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  • Photo of Heads of Government start  busy week for CARICOM

    Heads of Government start busy week for CARICOM

    Heads of Government set the stage for an active start to 2021 for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) when on Tuesday they continued their discussions towards initiating the economic recovery of the Region which has been devastated by the COVID-19 Pandemic. At the 13th Special Emergency Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government held virtually, they received an update on…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on US Designating Cuba as State Sponsor of Terrorism

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on US Designating Cuba as State Sponsor of Terrorism

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) denounces the unilateral declaration by the outgoing United States administration to designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism. Cuba’s international conduct does not in any way warrant that designation. This further attack on the country adversely affects its international standing and its social, human and economic development and is another misguided action in addition to…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  on  COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

    As the world grapples with the challenge of controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned at the current prospect of inequitable access to vaccines to address the pandemic, especially for frontline workers and vulnerable populations. The reality is that small states will find it difficult to compete in the market place to ensure equitable access for…

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  • Photo of Inaugural Meeting of the  CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’  Group to be held on 13 JANUARY 2021

    Inaugural Meeting of the CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’ Group to be held on 13 JANUARY 2021

    At the invitation of the Government of Canada, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet with their Canadian counterpart, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, during the Inaugural Meeting of the CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’ Group which will  be held virtually, on 13 January 2021. Under the co-chairmanship of His Excellency Dr Claude…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Chairman of the Caribbean Community Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago on the US Situation

    Statement by the Chairman of the Caribbean Community Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago on the US Situation

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened and concerned at the unprecedented scenes that unfolded at the Capitol Building in Washington DC, USA, during the certification of the votes of the presidential elections by the US Congress. The storming of the US Congress was a gross affront to democracy and the rule of law in a country which has been…

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  • Photo of Region reacts to the passing of Jamaican and Caribbean Business icon Gordon “Butch” Stewart

    Region reacts to the passing of Jamaican and Caribbean Business icon Gordon “Butch” Stewart

    Tributes have been pouring in from across the Caribbean Community following news of the passing of Jamaican and Caribbean Business icon Gordon “Butch” Stewart.  The 79 year old founder and chairman of the ATL Group of Companies died in Miami Monday. Click here for some of the regional tributes: Region Remembers Gordon Butch Stewart

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  • Photo of End of Year Message from the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque

    End of Year Message from the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque

    The holiday season is upon us, amidst what has been the most deadly pandemic in a century. Our Caribbean Community (CARICOM), like the rest of the world, has been battered and bruised by the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. However, once again in the face of adversity, the strength of our unity shone forth. As we relax and…

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  • Photo of Final Declaration of the 7th CARICOM-CUBA Summit Meeting

    Final Declaration of the 7th CARICOM-CUBA Summit Meeting

    December 8, 2020 We, the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Cuba, gathered via videoconference on 8 December, 2020, on the occasion of the 7th CARICOM-Cuba Summit held in commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the four CARICOM independent States and Cuba and the 18th anniversary of CARICOM-Cuba…

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  • Photo of Seventh CARICOM-Cuba Summit: Secretary-General’s Opening Remarks

    Seventh CARICOM-Cuba Summit: Secretary-General’s Opening Remarks

    The Seventh Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and Cuba was held via videoconference on Tuesday 8 December 2020. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque addressed the Summit’s Opening. Here are his Remarks: Your Excellency Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba; Dr. the…

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  • Photo of Jamaica moves towards an Independent Fiscal Commission:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica moves towards an Independent Fiscal Commission: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Government of Jamaica has initiated action to institutionalise fiscal transparency and strengthen its fiscal responsibility framework by way of an Independent Fiscal Commission. This was effected through tabling a Bill to that effect in the House of Representatives. According to Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke, “the fiscal commission will be the guardian and interpreter of Jamaica’s fiscal rules, monitoring…

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