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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Suriname on 45th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Suriname on 45th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of the Republic of Suriname on the country’s Forty-Fifth Anniversary of Independence, to be celebrated  on 25 November 2020. “The diligence, unity, creativity and innovation of the people of Suriname have been key to the continued development of the nation,” CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said in his congratulatory message…

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  • Photo of S&P lauds Barbados’ post-COVID economic performance:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    S&P lauds Barbados’ post-COVID economic performance: CARICOM BUSINESS

    International ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has maintained its long and short-term credit ratings of B-/B with a stable outlook for the Barbados economy. “The stable outlook reflects our view that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a significant impact on Barbados’ economy and that the recovery will be more subdued than anticipated,” S&P said. The ratings agency pointed out…

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  • Photo of Arrival Statement: CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Belize

    Arrival Statement: CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Belize

    The CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Belize has been meeting with various stakeholders ahead of the General Elections scheduled for 11 November 2020. The six-member Mission, headed by Ms Jeannette Charles of Antigua and Barbuda, includes electoral officials from various Member States with extensive experience conducting international observation missions. The Mission which began arriving in Belize on 7 November, issued…

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  • Photo of Special Topic Statistical Bulletin – COVID-19: Issue 33

    Special Topic Statistical Bulletin – COVID-19: Issue 33

    The Special Topic Statistical Bulletin on COVID-19 in CARICOM Countries, Issue 33, provides an update of the trajectory of the COVID-19 in the CARICOM Region up to 6 November 2020. The Bulletin provides information on the pattern of the disease of the total number of confirmed cases, new cases and deaths for each country and the total for CARICOM. The…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates President-Elect Biden

    CARICOM congratulates President-Elect Biden

    CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) DR THE HONOURABLE RALPH GONSALVES PRIME MINISTER OF ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES TO THE PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE UNITED STATES JOSEPH R BIDEN Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) congratulate the President-elect of the United States, Mr Joseph Biden, on his victory in the elections of 2 November. The…

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  • Photo of Arrival Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to SVG

    Arrival Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to SVG

    CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES GENERAL ELECTIONS, 5 NOVEMBER 2020 ARRIVAL STATEMENT By way of letter dated 7 October 2020, the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines invited the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to field a mission to observe the General Elections which will be held on 5 November 2020. In response, a…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Mounts Election Observation Mission to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    CARICOM Mounts Election Observation Mission to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has mounted a six-person Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Thursday, 5 November 2020. The Mission is headed by Mr Anthonyson King, a member of the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission. The other members of the Mission include experts in Electoral Management and Administration and persons with…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Dominica on its 42nd Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Dominica on its 42nd Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of the Commonwealth of Dominica on the country’s Forty-Second Anniversary as an independent nation. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, pointed to the great fortitude and resilience demonstrated by the Government and People in rebuilding Dominica after the devastating effects of natural…

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  • Photo of IMF to augment EFF facility for Barbados by US$66 million:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    IMF to augment EFF facility for Barbados by US$66 million: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The IMF has announced that all quantitative targets for endSeptember under the Extend Fund Facility (EFF) with Barbados were met. It further advised that the programme target for Net International Reserves was met by a wide margin exceeding US$1 billion. Those were the findings of the virtual EFF review mission between October 26 – 30, 2020. Barbados is now targeting…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Antigua/Barbuda on its 39th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Antigua/Barbuda on its 39th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Antigua and Barbuda on its thirty-ninth Anniversary of Independence, to be observed on 1 November 2020 under the theme ‘One Purpose, One Vision, One Nation’. “Antigua and Barbuda has made remarkable progress in those 39 years, which is the result of hard work by a resolute people in their quest for growth, sustainable development…

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