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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates new Belize Prime Minister

    CARICOM SG congratulates new Belize Prime Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRoque has congratulated newly elected Prime Minister of Belize Mr John Briceño and his People’s United Party (PUP) on their comprehensive victory in the country’s 11 November 2020 General Elections. Mr. Briceño led his PUP to twenty-six of the thirty-one seats at stake in the elections. “The margin of victory indicates that the people of Belize…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Belize – PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

    CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Belize – PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

    The   Ministry   of  Foreign  Affairs  of  Belize,  by  way  of  Diplomatic  Note  dated 13 October 2020, invited the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to field a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the conduct of the Belize General Elections to be held on 11 November 2020. As a result, a six-member CEOM comprised of electoral officials from several CARICOM Member States…

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  • Photo of Belizeans vote today in General Elections

    Belizeans vote today in General Elections

    After an elections campaign restricted by COVID-19 protocols and heavy flooding from the outer rain bands of Tropical Storm ETA, the people of Belize vote in General Elections today, Wednesday 11 November 2020. The ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) is seeking and unprecedented fourth consecutive term in government. The party will be led for the first time by Mr Patrick…

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  • Photo of CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission to Belize

    CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission to Belize

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belize, via correspondence dated 13 October 2020 to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, invited the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to field a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the conduct of the General Elections to be held in that country on 11 November 2020. As a result, a seven member CARICOM Mission comprising observers…

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  • Photo of Belizeans to vote on 11 November

    Belizeans to vote on 11 November

    General elections in Belize have been called for Wednesday 11 November 2020. Prime Minister Dean Barrow, in making the announcement on Monday, said he had advised the Governor General to dissolve the country’s National Assembly on Tuesday 6 November, and that Nominations Day will be Wednesday 21 October. Belize’s last General Elections, held on 4 November 2015, saw Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Belize on its 39th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Belize on its 39th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Belize on the country’s 39th Anniversary of Independence, while assuring Belizeans of the Community’s continued commitment to working together. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Mr Dean Barrow said CARICOM has greatly benefitted from the commitment of the Government of Belize. “The advice and guidance to the Community…

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  • Photo of CARICOM signs on to Mechanism of Montevideo following talks in Uruguay on situation in Venezuela

    CARICOM signs on to Mechanism of Montevideo following talks in Uruguay on situation in Venezuela

    The governments of Mexico, Uruguay and CARICOM, in response to the call of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, agree that the most appropriate way to address the complex situation that prevails in Venezuela is through dialogue for a negotiation, from a position of respect for International Law and Human Rights. The historical stance of our countries…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    The importance of investing in youth, including treatment and rehabilitation for those who are using and addicted to alcohol and other drugs, was underscored at the Official Opening of the Regional Adolescent Training Workshops on 4 February 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago. To this end, partnerships, relevant policies and adolescents’ prevention programmes, among others, were emphasised by speakers who represented…

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  • Photo of After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), that has coordinated official development assistance from…

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  • Photo of One step closer to new framework for dialogue among CARIFORUM, FCORs, OCTs

    One step closer to new framework for dialogue among CARIFORUM, FCORs, OCTs

    A new framework for dialogue among CARIFORUM, FCORS and OCTs is closer to being completed following a consultation that was held in Barbados over the past few days.   The forum, which is facilitating the establishment of the framework that is expected to improve coordination and collaboration among CARIFORUM and the overseas territories, has met its objectives, according to some…

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