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  • Photo of Co-Chairs’ Statement: 2022 Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group Meeting

    Co-Chairs’ Statement: 2022 Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group Meeting

    On April 1st, 2022, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration for Belize, and Chair of the Caribbean Community Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) co-chaired the 2022 Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group meeting, which was held virtually. Ministers reaffirmed the enduring value of the deep…

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  • Photo of Opening Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the Second Meeting of the CARICOM Canada Foreign Ministers Group, 1 April 2022

    Opening Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the Second Meeting of the CARICOM Canada Foreign Ministers Group, 1 April 2022

    Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada; Senator, the Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration of Belize, and Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR); Other Ministers and Heads of Delegations of CARICOM Member States; Senior Officials. I am pleased to see this Second Meeting of the CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’…

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  • Photo of Foreign Ministers of CARICOM and Canada to meet

    Foreign Ministers of CARICOM and Canada to meet

    The Foreign Ministers of CARICOM and Canada will meet virtually on Friday 1 April 2022, with the discussions  expected to centre on key issues of mutual interest including regional security and stability, multilateral cooperation, and building a resilient and sustainable economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday’s meeting will be cochaired by Hon Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General’s Remarks at the Ministerial Meeting of the International Partners of Haiti – 21 January 2022

    Secretary-General’s Remarks at the Ministerial Meeting of the International Partners of Haiti – 21 January 2022

    Foreign Minister of Canada Melanie Joly,Prime Minister Ariel HenryPrime Minister Ralph GonsalvesForeign Ministers and Representatives of the international partners of HaitiRepresentatives of International Institutions Greetings I welcome the invitation to participate in this timely and important meeting on Haiti, a Member State of our Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Let me first commend the Government of Canada for having taken the initiative…

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  • Photo of Opening Remarks by Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations to the Second Meeting of Senior Officials of the Dialogue between CARICOM and Canada,  10 December 2021

    Opening Remarks by Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations to the Second Meeting of Senior Officials of the Dialogue between CARICOM and Canada, 10 December 2021

    Co-ChairsSenior Officials of Canada and the Caribbean CommunityGood Morning It gives me immense pleasure to welcome the participants in the Second Meeting of Senior Officials of the Dialogue between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Canada.  Allow me to first  express our sincere appreciation to the Government of Canada for the logistical arrangements put in place for our meeting and, more…

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  • Photo of New Canadian Ambassador to CARICOM accredited, strengthening bonds of friendship

    New Canadian Ambassador to CARICOM accredited, strengthening bonds of friendship

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque this week accepted the Credentials of new Ambassador of Canada to CARICOM H.E. Mark Berman, saying the ceremony reflects the strong and enduring bonds of friendship between the two sides. Noting that development assistance and technical cooperation feature as important aspects of the relationship, the Secretary-General said the Caribbean Community has benefitted tremendously, particularly through…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Canadian Foreign Ministers to Meet

    CARICOM and Canadian Foreign Ministers to Meet

    The Foreign Ministers of CARICOM and Canada will meet virtually on Friday 19 February 2021, with the discussions  expected to centre on key issues of mutual interest including the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery, and climate resilience. Friday’s meeting will be cochaired by Hon Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, and Hon Eamon Courtenay, Minister of…

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  • Photo of SG’s Remarks – Accreditation of H.E. Mark Berman as Canada’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    SG’s Remarks – Accreditation of H.E. Mark Berman as Canada’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Remarks BY Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, SECRETARY-GENERAL of The CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) on THE occasion of THE PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS BY HIS EXCELLENCY MARK BERMAN, PLENPOTENTIARY REPRESENTIVE OF CANADA TO THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY GEORGETOWN, GUYANA Wednesday, 17 February 2021 Your Excellency Mark Berman, Plenipotentiary Representative of Canada to CARICOM; Ms. Jessica Teasdale, First Secretary (Development), Canadian High Commission; Ms. Janine Cocker,…

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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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