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  • Photo of Keynote Address by Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the UNGA Side Event: “COVID-19 and the SCLAN Pillars: Impact and Solutions”

    Keynote Address by Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the UNGA Side Event: “COVID-19 and the SCLAN Pillars: Impact and Solutions”

    Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett presented the Keynote Address to the United Nations General Assembly Side-Event “COVID-19 and the SCLAN Pillars: Impact and Solutions, on Thursday 23 September 2021. Here is the Secretary-General’s address: Your Excellency Mrs. Rossana Briceño, Spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize, Special Envoy for the Development of Families and Children, and Vice-Chair of SCLAN; All Members…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet US Deputy Secretary of State – Vaccines, Climate Change issues raised

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet US Deputy Secretary of State – Vaccines, Climate Change issues raised

    Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) impressed upon United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman the urgency for the delivery of the second tranche of donations of Pfizer vaccines from the US. The Ministers and Ms Sherman along with Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Brian Nichols held a virtual dialogue on Tuesday 21 September…

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  • Photo of Congratulations to Belize on its 40th Independence Anniversary

    Congratulations to Belize on its 40th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Belize on its 40th Anniversary of Independence, which it celebrates on Tuesday 21 September under the theme “Belize at 40: Hopeful Hearts, Steady hands, Together We Rise.” Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett in a congratulatory message to Belize Prime Minister Mr. Juan Antonio Briceño, lauded the Government’s commitment to the Community’s most pressing priorities, including…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates the newly elected Prime Minister of The Bahamas

    CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates the newly elected Prime Minister of The Bahamas

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has congratulated newly elected Prime Minister of The Bahamas Mr Phillip Davis and his Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on their resounding victory in the General Elections of 16 September 2021. The Secretary-General said she looks forward to welcoming the new Prime Minister as he takes his place within the Conference of Heads of Government of…

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  • Photo of Bahamians vote today in General Elections;  CARICOM Observers monitoring polling day

    Bahamians vote today in General Elections; CARICOM Observers monitoring polling day

    Bahamians are voting in General Elections today, Thursday 16 September 2021. The incumbent Free National Movement (FNM) of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and the main opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) headed by opposition Leader Phillip Davis are both fielding full slates of 39 candidates.  The smaller Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is fielding 20 and there is a Coalition of…

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  • Photo of Communique issued at the conclusion of the sixteenth Special Emergency Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, via videoconference, 13 September 2021

    Communique issued at the conclusion of the sixteenth Special Emergency Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, via videoconference, 13 September 2021

    The Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met virtually on Monday 13 September at its 16th Special Emergency Meeting to consider a regional response to the recent surge in infections, hospitalisations and deaths due to the COVID-19 virus across the Community. The Heads of Government expressed deep concern at the increase with more than 100,000 new…

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  • Photo of CARICOM to mount Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas

    CARICOM to mount Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas

    At the invitation of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be fielding a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in that country on Thursday, 16 September 2021. The six-member Mission will be headed by Mr. Ian S. Hughes, Assistant to the Supervisor of Elections and Human Resource…

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  • Photo of VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF THE CARICOM DIGITAL SKILLS TASK FORCE

    VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF THE CARICOM DIGITAL SKILLS TASK FORCE

    Wednesday, 15 September 20219:30am – 10:30 am InterludeCARICOM Song OPENING SESSION WelcomeChair: Ms. Jennifer BrittonDeputy Programme ManagerICT for Development, CARICOM Secretariat Opening RemarksDr. Carla BarnettSecretary General, CARICOM International and Regional Perspectives on Digital Skills Dr. Susan TeltscherHead, Capacity & Digital Skills DevelopmentInternational Telecommunications Union (ITU) Ms. Karine SonigoDigitalization SpecialistInternational Labour Organization (ILO) Mr. Wayne ChenPresidentCaribbean Employers’ Confederation Creative Performance Master Christin…

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  • Photo of First CARICOM-Africa Summit to be held 7 September

    First CARICOM-Africa Summit to be held 7 September

    History will be made on 7 September 2021, when the inaugural CARICOM-Africa Summit is held. Kenya will host the virtual event under the theme ‘Unity Across Continents and Oceans: Opportunities for Deepening Integration’. His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, will chair the Summit. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta will chair the Summit Plans for Kenya to host a CARICOM and…

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  • Photo of SG Accredits new UK Ambassador to CARICOM

    SG Accredits new UK Ambassador to CARICOM

    Climate Change and Covid-19 were the main issues discussed as Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Her Excellency Carla Barnett accepted the credentials of the new Ambassador of the United Kingdom to CARICOM Her Excellency Jane Miller. During the accreditation ceremony at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Georgetown, Guyana Headquarters they both agreed on the critical importance to the Region and the…

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