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  • Photo of CCC Committed to Competitive Markets, Consumer Protection in CARICOM During COVID-19

    CCC Committed to Competitive Markets, Consumer Protection in CARICOM During COVID-19

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for the small economies of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). With Member States closing borders, recommending social distancing and closure of main economic activities such as dining out, “staycations” and other community gatherings, it is fair to say that COVID – 19  has not only impacted the very social fabric of Member States,…

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  • Photo of Member States to Boost Food Production To Lessen COVID-19 Impact

    Member States to Boost Food Production To Lessen COVID-19 Impact

    While there are adequate supplies of food in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) now, the Region should galvanise local production to meet future demands. This was one of the recommendations contained in a framework document that Ministers of Agriculture have accepted in principle to deal with the availability and accessibility of food in CARICOM as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The Agriculture Ministers and…

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  • Photo of Barbados Youth Leaders Participate In National Consultations On Development Of 2020 CARICOM Strategic Plan

    Barbados Youth Leaders Participate In National Consultations On Development Of 2020 CARICOM Strategic Plan

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados, on Tuesday, 10 March 2020, hosted youth leaders to provide input for the development of the Results-focused Community Strategic Plan 2020. The specially convened national consultation brought together youth leaders from the secondary level of the country’s education system; the University of the West Indies; Barbados’ CARICOM Youth Ambassadors, Chad…

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  • Photo of Barbados hosts national consultation to inform development of CARICOM’s 2020 Strategic Plan

    Barbados hosts national consultation to inform development of CARICOM’s 2020 Strategic Plan

    Energy independence and food security were among the new and emerging issues identified at a consultation to inform the development of the Caribbean Community(CARICOM) Results Focused Strategic Plan 2020. The consultation with stakeholders from the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, included persons with disabilities, the University of the West Indies, labour organisations, non-governmental organisations and civil society organisations, was held…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Agri Ministers Meet To Craft COVID-19 Food Security Position

    CARICOM Agri Ministers Meet To Craft COVID-19 Food Security Position

    As countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) intensify safety measures in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, CARICOM Ministers of Agriculture meet 19 March 2020 to chart a food and nutrition security and availability response. The Ministers will hold a via videoconference anchored at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana beginning at 10am (Eastern). The CARICOM Secretariat…

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  • Photo of CARICOM High Level Team arrives in Guyana to supervise Elections Recount

    CARICOM High Level Team arrives in Guyana to supervise Elections Recount

    A CARICOM High Level Team is now in Guyana to supervise the re-counting of ballots from the country’s 2 March 2020 Elections. CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, on Saturday announced that Guyana’s President Mr David Granger had requested that the Caribbean Community field an Independent High-Level Team to supervise the recounting of the ballots in all Regions,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Prime Ministers to make post-Elections visit to Guyana

    CARICOM Prime Ministers to make post-Elections visit to Guyana

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will lead a delegation of regional Prime Ministers on a special two-day mission to Guyana, starting tomorrow March 11. The chairman of CARICOM will be joined by Prime Ministers Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica, Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Keith Mitchell of Grenada. In an effort to ease tension in the country…

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  • Photo of Action Committee on Food and Nutrition Security holds inception meeting

    Action Committee on Food and Nutrition Security holds inception meeting

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has established an Action Committee on Food and Nutrition Security which held its first meeting on Tuesday, 3 March, via video conference that was anchored at the CARICOM Secretariat. The CARICOM Action Committee on Food and Nutrition Security (CACFNS) will share best practices and resources through effective interaction, communication, enhanced synergies and capacity-building in Member States.…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Transport Minister signs CASSOS Headquarters Agreement

    Jamaica Transport Minister signs CASSOS Headquarters Agreement

    Jamaica Minister of Transportation, the Hon. Robert Montague has signed the Headquarters Agreement of the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS), a Community Institution. Minister Montague signed the Agreement at the 25th Meeting of the Board of Directors of CASSOS at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on 21 February 2020. The Agreement formalises the decision of the Conference of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair To Host Meeting On COVID-19

    CARICOM Chair To Host Meeting On COVID-19

    Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, will host a special meeting in Barbados tomorrow, Sunday, March 1, to discuss ways of protecting the region from COVID-19. The meeting will take place in the Frangipani room at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, beginning at 12 noon. It will bring together some Heads of Government, Caribbean Ministers…

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