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  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Carla N. Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, at the opening ceremony of the Biodiversity Sub-Regional Dialogue and Workshop, 15 April 2024

    Remarks by Dr. Carla N. Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, at the opening ceremony of the Biodiversity Sub-Regional Dialogue and Workshop, 15 April 2024

    Honourable Vickram Bharrat, M.P., Minister of Natural Resources of Guyana; Representatives of Caribbean Governments; Representatives of Regional and International Organisations; Mr. Joseph Cox, Assistant Secretary General, Economic Integration, Innovation and Development and Other Members of Staff of the CARICOM Secretariat; Special Invitees; Distinguished Delegates; I am pleased to welcome you to Georgetown, Guyana, the home of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)…

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  • Photo of Field trials on the horizon for Sargassum-derived fertiliser

    Field trials on the horizon for Sargassum-derived fertiliser

    (Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—A multi-country mission to monitor progress with the regional Sargassum Products for Climate Resilience Project, funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has recently concluded. Representatives from the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited (PFR) met with key partners in Barbados,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, CAC sign Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Agriculture, Regional Trade

    CARICOM, CAC sign Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Agriculture, Regional Trade

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Central American Agricultural Council (CAC) have signed a cooperation agreement to improve agricultural development and strengthening agriculture trade ties between CARICOM and the Central American Integration System (SICA). Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, and Lucrecia Rodríguez Peñalba, Executive Secretary of CAC , SICA’s agricultural body, signed the agreement on 19 March 2024 at the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, CITES Secretariats raise awareness, build capacity on wildlife protection in Dominica and Grenada

    CARICOM, CITES Secretariats raise awareness, build capacity on wildlife protection in Dominica and Grenada

    Dominica and Grenada are now better equipped to manage and protect trade in wildlife following workshops the CARICOM Secretariat organised recently to ensure compliance with multilateral environmental agreements. The workshops provided technical support to develop national, legal framework and institutional guidelines to implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to which all…

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  • Photo of “My Health, My Right”: World Health Day 2024

    “My Health, My Right”: World Health Day 2024

    On 7 April, the world celebrates World Health Day to raise awareness and encourage action on global health issues. The theme for this year’s commemoration, “My Health, My Right”, emphasises the importance of affordable, accessible, and high-quality healthcare services for all, including addressing inequalities and investing in resilient health systems for CARICOM Member States. By investing in these health systems,…

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  • Photo of CIF GUYANA 2024 PROMISES MORE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GLOBAL INVESTORS AND REGIONAL BUSINESSES

    CIF GUYANA 2024 PROMISES MORE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GLOBAL INVESTORS AND REGIONAL BUSINESSES

    Less Talk. More Business – that’s what global investors, along with regional business leaders, and innovators can expect from the Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF) 2024 when it is held from July 10 – 12, 2024 in Georgetown, Guyana. CIF, now in its third year, is an annual forum created by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) that draws global…

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  • Photo of CARICOM HEALTH MINISTERS ENDORSE CARIBBEAN MOVES INITIATIVE

    CARICOM HEALTH MINISTERS ENDORSE CARIBBEAN MOVES INITIATIVE

    In a powerful display of unity and commitment, CARICOM Ministers of Health collectively endorsed the proposed “Caribbean Moves” (CM) framework and implementation plan. They also expressed their support for including the initiative under the current standard Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) agenda item for subsequent Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) Health meetings. The decision to endorse the movement was made…

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  • Photo of Climate Change is a numbers game that we must understand- Environment Minister, The Bahamas

    Climate Change is a numbers game that we must understand- Environment Minister, The Bahamas

    “Climate Change is a numbers game, and we have to understand what the numbers mean and what they mean for our future,” said the Hon. Vaughn Miller, Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources of The Bahamas.He was at the time delivering remarks at the opening of a capacity-building workshop for environment and Climate Change statistics and indicators on 12…

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  • Photo of World Meteorological Day 2024: Caribbean Meteorological Organization on Frontline of Climate Action

    World Meteorological Day 2024: Caribbean Meteorological Organization on Frontline of Climate Action

    World Meteorological Day 2024 serves as a timely reminder that, through early warnings, adaptation, and an unwavering commitment to climate action, a safer and more sustainable future can be assured for the Caribbean. – Caribbean Meteorological Organization The Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO) joins the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the global community in celebrating World Meteorological Day 2024, united under…

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  • Photo of Agreements on transitional governance in place following talks on Haiti in Jamaica

    Agreements on transitional governance in place following talks on Haiti in Jamaica

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana) – A commitment to a transitional governance arrangement in Haiti and the resignation of interim Prime Minister Ariel Henry were among the major outcomes, as CARICOM, international partners, and Haitian stakeholders concluded a High-Level Meeting on Haiti late Monday [11 March 2024] evening in New Kingston, Jamaica. Chairman of CARICOM, H.E. Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali…

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