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    Work to begin on new CARICOM strategic plan

    “By year end, the CARICOM Secretariat will be hard at work getting the framework in place for the new strategic plan for the Caribbean Community.“ That’s the word from Craig Beresford, Director of Strategic Management with the CARICOM Secretariat. He was speaking yesterday morning during the start of a two-day workshop held at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy…

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    CARICOM BUSINESS: Vol.1 No. 7

    A Weekly Business News Aggregation Service Vol.1 No. 7 compiled & edited by the Directorate of Trade & Economic Integration at the CARICOM Secretariat only as a convenience for the Member States.   https://caricom.org/documents/16088/caricom_business_7_-_4_march_2018.pdf

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  • Photo of Crime and Violence a heavy toll on (CARICOM) society – CARICOM SG

    Crime and Violence a heavy toll on (CARICOM) society – CARICOM SG

    Amb. Irwin LaRocque, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), called on CARICOM to counteract the threat of crime and violence, when he addressed the opening of the   29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, earlier today in Port of Prince, Haiti.   “As we pool our resources and strategise to combat the damaging effects of climate…

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  • Photo of Be proactive, reduce your risk of catching the flu – CARPHA

    Be proactive, reduce your risk of catching the flu – CARPHA

      Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  February 2018.  The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses. Influenza (flu), a contagious respiratory illness which affects thousands of people in the Caribbean each year.  Typically, the Flu season in the Region occurs between…

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  • Photo of SIDS must never be denied concessional financing for climate resilience -SG

    SIDS must never be denied concessional financing for climate resilience -SG

        “It is crucial to increase the level of investment of climate finance for health.” – CARICOM Secretary-General, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has called for the scaling up of climate finance for resilience in the health sector.   He also posited that small vulnerable countries must never be denied access to concessional financing in their quest for resilience against…

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  • Photo of CARPHA launches regional system for Member States to report sub-standard falsified medicines

    CARPHA launches regional system for Member States to report sub-standard falsified medicines

    The health of the Caribbean people can be at risk if medicines are not safe, effective and of good quality. Medicines safety and monitoring systems are often limited in the Region, and there has been a call for regional pooling of resources, sharing of information, and coordination of activities, that can lead to stronger systems. Recently, the Caribbean Regulatory System…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Prime Minister tables report on CARICOM in House of Representatives

    Jamaica Prime Minister tables report on CARICOM in House of Representatives

    Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, tabled a copy of the Report of the Commission to Review Jamaica’s Relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM Frameworks in the House of Representatives, today (February 6). The Commission was charged with evaluating the effects of Jamaica’s membership in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the country’s economic growth and development, with particular reference to trade…

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  • ‘Building back better’: a resilient Caribbean after the 2017 hurricanes

    Building back better’ after a disaster intuitively makes sense, but it is challenging and requires a deep understanding of the causes of disaster, recovery processes and future climate and other risks. Critically, it requires high levels of commitment from policymakers and technical staff in national governments, from the international aid agencies and donors supporting recovery, and from communities already engaged in recovery.…

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  • Photo of Region must adapt to the reality of climate change – CARICOM SG

    Region must adapt to the reality of climate change – CARICOM SG

      Resources the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is mobilising to support reconstruction of hurricane-ravaged Member States are intended for them to build back smarter and better, against the existential threat of climate change. Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said that intention was in “full knowledge that we are into a new era,” when hurricanes had now become “game changers.” He was at…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG makes case for climate-resilient rebuilding of hurricane-damaged islands

    CARICOM SG makes case for climate-resilient rebuilding of hurricane-damaged islands

      CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque presenting remarks. Also at the Head Table are UNDP Administrator Mr Achim Steiner (l) and Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Ms Jessica Faieta. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the Technical Consultations for the CARICOM-UN High Level Conference at UN Headquarters, New York on Monday: We must…

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