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  • Photo of Inaugural Meeting of the  CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’  Group to be held on 13 JANUARY 2021

    Inaugural Meeting of the CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’ Group to be held on 13 JANUARY 2021

    At the invitation of the Government of Canada, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet with their Canadian counterpart, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, during the Inaugural Meeting of the CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’ Group which will  be held virtually, on 13 January 2021. Under the co-chairmanship of His Excellency Dr Claude…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat team holds talks with visiting Canadian Officials

    CARICOM Secretariat team holds talks with visiting Canadian Officials

    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan and other Officials of the CARICOM Secretariat met on Tuesday with a visiting team from Canada headed by Mr Tarik Khan, the Director-General, Central America and the Caribbean at Global Affairs Canada and including Mr Benoit-Pierre Laramee, Senior Director of Canada’s Caribbean Regional Development Programme and HE Ms Lilian Chatterjee, Canada’s…

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  • Photo of ‘Sadness mixed with revulsion’ – CARICOM SG to Canada’s Prime Minister on Toronto tragic incident

    ‘Sadness mixed with revulsion’ – CARICOM SG to Canada’s Prime Minister on Toronto tragic incident

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has sent a message of condolence to the Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Justin Trudeau, following the tragic incident in Toronto on Monday which left at least 10 people dead and several others injured. “It is with great sadness mixed with revulsion that I, and the entire Caribbean Community, have reacted to the horror of…

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  • Photo of Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

    Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

    Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected women and men for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference New York, 21 November 2017 – In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised…

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  • Photo of Canada commits to CARICOM-UN Pledging Conference for hurricane ravaged countries

    Canada commits to CARICOM-UN Pledging Conference for hurricane ravaged countries

    Canada has confirmed its participation in the upcoming CARICOM-UN Pledging Conference for the CARICOM countries devastated by the two recent Category Five Hurricanes, Irma and Maria. New Canadian Ambassador to CARICOM Her Excellency Lilian Chatterjee made the commitment while presenting her Credentials to CARICOM Secretary-General General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday. CARICOM, with the help of the United Nations Development…

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  • Photo of Canada sending large contingent to CARIFESTA XIII

    Canada sending large contingent to CARIFESTA XIII

    More than 66 artists, spearheaded by the Canadian-Caribbean Arts Network (C-CAN), are heading to Barbados for CARIFESTA XIII which opens later this week, the TorontoCaribbean media outfit has reported. “I am still pinching myself because at one point in time I had given up hope that it would ever happen,” confessed Rhoma Spencer, Artistic Director of C-CAN as she sat down for…

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  • UPDATE-TRINIDAD-MIGRATION- Fleeing members of Canadian Orthodox Jewish sect could be sent home

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Immigration authorities in Trinidad and Tobago say they have been advised to pursue the decision of having members of an othordox Hasdic Jewish group, Lev Tahor, returned to Canada instead of allowing them to fly on to Guatemala. A statement issued by the Ministry of National Security Thursday, said that the group which includes…

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  • At Mining Day forum in Canada …Minister Gopaul sells Guyana as country with immense mining potential

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Chronicle – GUYANA is open for business and its mining sector holds vast potential for investors, declared Labour Minister, Dr. Nanda K. Gopaul, as he delivered remarks at the Guyana Mining Day at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada. Minister Gopaul conveyed greetings from His Excellency, President Ramotar,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Canada Assist Suriname to Incorporate Regional Integration and the CSME into School Curricula

    CARICOM and Canada Assist Suriname to Incorporate Regional Integration and the CSME into School Curricula

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Approximately four hundred teachers in Suriname will be trained on the operations of the Caribbean Community and CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The sessions begin on Monday 3 March, 2014 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Paramaribo and will run until 24 March, 2014. The activity in Suriname falls under the CARICOM Trade…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary General commends Canada as an exemplary global leader in development assistance

    CARICOM Secretary General commends Canada as an exemplary global leader in development assistance

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Secretary General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday commended Canada for its role as an exemplary global leader in development assistance. Ambassador LaRocque was speaking during an accreditation ceremony where the newly appointed Ambassador to CARICOM from Canada Her Excellency Nicole Giles presented her credentials at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown…

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