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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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  • Photo of CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed  Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

    CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

    More than 20 representatives from government ministries and non-governmental organisations in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are attending a regional workshop to develop a draft Model School Drug Policy. The workshop opened on 21 January 2019, in Castries. The use of licit and illicit substances, including alcohol; inhalants; and marijuana has been increasing, particularly by students across the Region. A 2016…

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  • Photo of Progress, but impact of HIV prevention response inadequate, particularly among key populations – PANCAP Evaluation

    Progress, but impact of HIV prevention response inadequate, particularly among key populations – PANCAP Evaluation

    The Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, but an evaluation done last year has found that the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations. Of concern, according to the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP), is that the annual number of new HIV infections among adults in the Caribbean declined by…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM/EU Capacity Building Workshop on Restorative Justice ends with loud praise for the Initiative

    CARIFORUM/EU Capacity Building Workshop on Restorative Justice ends with loud praise for the Initiative

    (CARICOM Secretariat) The Regional Train-the-Trainer Workshop on Restorative Justice, using the Sycamore Tree Project methodology ended on 4 December, in Georgetown, Guyana. The initiative targetted officials from the government Criminal Justice System and non-govermental organisations working in rehabilitation, across the Region. This capacity building initiative is an activity of the Crime and Violence Prevention and Social Development Project within the…

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  • Photo of Implementation  of the Pétion Ville Declaration, a human rights imperative

    Implementation of the Pétion Ville Declaration, a human rights imperative

    This is the position of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, Assistant Secretary-General for Human and Social Development Dr. Douglas Slater, in a statement to mark the observance of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, on 3 December 2018. According to Dr. Slater, the implementation of the Pétion Ville Declaration “will not only contribute towards the achievement of a number of the…

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