York on Monday: We must…

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  • Photo of Help SIDS to help themselves – PM Chastanet issues call at COP23

    Help SIDS to help themselves – PM Chastanet issues call at COP23

    “I call on developed countries to help SIDS help themselves. We cannot wait till 2020 to see finance to deal with the emergency situations, build resilience in our countries as far as possible, and the loss and damage that is already occurring. “Our people have proven to be and will continue to be resilient. But here, on the international level,…

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  • Photo of Guyana’s contribution to regional integration lauded during accreditation of the country’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Guyana’s contribution to regional integration lauded during accreditation of the country’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Guyana was on Wednesday lauded for its seminal role in the evolution of the regional integration movement, as the country’s new Ambassador to CARICOM Ms Charlene Phoenix presented her credentials to CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. The Secretary-General, in remarks at the accreditation ceremony, recalled Guyana’s role, along with Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda, in restarting the integration process through…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Energy Month launches Monday in Haiti

    CARICOM Energy Month launches Monday in Haiti

      CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) gets underway on 1 November, 2017, following a launch in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Monday, 30 October, 2017. CEM is being held under the theme ‘Re-thinking Energy: Shaping a resilient Community’. The launch at the Quisqueya University will take the form of a half-day mini-symposium and exhibition. The goal of the Symposium is to bring students,…

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