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  • Photo of Bahamas seeking to increase cruise passenger expenditure: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Bahamas seeking to increase cruise passenger expenditure: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Bahamas is targeting a $400m increase in annual passenger spending after data revealed more than 40% spent less than $50 in Nassau pre-COVID, thereby seeking to increase expenditure to $100 per head. According to the Ministry of Tourism in The Bahamas, data for 2019, the last full year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, revealed that 43% of cruise passengers…

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  • Photo of CELAC supports CARICOM call for Global Vaccine Summit

    CELAC supports CARICOM call for Global Vaccine Summit

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcomes the support of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for its call for a global summit to address urgently the issue of equitable access and distribution of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. CARICOM Chairman, Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago had written in January , on…

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  • Photo of Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum: Action Plan

    Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum: Action Plan

    Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum: Action Plan At the conclusion of the 10th UK-Caribbean Forum, held virtually on 18 March 2021, the Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom and Caribbean countries, welcoming the Communiqué signed at the Forum, also agreed on the following Action Plan for a two-year period up to 2023, when the next full Forum meeting is currently envisaged.  This…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE – Tenth United Kingdom-Caribbean Ministerial Forum

    COMMUNIQUE – Tenth United Kingdom-Caribbean Ministerial Forum

    TENTH UK-CARIBBEAN FORUM: COMMUNIQUÉ Introduction The Tenth United Kingdom-Caribbean Ministerial Forum was held virtually on 18 March 2021. The Governments of the United Kingdom and the Caribbean again reaffirmed their commitment to the Forum as an important vehicle for dialogue, partnership and cooperation, reflecting the special relationship that exists between the United Kingdom, the Caribbean States and the British Overseas…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates new Turks and Caicos Islands Premier

    CARICOM SG congratulates new Turks and Caicos Islands Premier

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated the Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands Hon Charles Washington Misick and his Progressive National Party (PNP) on their resounding victory in the Territory’s recent General Elections. The Secretary-General also commented the citizens of the Territory for their determination to participate in the polls despite the on-going challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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  • Photo of Statement by the  Caribbean Community on Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

    Statement by the Caribbean Community on Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is dissatisfied and deeply concerned about the inequitable access to vaccines for Small Developing States like those of the Community. CARICOM calls for equitable access to vaccines in order to curb the impact of the pandemic, to protect our citizens and bolster the economy.  As the virus does not discriminate, access to vaccines should not be…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community on  Commission of Inquiry in the British Virgin Islands

    Statement by the Caribbean Community on Commission of Inquiry in the British Virgin Islands

    Heads of Government received a letter from the Premier of the British Virgin Islands which apprised of the announcement on 18 January 2021 of a Commission of Inquiry (COI) “to establish whether there is evidence of corruption and abuse of office or other serious dishonesty” in the British Virgin Islands. The COI was ordered by the then sitting Governor. Heads…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community on Haiti

    Statement by the Caribbean Community on Haiti

    Heads of Government expressed their deep concern over the deteriorating political situation and the deepening public anxiety over citizen security in Haiti. They took note of the Report of the United Nations Secretary General of 11 February 2021 and of the comments therein on the political and governance issues. Heads of Government underlined the importance of respect for the rule…

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  • Photo of Opening Session – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government (VIDEO)

    Opening Session – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government (VIDEO)

    The Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, began today, Wednesday 24 February 2021 with Opening Remarks by: Secretary-General of CARICOM                – Ambassador Irwin LaRocqueOutgoing Chairman of CARICOM             – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the GrenadinesChairman of CARICOM                             – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago Here is a video recording…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government to meet this week

    CARICOM Heads of Government to meet this week

    The roll-out of COVID-19 Vaccines will be among major matters for deliberation when CARICOM Heads of Government hold their Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting, under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago,  on the 24-25 February 2021. Access to vaccines is regarded as crucial to curbing the spread of COVID-19 infections in the Region where many Member…

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