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  • Photo of Bahamas Elections reflect will of the people: Preliminary Statement, CARICOM Election Observation Mission

    Bahamas Elections reflect will of the people: Preliminary Statement, CARICOM Election Observation Mission

    The CARICOM Election Observation Mission to the General Elections in The Bahamas on Thursday has declared that the elections reflect the will of the people. The Mission issued its Preliminary Statement on Friday which said voters were able to cast their ballots without intimidation or fear. Bahamians voted for a change of government, electing the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), headed…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Dr Carla Barnett  on the occasion of  Caribbean Wellness Day 2021, 11 September 2021

    Statement by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Dr Carla Barnett on the occasion of Caribbean Wellness Day 2021, 11 September 2021

    This year marks 14 years since the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been observing Caribbean Wellness Day. This is in keeping with the 2007 Port-of-Spain Declaration “Stop the Epidemic of Chronic Non-communicable Diseases” which was issued by the Heads of Government following their historic Summit on the issue. In 2020, it was decided that ‘Power Through Collective Action’, would be the…

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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 CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 59th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 59th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago on the country’s fifty-ninth anniversary of Independence which it celebrates on 31 August 2021. In a congratulatory message to Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett also praised the commitment of the Government and People to regional integration. Here is…

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  • Photo of SG commits to building a strong partnership with Youths, in first public engagement

    SG commits to building a strong partnership with Youths, in first public engagement

    New CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett’s first public appearance since her Installation has been with the Region’s Youth. Dr Barnett presented remarks at the Opening Ceremony of a CARICOM Youth Ambassadors’ Orientation Programme on Thursday 26 August 2021. See her full remarks below: Representatives of International Organisations;Members of the Diplomatic Corps;Directors of Youth of CARICOM Member States;Members of the Executive…

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  • Photo of ‘I am here to serve’ – CARICOM Secretary-General Dr. Carla Barnett

    ‘I am here to serve’ – CARICOM Secretary-General Dr. Carla Barnett

    Address by Dr. Carla Barnett on the occasion of her installation as Eighth Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community It is with great pride and a deep sense of humility that I take this seat as the 8th Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community today. Let me express my appreciation to you, Mr. Chairman, and your colleague Heads of Government for the trust…

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  • Photo of Guyana rolls back freight charges to pre-pandemic levels:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Guyana rolls back freight charges to pre-pandemic levels: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Effective August 1, 2021, Guyana by statute reduced freight charges to pre-pandemic levels (March 31, 2020) in the calculation of customs duties, excise taxes, and input VAT on goods imported. This facility however expires on January 31, 2022. This was occasioned by marked increase in shipping costs from some countries, moving from an average of US$2,500 to as much as…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the Earthquake in Haiti on 14 August 2021

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the Earthquake in Haiti on 14 August 2021

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened at reports of loss of life and significant damage in Haiti following a major earthquake on Saturday, 14 August. The Chairman of CARICOM, the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda has held discussions with the Prime Minister of Haiti, the Honourable Ariel Henry and has assured him that CARICOM stands…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG turns sod for new Official Residence

    CARICOM SG turns sod for new Official Residence

    In his last official public activity, outgoing CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday joined the Prime Minister of Guyana, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips, at a sod-turning ceremony for an official residence for the CARICOM  Secretary-General.    CARICOM Secretariat and Guyana Government officials join Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (3rd left) and Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips (4th left) for…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Ambassadors Underscore Value of Regional Integration at Flag-Raising Ceremony

    CARICOM Ambassadors Underscore Value of Regional Integration at Flag-Raising Ceremony

    (St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service Press Release) The value of regional integration as promoted by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was celebrated on Friday, July 30, 2021, with a Flag Raising Ceremony at the National Heroes Park in Conaree, St. Kitts. The ceremony was organised by the Ministry of International Trade in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, the Regional…

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