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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Barbados Prime Minister

    CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Barbados Prime Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has congratulated the Prime Minister of Barbados Hon Mia Mottley on her resounding triumph in the General Elections of 19 January. Here is the Secretary-General’s congratulatory message: “Honourable Prime Minister, On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I offer my sincere congratulations to you and the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on your resounding victory in…

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  • Photo of President of Guyana to headline solar energy project handover ceremony at CARICOM Secretariat

    President of Guyana to headline solar energy project handover ceremony at CARICOM Secretariat

    A ceremony to hand over the Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Plant with Battery and Building Energy Management Systems at the CARICOM Secretariat will be held on Tuesday, 11 January 2022, from 1:00 p.m. Guyana time. President of Guyana, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony which will also be livestreamed on Facebook and…

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  • Photo of New Year Statement by the Chairman  of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Honourable JOHN BRICEÑO Prime Minister of Belize

    New Year Statement by the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Honourable JOHN BRICEÑO Prime Minister of Belize

    A Happy New Year to all, as we usher in 2022 with hope and optimism. The past two years have seen all plans affected by the COVID-19 virus which has caused profound social and economic turmoil. The prospects for our recovery hinge on the urgent acceleration  of vaccinations, which remains alarmingly low in our Community. Further delay in equitable access…

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  • Photo of Statement by CARICOM Secretary-General on Death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    Statement by CARICOM Secretary-General on Death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is profoundly saddened by the death of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa. Archbishop Tutu’s strong moral voice was a very significant factor in the successful struggle against the brutal racist policy of apartheid in his homeland. His compassionate leadership of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission during the sensitive transition period that followed the…

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  • Photo of End of Year Message  from the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr Carla N. Barnett

    End of Year Message from the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr Carla N. Barnett

    The joy of this festive period is once again tempered by the continuing onslaught of the  COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the year, our immediate concern has been how best to secure lives and livelihoods in our Member States, as the virus’ lingering presence slows the recovery of the economic and social well-being of the people of our Community. The primary focus has…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat participates in International Meeting on support for Haiti

    CARICOM Secretariat participates in International Meeting on support for Haiti

    The Caribbean Community Secretariat was among the countries and international organisations invited by the US administration to the International Partners Meeting on Haiti held by videoconference on 17 December 2021. The meeting sought to gain a sense of what support could be provided by the international community to help Haiti which at present is mired in a multifaceted crisis. The…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the Gas Tanker Explosion in Haiti on 14 December

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the Gas Tanker Explosion in Haiti on 14 December

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened by the death of more than 60 people following the explosion of a fuel tanker in Cap Haitien, Haiti, on Tuesday, 14 December 2021. The tragedy of this horrific accident is compounded by the severe injuries to dozens of persons/people, and the destruction of adjacent homes and properties. The Community shares the grief…

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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 Secretary-General pays First Official Visit to Caribbean Development Bank

    CARICOM Secretary-General pays First Official Visit to Caribbean Development Bank

    December 3, 2021, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, Dr Carla Barnett paid her first official visit today to the Caribbean Development Bank since her appointment last August. The visit to the Bank’s headquarters was a return to familiar ground for the Secretary General, who previously served as Country Economist at CDB between 1989 to 1990 and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Salutes Barbados as the country embarks on new path

    CARICOM Salutes Barbados as the country embarks on new path

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Barbados on the country’s Fifty-Fifth Anniversary of Independence and its transition to Republican status. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett’s congratulatory message to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said the theme for the Celebration “Rebuilding A Nation, Embracing Our Heritage” was most apt given that Barbados has chosen this moment…

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