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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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  • 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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