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  • Photo of Tribute To Sir Everton Weekes: Climbing To The Top – By CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves Of St. Vincent And The Grenadines

    Tribute To Sir Everton Weekes: Climbing To The Top – By CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves Of St. Vincent And The Grenadines

    On July 3, 2020, the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community paid tribute to Sir Everton Weekes who died on July 1, 2020, at the age of 95 years. Sir Everton was accorded a reverential one minute’s silence. He was a great Barbadian and Caribbean personality. Three decades before our  great West Indies Test cricket team was…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Chairman of the  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr. The Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the  Grenadines, on the ruling by the  Caribbean Court of  Justice

    Statement by the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr. The Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on the ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcomes the progress towards the finalisation of the electoral process in Guyana following the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Wednesday 8 July. The Community calls on all stakeholders to respect the ruling of the CCJ, Guyana’s final court of appeal. Indeed, the CCJ in the summary judgement aptly stated: “It has been…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Anguilla’s new Premier and Government

    CARICOM SG congratulates Anguilla’s new Premier and Government

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended congratulations to the new Premier of Anguilla Hon. Dr. Ellis Webster and his Anguilla Progressive Movement (APM) on their victory in the island’s General Elections of 29 June 2020. The APM won seven of the eleven seats at stake, with the other four going to the outgoing Anguilla United Front of former Premier…

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  • Photo of Hurricane premiums soar in the Caribbean:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Hurricane premiums soar in the Caribbean: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Hurricane insurance premiums across the Caribbean are 50% higher than two years ago — and 100% higher if the insured has recently suffered significant damages. That’s the word from Ryan Barber, a Managing Director of global insurance giant Marsh. Deductibles have swelled to 5% of total damages versus 3% two years ago, he said. Between 2016 and 2020, hurricane insurance…

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  • Photo of Saint Lucia Launches ‘I AM CARICOM’ Campaign

    Saint Lucia Launches ‘I AM CARICOM’ Campaign

    The Regional Integration Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister in collaboration with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat announces the launch of the ‘I AM CARICOM’ Communications Campaign in Saint Lucia. ‘I AM CARICOM’ is an initiative aimed at increasing visibility and understanding of CARICOM among citizens of the Community. It seeks to engage and assist citizens of the…

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  • Photo of What CARICOM means to me – CARICOM Youth Ambassadors have their say on CARICOM Day

    What CARICOM means to me – CARICOM Youth Ambassadors have their say on CARICOM Day

    CARICOM Youth Ambassadors used the 4 July CARICOM Day anniversary for some reflection on the meaning of CARICOM to the people of the Caribbean Community. Several of the CYAs shared their thoughts in the series of video clips below: Saint Lucia’s CARICOM Youth Ambassador Ezbai Francis HAPPY CARICOM DAYHAPPY CARICOM Day – A message from Saint Lucia's CARICOM Youth Ambassador…

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  • Photo of Joint CARICOM Day Celebration by High Commissions in the UK

    Joint CARICOM Day Celebration by High Commissions in the UK

    The High Commissions of CARICOM Members States in the United Kingdom held a joint virtual event to mark CARICOM Day, today 4 July 2020. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque presented a message to mark the occasion. See the full ceremony:

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  • Photo of CARICOM mourns loss of cricket icon

    CARICOM mourns loss of cricket icon

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed sadness with the passing of the great and legendary West Indian cricketer Sir Everton Weeks. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a Message of Condolence to Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, described Barbadian Sir Everton as a true icon and example of excellence who has been lost to the Region. Here is the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Day 2020 – Message from Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque

    CARICOM Day 2020 – Message from Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque

    CARICOM Day 2020 is like no other in our history.  We celebrate today in an environment dominated by the continuing health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Let me, at the outset, extend my deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones; and I wish a speedy recovery to those afflicted by the disease. This is a time…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Flag Raised At Barbados Government Headquarters

    CARICOM Flag Raised At Barbados Government Headquarters

    Government Information Service, Bridgetown, Barbados – Barbados now has the CARICOM flag flying “at the seat of power” at Government Headquarters. The flag was raised today by Barbados’ Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), David Comissiong, during a short ceremony in the presence of a number of representatives of Caribbean associations, resident here. Ambassador Comissiong said that the hoisting of…

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