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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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  • Photo of Happy 42nd Independence Anniversary SVG

    Happy 42nd Independence Anniversary SVG

    CARICOM SG applauds ‘strength of character’, as Vincentians celebrate 42nd Independence Anniversary CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has congratulated the Government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Forty-Two years as an independent nation, noting that the resilience displayed in overcoming the recent traumatic  volcanic eruption in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is a fine example of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Chile agree to further strengthen their technical cooperation

    CARICOM and Chile agree to further strengthen their technical cooperation

    The Caribbean Community and Chile have agreed on a programme of activities for the next year as they seek to further strengthen their technical cooperation. Representatives of the CARICOM Secretariat and the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation discussed the ongoing CARICOM-Chile Technical Cooperation Programme at a recent meeting at the Secretariat’s Headquarters  in Georgetown, Guyana. The Meeting issued the following…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SECRETARIAT VACCINE POLICY STATEMENT

    CARICOM SECRETARIAT VACCINE POLICY STATEMENT

    The CARICOM Secretariat has instituted measures as of 1 October, 2021 with respect to access to its offices across the Region in order to provide a safe working environment for its staff, in keeping with attempts to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus. These measures include proof of vaccination for staff members and all persons seeking to enter our…

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  • Photo of Debt reduction for developing countries must be part of response to post COVID-19 economic situation:  CARICOM SG to UNCTAD XV

    Debt reduction for developing countries must be part of response to post COVID-19 economic situation: CARICOM SG to UNCTAD XV

    An effective response to the post Covid-19 economic situation must include significant and broad debt reduction for all developing countries, including vulnerable middle to high income states. This was one of the prescriptions put forward by CARICOM Secretary-General Her Excellency Carla Barnett as she participated in a panel discussion during the World Leaders Summit Dialogue on Inequality at UNCTAD XV…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General arrives in Barbados for UNCTAD XV

    CARICOM Secretary-General arrives in Barbados for UNCTAD XV

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr Carla Barnett has arrived Barbados for UNCTAD XV – the fifteenth Session of the UN Conference on Trade and Development to be held from the 3-7 October, 2021. The Secretary-General was welcomed by Barbados Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Honourable Dr. Jerome X. Walcott and His Excellency Chad Blackman, Ambassador and Permanent Representative…

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  • Photo of Amidst rating downgrade, Bahamas set to grow by 8% in 2021: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Amidst rating downgrade, Bahamas set to grow by 8% in 2021: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The US-based rating agency Moody’s downgraded the sovereign creditworthiness of The Bahamas slashed the country’s long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings to ‘Ba3’ from ‘Ba2, a day after the general election. Moody’s, in maintaining a “negative outlook” on The Bahamas, justified the downgrade by saying “the downgrade to Ba3 reflects the significant erosion of The Bahamas’ economic and fiscal strength”…

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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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