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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 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 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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  • Photo of Band to gather to protect, empower and uplift all persons with disabilities – says Chair of  Advisory Panel for CARICOM Disabilities

    Band to gather to protect, empower and uplift all persons with disabilities – says Chair of Advisory Panel for CARICOM Disabilities

    The  call of Ms. Kerryann Ifill, Chair of the Advisory Panel for CARICOM Disabilities (APfCD), in a message to observe International Day of Persons with Disabilities today, is for “all governments and citizens of the Region to band to gather to protect, empower and uplift all persons with disabilities who are blessed to live among us!. Ms. Ifill lauded the appointment of  CARICOM…

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  • Photo of Disability respects no one says CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disabilities

    Disability respects no one says CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disabilities

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Special Rapporteur on Disabilities (CSRoD), Senator Dr. Floyd Morris, in a statement to observe International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), 3 December 2018, drew attention to the thin separation between being abled and being disabled. Calling for persons with disabilities to be treated with “dignity and respect” the CSRoD alluded to the high levels of violence…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General highlights Region’s work against Gender-based Violence

    Secretary-General highlights Region’s work against Gender-based Violence

    As the Region joins the global observance of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, progress has been identified in the important area of data collection on discrimination and violence against women and children and the analysis of underlying causes. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque noted the development in a message to mark the occasion. “I am happy to report…

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  • Photo of Singapore keen on sharing development experience with CARICOM

    Singapore keen on sharing development experience with CARICOM

    Singapore has said it is happy to share its development experience with the Caribbean Community, as the country’s second Ambassador to CARICOM  was accredited Wednesday. Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque accepted the Letters of Credence of Her Excellency Karen Tan, Plenipotentiary Representative of Singapore to CARICOM, at the Secretariat’s Headquarters in Georgetown Guyana. Ambassador Tan said her appointment represented Singapore’s commitment…

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  • Photo of St. Kitts and Nevis joins other CARICOM Member States in observing Caribbean Statistics Day 2018

    St. Kitts and Nevis joins other CARICOM Member States in observing Caribbean Statistics Day 2018

    (SKNIS): Staff from the Department of Statistics in St. Kitts and Nevis used Caribbean Statistics Day (CSD), observed on October 15 under the theme: “Building Resilience of the Caribbean Community”, to engage in a one-day retreat aimed at increasing efficiency and enhancing the working environment.   “The idea is to promote the use of statistics and heighten the interest of…

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  • Photo of United States, Belize Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

    United States, Belize Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

    (US Department of State Press Release)Today the United States and Belize signed a new Air Transport Agreement. This Open Skies Agreement expands the two countries’ already strong commercial and economic ties by facilitating greater air travel and commerce. It will benefit airlines, travelers, businesses, shippers, airports, and localities by permitting unrestricted reciprocal market access for passenger and all-cargo airlines to…

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