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  • Photo of Message From CARICOM Chairman On the 186th Anniversary Of The Abolition Of Slavery

    Message From CARICOM Chairman On the 186th Anniversary Of The Abolition Of Slavery

    THE 186th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN THE CARICOM MEMBER-COUNTRIES WHICH WERE COLONISED BY BRITAIN BY DR. THE HONOURABLE RALPH E. GONSALVES PRIME MINISTER OF ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) On August 1, 2020, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) commemorates the l86th  anniversary of the abolition of the enslavement of Africans in…

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  • Photo of Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in 2021

    Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in 2021

    Antigua and Barbuda has assured that it is still committed to hosting the fifteenth edition of CARIFESTA in 2021. Minister Daryll Matthew, Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festival and the Arts of Antigua and Barbuda gave this assurance while making brief remarks at the virtual opening of the Eighteenth Meeting of the Interim Festival Directorate (IFD), which was held by…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Covid-19 Response Agri-Food Plan
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    CARICOM Covid-19 Response Agri-Food Plan

    The Caribbean Community is committed to reducing its food import bill by at least 25% over the next five years. So says Mr. Joseph Cox, Assistant Secretary-General Trade and Economic Integration at the CARICOM Secretariat. The senior regional public servant recently opined that the Covid- 19 Pandemic has further highlighted the need to ensure affordable access to food and this…

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  • Photo of CARICOM countries receive COVID-19 essential medical supplies

    CARICOM countries receive COVID-19 essential medical supplies

    BGIS, Bridgetown – Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on Sunday accepted a donation of COVID-19 essential medical supplies for CARICOM countries, from the World Health Organization WHO/Jack Ma Foundation. And, she said the surgical and N95 masks would greatly assist the governments in protecting their frontline workers. Ms. Mottley made the comments at the Grantley Adams International Airport shortly…

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  • Photo of Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for Caribbean Frontline Medical Workers
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    Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for Caribbean Frontline Medical Workers

    (Caribbean Development Bank, July 23, 2020, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados) – Critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) is on its way to medical workers on the front lines of the Caribbean’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Yesterday, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) took delivery of the majority of US$3 million worth of PPE at the Port of…

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  • Photo of VIRTUAL SECURITY CONFERENCE 2020

    VIRTUAL SECURITY CONFERENCE 2020

    From 27 – 31 July 2020, CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) will host the first ever Virtual Security Conference in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), under the heading of ‘Securing Our Caribbean Community Within The Era Of Covid-19 and Beyond’. The crisis presented by coronavirus (COVID-19) is unprecedented in CARICOM. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Governments across…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Receives Medical Supplies from the People’s Republic of China
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    CARPHA Receives Medical Supplies from the People’s Republic of China

    The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) received medical supplies from the People’s Republic of China to help in the fight against COVID-19. As the follow-up to the special vice-ministerial meeting on COVID-19 via video link on 12 May, 2020, that China and nine Caribbean countries attended, China provides medical supplies respectively to participating countries as well as the CARICOM Secretariat,…

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  • Photo of Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    Overview On July 15th each year, the UNESCO-UNEVOC celebrates and recognizes World Youth Skills Day (WYSD). World Youth Skills Day is used to recognize the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship, and to highlight the crucial role of skilled youth in addressing current and future global challenges. The rapid global technological advancement…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Laboratory Achieves 100% Turnaround Time For All Diagnostic Tests
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    CARPHA Laboratory Achieves 100% Turnaround Time For All Diagnostic Tests

    In June 2020, the CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory (CMML) processed the largest number of samples – an unprecedented achievement in the history of the organisation.  The laboratory received a total of 3,250 samples, representing an average of more than 150 samples per business day. As the regional reference laboratory, the CMML continues to conduct tests for suspected COVID-19 cases for…

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  • Photo of Beckles calls for High-Level International Reparations Summit

    Beckles calls for High-Level International Reparations Summit

    Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), is calling for a reparations summit involving the governments of the Caribbean and of Europe and with representatives of their private corporations, universities and civil society organisations, to discuss their contributions to a development plan for the Caribbean. The three-day summit will discuss how to honour the historical debt…

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