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  • Photo of Momentum accelerating towards fulfilling Region’s agriculture potential and food security

    Momentum accelerating towards fulfilling Region’s agriculture potential and food security

    Raymond is passionate about farming. He is not one to simply plant a seed and expect it to grow, but he gets literally to the root of the science behind its growth. I met the young farmer and his family at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre in Georgetown, Guyana, during the CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Exposition that Guyana and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads Approve Enhanced Cooperation Protocol

    CARICOM Heads Approve Enhanced Cooperation Protocol

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government have adopted a Protocol which should create opportunities to further the principles, goals and objectives of the Community  through Enhanced Cooperation. The “Protocol to Amend the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas Establishing the Caribbean Community including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy to allow Enhanced Cooperation among Member States and to address Related Issues” was…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat revises Organisational Structure

    CARICOM Secretariat revises Organisational Structure

    The CARICOM Secretariat has revised its organisational structure to refocus the work of its Directorates and Offices in order to improve and strengthen its work processes. The Directorate of Trade and Economic Integration has been renamed the Directorate of Economic Integration, Innovation and Development (EIID).  This directorate now incorporates Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Climate Finance, Sustainable Development which will facilitate…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at 33rd Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, Belize, 1-2 March 2022

    Remarks by Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at 33rd Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, Belize, 1-2 March 2022

    Honourable John A. Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Outgoing Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community; Other Heads of Delegation; Heads…

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  • Photo of Special COTED on Agriculture held

    Special COTED on Agriculture held

    Lead Head of Govt with responsibility for agriculture in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet, H.E. Dr. Irfaan Ali, on Friday 4 February addressed a Special Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Agriculture. The meeting was held virtually, and was geared at receiving a report from the Special Ministerial Taskforce on Food Production and Food Security…

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  • Photo of CARICOM gender ministers meet ahead of global women’s conclave

    CARICOM gender ministers meet ahead of global women’s conclave

    Stakeholders in gender development in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are examining women and girls’ empowerment in the context of climate change, the environment and in disaster risk reduction, as CARICOM prepares its positions ahead of CSW 66. The Commission on the Status of Women, (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body, exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Consumer Food Choice Survey launched

    CARICOM Consumer Food Choice Survey launched

    The CARICOM Private Sector Organization (CPSO), along with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, and the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA), is pleased to announce the launch of the CARICOM Consumer Food Choice Survey on 2nd February 2022. The Survey is an important component of the Study – “CARICOM Impact Assessment Study: Determination of an Appropriate Front of Packaging Nutrition…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG to hold Year-End Press Conference

    CARICOM SG to hold Year-End Press Conference

    CARICOM Secretary-general Dr Carla Barnett will hold a Regional Year-End Press conference on Tuesday 14 December 2021 from 10:00 a.m. Eastern Caribbean Time. The Press Conference will be livestreamed on the CARICOM You Tube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/caricomorg and the CARICOM Face Book Page – https://www.facebook.com/caricom.org Media Representatives can register in advance  to participate in the Press Conference at: https://uwi.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArcu2trDsiHN1OK9fdKiN2tZ56_AxSvs4I

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Pacific Island Forum agree on need for more adaptation funding for Climate Change

    CARICOM and Pacific Island Forum agree on need for more adaptation funding for Climate Change

    Financing for adaptation to climate change was a major focus of discussions between the Secretaries General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) at COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland. At their meeting on Monday, CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett and her PIF counterpart Mr Henry Puna agreed on the urgency for the developed countries to fulfil…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’s new Deputy Secretary-General set to take up office

    CARICOM’s new Deputy Secretary-General set to take up office

    Dr Armstrong Alexis of Saint Lucia has been appointed as the new Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Dr Alexis takes up his post from 1 November 2021. Dr Alexis was previously at the United Nations Development Programme where he has had a distinguished career in the Caribbean, the Pacific and Africa rising to the level of Deputy Resident…

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