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  • Photo of CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission for St. Kitts and Nevis General Elections

    CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission for St. Kitts and Nevis General Elections

    At the invitation of the Government of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has fielded a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in that country on Friday, 5 June 2020. The three-member Mission will be headed by Mr. Gasper Jean Baptiste, Chief Elections Officer of Saint Lucia, who has…

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  • Photo of St. Kitts And Nevis Prison is Better Equip to Prevent COVID-19: CARICOM IMPACS And The United Kingdom Provide Support To Regional Prisons

    St. Kitts And Nevis Prison is Better Equip to Prevent COVID-19: CARICOM IMPACS And The United Kingdom Provide Support To Regional Prisons

    The CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) is stepping up donations of basic sanitation supplies and other COVID related supplies to prisons and correctional facilities in twelve (12) CARICOM Member States affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. An air shipment of the sanitation supplies arrived in St. Kitts today. The supplies included infrared thermometers, as well as cleaning products…

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  • Photo of Second Digital Dialogue Focuses on Work, Opportunities in Post-COVID Caribbean
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    Second Digital Dialogue Focuses on Work, Opportunities in Post-COVID Caribbean

    Following the hugely successful inaugural CARICOM Digital Dialogue, the CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership will host another regional virtual session on 27 May 2020. For this discussion that begins at 10 am and concludes at 1pm, business leader, and author, Mr. Wayne Christopher Chen, LLB, JP, will be the featured speaker. The topic, ‘Jobs, work and opportunities in the post-COVID…

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  • Photo of Solidarity in Action – Health, Security working to protect Frontline Workers in COVID-19 Response
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    Solidarity in Action – Health, Security working to protect Frontline Workers in COVID-19 Response

    (CARPHA and IMPACS Joint StatementPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 15 May 2020)   The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) both members of the CARICOM Security Cluster; and part of the coordinated regional response to COVID-19 recently delivered a virtual training session for frontline security officers on measures to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM looking to Creatives For Input, Ideas to Bolster Post COVID-19 Resilience

    CARICOM looking to Creatives For Input, Ideas to Bolster Post COVID-19 Resilience

    Assistant Secretary General in charge of Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Douglas Slater, told regional culture stakeholders from government and the artistic community that their input and ideas were crucial to post COVID-19 resilience. He was speaking at the beginning of the ‘First Regional Dialogue on Culture in a COVID-19 Environment’ which was held virtually on…

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  • Photo of CARDI unveils comprehensive plan to strengthen regional agri – food chains in wake of COVID-19 crisis
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    CARDI unveils comprehensive plan to strengthen regional agri – food chains in wake of COVID-19 crisis

    (Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, 30 April, 2020, Trinidad and Tobago) – The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted agriculture value chains, threatening food security and upending livelihoods of millions of people around the globe. Up to April 24, 2020 there were collectively more than 1,000 confirmed cases in the CARICOM region. To contain the virus and safeguard the livelihoods of…

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  • Photo of Webinar on Enabling agricultural investment in Caribbean for effective response, post-COVID-19 recovery
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    Webinar on Enabling agricultural investment in Caribbean for effective response, post-COVID-19 recovery

    The FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean has taken the task to coordinate and carry out a series of discussions, through online conferences, focused on the effects of COVID-19 on the agri-food system.The fifth webinar of the FAO-COVID-19 and Food Systems Series, co-organized with the strategic collaboration of the CARICOM Secretariat, will focus on “Enabling agricultural investment…

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  • Photo of REGIONAL DISTILLERIES JOIN IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19
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    REGIONAL DISTILLERIES JOIN IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

    Bridgetown, Barbados – 22 April 2020: As the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, CARICOM rum producers have modified their production lines to play their part by producing alcohol and hand sanitiser and making donations of sanitation products. Across the Caribbean, contributions have been made to governments, institutions, and frontline healthcare workers and to support local communities impacted by…

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  • Photo of IICA will assist the Caribbean to boost trade in goods and agricultural information exchange

    IICA will assist the Caribbean to boost trade in goods and agricultural information exchange

    -as well as to strengthen food security San Jose, 20 April 2020 (IICA). Thirteen Caribbean Ministers of Agriculture participated in a videoconference with the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), in which they discussed strategies to bolster agricultural activity and to safeguard the food supply amidst the ongoing health crisis, in a region that relies heavily…

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  • Photo of CDB makes US$140M available to counter COVID-19 pandemic, other disasters
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    CDB makes US$140M available to counter COVID-19 pandemic, other disasters

    (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) met this week and approved up to US$140 million to be used by the Bank’s Borrowing Member Countries to tackle the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and other shocks to their economy. “The economic and social shock of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be severe…

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