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  • Photo of CARICOM SG turns sod for new Official Residence

    CARICOM SG turns sod for new Official Residence

    In his last official public activity, outgoing CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday joined the Prime Minister of Guyana, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips, at a sod-turning ceremony for an official residence for the CARICOM  Secretary-General.    CARICOM Secretariat and Guyana Government officials join Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (3rd left) and Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips (4th left) for…

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  • Photo of Barbados records growth of 5.5%: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados records growth of 5.5%: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados has recorded growth of 5.5% during the April to June quarter of 2021. That’s the word from Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Cleviston Haynes who is predicting growth of 1 to 3% for calendar 2021. Haynes said the performance of the economy continued to be constrained by the protracted COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in a dramatic falloff…

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  • Photo of SG’s Remarks at 42nd Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    SG’s Remarks at 42nd Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    REMARKS BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE on the occasion of the FORTY-SECOND REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY VIA videoconference 5-6 July 2021 Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG gets courtesy call from senior US Military Official

    CARICOM SG gets courtesy call from senior US Military Official

    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque was paid a courtesy call by Major General Rafael A. Ribas, Director for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, US Southern Command Doral, Florida, at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters building, Thursday 24 June 2021. Major Ribas is in Guyana for the multinational Trade Winds military training exercise.

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  • Photo of Cyber Security to feature at upcoming Maritime Link-up Webinar – Registration invited

    Cyber Security to feature at upcoming Maritime Link-up Webinar – Registration invited

    The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) is pleased to announce its second annual Maritime Link-up Webinar on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 under the distinguished patronage of Minister Stuart Young, Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Energy and Energy Industries. Webinar maritime link-up_2021

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  • Photo of Capacity building training programme for regional and sub-regional authorities on the safe removal of mercury stockpiles (MAPs)

    Capacity building training programme for regional and sub-regional authorities on the safe removal of mercury stockpiles (MAPs)

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is currently providing technical assistance to Parties to implement Articles 4, 10 and 11 of the Minamata Convention on interim storage, disposal of waste in mercury-added products (MAPs) using guidelines from the Minamata Convention. More specifically, through twelve individual consultation meetings, a competency based training action plan is being developed and subsequent training programme with…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG calls for fairness in international financing for SIDs

    CARICOM SG calls for fairness in international financing for SIDs

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has made a call for fairness in international financing for Small Island Developing States (SIDs), noting that they have been experiencing a battering from climate impacts, not of their own making. “We have had to face the sharp end of climate change impacts in conjunction with our other inherent vulnerabilities.  It is, therefore,…

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  • Photo of Be more strategic, press on urgently with CSME – Trade Ministers advised

    Be more strategic, press on urgently with CSME – Trade Ministers advised

    The Organs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must move to adopt a greater sense of urgency and clarity of purpose if the Region is to successfully navigate the current difficult circumstances. Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Mia Mottley delivered this charge Tuesday at the opening of the Fifty-Second Meeting of the COTED. Prime Minister Mottley, who is Lead Head…

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  • Photo of FIFA and CARICOM enter into landmark collaboration agreement

    FIFA and CARICOM enter into landmark collaboration agreement

    FIFA and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration, with the aim of promoting sports integrity and social responsibility while furthering the development of football in the region. The landmark agreement was signed by CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and FIFA President Gianni Infantino at a virtual ceremony attended by the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG participates in Post-Disaster Recovery Roundtable

    CARICOM SG participates in Post-Disaster Recovery Roundtable

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Thursday joined the former United States President Mr Bill Clinton, some CARICOM leaders and other high-level officials for a Clinton Global Initiative Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery Private Roundtable. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque presenting to the Roundtable Former United States President Bill Clinton Prime Ministers Hon. Mia Mottley of Barbados,  Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit of…

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