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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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  • Photo of CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Secretary-General invites international support for hurricane recovery

    CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Secretary-General invites international support for hurricane recovery

    Resilience is the cornerstone of our recovery and rebuilding process.  These disasters provide an opportunity for our Region to build back better and smarter.  It offers the prospect of the affected states becoming the first climate change resilient countries in the world. But CARICOM cannot achieve that goal alone.  Cooperation with partners like Mexico is necessary for us to fulfil…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Mexico agree to strengthen ties in disaster risk management; other critical areas

    CARICOM and Mexico agree to strengthen ties in disaster risk management; other critical areas

    CARICOM and Mexico, which both recently suffered devastating natural disasters, have agreed to strengthen cooperation in disaster risk management. The agreement forms part of a Joint Declaration issued at the end of the Fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit held in Belize on Wednesday 25 October 2017 under the joint chairmanship of CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada and the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Virgin Group discuss hurricane recovery and reconstruction

    CARICOM and Virgin Group discuss hurricane recovery and reconstruction

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and Founder of of the UK-headquartered Virgin Group of Companies Sir Richard Branson on Friday hosted a Discussion Forum on post hurricane recovery and reconstruction.  The event took place on the margins of this week's annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington. Several…

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  • Photo of Effects of climate change in focus at Agriculture Meeting

    Effects of climate change in focus at Agriculture Meeting

    The detrimental effect of climate change on the Region was brought in to sharp focus as a special Meeting of Agriculture Ministers got underway at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, on Friday. At the opening of the 71st Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic development (COTED), Chairman, His Excellency Soeresh Algoe, Agriculture Minister of Suriname, the…

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  • Photo of CSME Online Platforms launched to promote regional trade and business

    CSME Online Platforms launched to promote regional trade and business

    The Caribbean Community’s development of a Single Market and Economy has been given a boost with the launch of four new on-line platforms aimed at promoting trade and improving the ease of doing business. The CARICOM Secretariat, with support from the European Union, on Monday launched the CARICOM Online Companies Registries; Labour Market Information System;  Community Public Procurement Notice Board;…

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  • Caribbean storms show urgency of rethinking aid for small island states

    A series of devastating storms in the Caribbean has highlighted the vulnerability of small island states, where a single hurricane can undo years of development and plunge prosperous households into poverty from one day to the next. Hurricane Irma turned 90 percent of homes on Barbuda to rubble and left financial losses of USD 100-200 million. Hurricane Maria has knocked…

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  • Photo of CARICOM mourns the loss of life in Mexico

    CARICOM mourns the loss of life in Mexico

             The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has joined the international community in mourning the tragic loss of life wrought by the September 19th earthquake in Mexico City. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday despatched a message of condolence to the government and people of Mexico, expressing his anguish with the widespread destruction and continuing trauma there.  This…

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  • Photo of ‘It has been brutal’ – Prime Minister Skerrit

    ‘It has been brutal’ – Prime Minister Skerrit

    A visibly emotional Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, briefed the world on Thursday about the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria which directly hit the island on Monday evening. The island is now under a state of emergency and a curfew is imposed. “It has been brutal,” he said on a live programme hosted at ABSTV studios in Antigua and…

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  • Photo of SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

    SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

                                    SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Chair of the  Spouses of the Caribbean Leaders Action Network (SCLAN), H.E. Kim Simplis Barrow, Spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize and Special Envoy for Women and Children in Belize…

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