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  • Photo of Belizean elected new President of Regional Administrative Tribunal

    Belizean elected new President of Regional Administrative Tribunal

    Judge Lisa M Shoman of Belize has been elected by her peers to the Presidency of the Caribbean Community Administrative Tribunal (CCAT) from 20th April 2022 for two years, as the second President of the Tribunal. Judge Shoman SC was preceded by, Sir Patterson Cheltenham, Chief Justice of Barbados who served with distinction as the first President of CCAT from…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads Approve Enhanced Cooperation Protocol

    CARICOM Heads Approve Enhanced Cooperation Protocol

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government have adopted a Protocol which should create opportunities to further the principles, goals and objectives of the Community  through Enhanced Cooperation. The “Protocol to Amend the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas Establishing the Caribbean Community including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy to allow Enhanced Cooperation among Member States and to address Related Issues” was…

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  • Photo of Declaration: CARICOM-SICA

    Declaration: CARICOM-SICA

    JOINT DECLARATION OF SAN PEDRO IV SUMMIT OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and of the Central American Integration System (SICA) 3 March 2022 We, the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and of the Central American Integration System (SICA) meeting in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize on 3 March 2022,…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT OF THE CONFERENCE OF CARICOM HEADS OF GOVERNMENT ON THE WAR AND HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN UKRAINE

    STATEMENT OF THE CONFERENCE OF CARICOM HEADS OF GOVERNMENT ON THE WAR AND HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN UKRAINE

    We, the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community strongly condemn the military attacks and invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation and call for an immediate ceasefire and an end to all acts of aggression, the urgent withdrawal of Russian military forces in Ukraine. Any concerns the Russian Federation may have must be resolved diplomatically and not…

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  • Photo of Ambergris Caye Declaration on COP26 Outcomes and CARICOM Expectations in the lead up to COP27: “A Pathway from Ambition to Action”

    Ambergris Caye Declaration on COP26 Outcomes and CARICOM Expectations in the lead up to COP27: “A Pathway from Ambition to Action”

    Recalling the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Declaration on the 1.5 °C Ambition to Defend the Most Vulnerable Recalling further the regional priorities and expectations for the Glasgow Climate Change Conference aiming to consolidate global solidarity to close the gap for 1.5 °C ambition Taking note of the Glasgow Climate Pact and the decisions adopted by the respective governing bodies of the…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE – Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    COMMUNIQUE – Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    The Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held on 1-2 March 2022.  Chair of the Conference, the Prime Minister of Belize, the Honourable John Briceño presided over the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Honourable Gaston Browne (virtually); Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of Opening Statement by Hon John Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize to the IV Summit of the Heads of State and Government of CARICOM and SICA 3 March 2021, San Pedro Ambergris Caye

    Opening Statement by Hon John Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize to the IV Summit of the Heads of State and Government of CARICOM and SICA 3 March 2021, San Pedro Ambergris Caye

    Distinguished Heads of State and Governments UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres CARICOM Secretary General Ms Carla Barnett Ministers Members of the Diplomatic Corp Ladies and Gentlemen Good Morning.  Buenos Dias Welcome to Belize Bienvenidos a Belice. We are honored to convene the Fourth CARICOM SICA Summit here in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.  Bienvenidos a nuestros compañeros del SICA, que nos…

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  • Photo of UN Secretary-General’s Remarks to the Opening of the Fourth CARICOM-SICA Summit, 3 March 2022

    UN Secretary-General’s Remarks to the Opening of the Fourth CARICOM-SICA Summit, 3 March 2022

    Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,  I want to start by expressing my deepest apologies for not being able to join you in person.   I want to thank you profoundly for your understanding, but I am very sorry I cannot go.    As you know well, pressing global events are keeping me in New York.   My heart is very much with you.  I…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Central American Leaders to meet in Belize, 3 March 2022

    CARICOM and Central American Leaders to meet in Belize, 3 March 2022

    Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Central American Integration System (SICA) will seek to strengthen relations in the face of ‘multidimensional challenges’ when they meet for the Fourth CARICOM SICA Summit on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, on 3 March 2022. The Summit is expected to adopt the Joint Declaration of San Pedro, with…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads begin 33rd Inter-Sessional

    CARICOM Heads begin 33rd Inter-Sessional

    HEADS OF GOVERNMENT AND OTHER HEADS OF DELEGATION AT THE 33RD CARICOM INTER-SESSIONAL MEETING, SAN PEDRO, AMBERGRIS CAYE, BELIZE, 1 – 2 MARCH 2022 Front row (l-r): H.E. Irfaan Ali, President, Guyana; Hon Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister, Dominica; H.E. Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President, Suriname; Chairman, Prime Minister Hon. John Antonio Briceño, Belize; Secretary-General, CARICOM, Dr Carla Barnett; Dr Hon Keith Mitchell,…

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