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  • Photo of CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Saint Lucia General Elections, 26 July 2021 –  Preliminary Statement

    CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Saint Lucia General Elections, 26 July 2021 – Preliminary Statement

    At the invitation of the Honourable Allen M. Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), His Excellency Irwin LaRocque mounted a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the conduct of the General Elections which was held in Saint Lucia on 26 July 2021. The Advance Team comprising the Chief of Mission and the CARICOM…

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  • Photo of Saint Lucians vote for change

    Saint Lucians vote for change

    Saint Lucians voted for a change of government in General Elections on Monday 26 July 2021. The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), led for the first time by Phillip J. Pierre, captured 13 of the 17 seats at stake, according to the preliminary results issued by the Saint Lucia Electoral Department. The incumbent United Workers Party (UWP) of Prime…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Observation Mission monitoring today’s General Elections in Saint Lucia

    CARICOM Observation Mission monitoring today’s General Elections in Saint Lucia

    A CARICOM Election Observation Mission is monitoring the General Elections in Saint Lucia, today Monday 26 July 2021. The Mission is today observing the Election Day activities including the opening of the polls through to the tabulation and announcement of the results. Since its arrival in Saint Lucia, the Mission has held meetings with key stakeholders, including representatives of the…

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  • Photo of Elections Day in Saint Lucia

    Elections Day in Saint Lucia

    Saint Lucians are voting in General Elections today Monday 26 July 2021. Three political parties and four independent candidates are facing the electorate of about 160,000 registered voters. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is again leading his United Workers Party (UWP) into today’s polls; Opposition Leader Phillip J Pierre is leading the main opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party; and Mr Andre…

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  • Photo of THE CARICOM YOUTH AMBASSADOR CORPS WELCOMES  THE NEW DEAN, 2021-2022

    THE CARICOM YOUTH AMBASSADOR CORPS WELCOMES THE NEW DEAN, 2021-2022

    The CARICOM Youth Ambassador (CYA) Corps is pleased to welcome its new Dean, Ms. Renee Atwell, CYA from Trinidad and Tobago. Ms. Reneé Atwell is an Attorney-at-Law and an advocate of a rehabilitative approach to juvenile justice and achieving SDG Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Ms. Atwell is passionate about law, regional integration and youth development. In her…

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  • Photo of Best wishes at the Olympics – CARICOM Chairman

    Best wishes at the Olympics – CARICOM Chairman

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of  Antigua and Barbuda has extended best wishes to the Caribbean athletes participating in the Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan. More than one hundred and fifty Caribbean athletes are taking part in the games which run from 23 July to 8 August. Here is the Link to the CARICOM Chairman’s message:

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  • Photo of Secretary-General’s remarks Opening Session of the 11th Meeting between CARICOM, its Institutions and the UN System

    Secretary-General’s remarks Opening Session of the 11th Meeting between CARICOM, its Institutions and the UN System

    OPENING REMARKS BY Ambassador Irwin Larocque Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community AT The ELEVENTH GENERAL MEETING OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY, ITS ASSOCIATED INSTITUTIONS AND THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM VIRTUAL 21 JULY 2021 Your Excellency António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations; Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary-General for Foreign and Community Relations of the CARICOM Secretariat; Heads and Other Representatives of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) and Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) sign Memorandum of Understanding to foster greater cooperation in the areas of Climate Change and Clean Energy matters

    CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) and Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) sign Memorandum of Understanding to foster greater cooperation in the areas of Climate Change and Clean Energy matters

    July 13, 2021, Barbados – The CDF and the CCCCC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow both agencies to collaborate in and facilitate the implementation of activities geared towards reducing disparities between Member States participating in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) generally and in particular to jointly support the efforts of Member States to…

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  • Photo of GRENADA’S PRIME MINISTER SECURES ENDORSEMENT FOR PLAN OF ACTION TOWARDS REMOVAL OF ROAMING CHARGES IN CARICOM

    GRENADA’S PRIME MINISTER SECURES ENDORSEMENT FOR PLAN OF ACTION TOWARDS REMOVAL OF ROAMING CHARGES IN CARICOM

    Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable, Keith Mitchell, has secured the endorsement of regional leaders for the governance structure and timelines relative to the elimination of roaming charges within CARICOM. Dr. Mitchell provided an update on the initiative on Monday, during the Forty-Second Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community. In outlining the…

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  • Photo of Design recovery programme to revive economies, enhance resilience – CARICOM Secretary-General

    Design recovery programme to revive economies, enhance resilience – CARICOM Secretary-General

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said that the Region needed to design a post-pandemic recovery programme that would not only revive economies, but enhance resilience as well. Amb. LaRocque gave the advice on Monday, 5 July, during the opening of the Forty-Second Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. He was one of three speakers…

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