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  • Photo of Momentum accelerating towards fulfilling Region’s agriculture potential and food security

    Momentum accelerating towards fulfilling Region’s agriculture potential and food security

    Raymond is passionate about farming. He is not one to simply plant a seed and expect it to grow, but he gets literally to the root of the science behind its growth. I met the young farmer and his family at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre in Georgetown, Guyana, during the CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Exposition that Guyana and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General meets incoming CARICOM Chairman

    CARICOM Secretary-General meets incoming CARICOM Chairman

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett this week met incoming CARICOM Chairman H.E. President Chandrikapersad Santokhi of Suriname to discuss his new portfolio in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet of Industry, and the upcoming Heads of Government Meeting in Paramaribo, 3-5 July 2022.

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  • Photo of CARICOM expresses sorrow at deaths in Cuban accident

    CARICOM expresses sorrow at deaths in Cuban accident

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed its profound sorrow at the loss of life in the accident at Cuba’s Hotel Saratoga. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett expressed the Community’s condolences in a message to Cuba’s President H.E.  Miguel Díaz-Canel: “Excellency The Caribbean Community expresses its profound sorrow to the Government and people of Cuba at the loss of life due…

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  • Photo of CARICOM regrets passing of former Foreign Minister who helped to advance Cuba-CARICOM relations

    CARICOM regrets passing of former Foreign Minister who helped to advance Cuba-CARICOM relations

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed deep regret at the passing of Cuba’s former Foreign Affairs Minister HE Ricardo Alarcón, who played a constructive role in advancing Cuba’s relationship with CARICOM.  Mr   Alarcón died recently in Havana at the age of 84. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett sent a message of condolence to Cuba’s President HE Miguel Díaz-Canel: “Excellency The…

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  • Photo of CARICOM gets Barbados award for its role during COVID-19 pandemic

    CARICOM gets Barbados award for its role during COVID-19 pandemic

    The Government of Barbados on Thursday awarded the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) during its National Humanitarian Awards awards ceremony held at the Kensington Oval. Thursday was National Heroes Day in Barbados. The Community received the Humanitarian Award for its “negotiating strength as a Region to broker the deal for the (COVID-19) vaccines; for its advocacy and wise council”. Ambassador Wayne McCook. Assistant Secretary-General,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG to deliver Sir Arthur Lewis Lecture

    CARICOM SG to deliver Sir Arthur Lewis Lecture

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett will deliver the Sir Arthur Lewis Virtual Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday 26 April, from 6:00 p.m. Eastern Caribbean Time. The Lecture, hosted by the University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, will be held under the theme, Sustained Economic Recovery Post Pandemic: The Lewis Model.  It will be chaired by Professor Aldrie Henry-Lee, University…

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  • Photo of Statement on CAUCUS of CARICOM Heads of Government, Wednesday

    Statement on CAUCUS of CARICOM Heads of Government, Wednesday

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meeting virtually in Caucus on Wednesday 6 April reaffirmed the obligation of Member States to coordinate foreign policy as outlined in the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. They noted the upcoming election at the June 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and reaffirmed the turn of the Caribbean for a second term…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at  the Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture of the Andean Community (CAN) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  being held during the  Thirty-Seventh Session of  the FAO Regional Conference for  Latin America and the Caribbean

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture of the Andean Community (CAN) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) being held during the Thirty-Seventh Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean

    Distinguished Chair;Honourable Ministers;Delegates;Ladies and Gentlemen. I am pleased to deliver remarks at this Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture of the Andean Community (CAN) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which takes place within the framework of the 37th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (LARC37).  The Conference theme addresses issues which are…

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  • Photo of CARICOM pursuing Latin American development partnerships

    CARICOM pursuing Latin American development partnerships

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to promote and seek support for its development priorities through partnerships with Latin American and other development partners. This week, CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General Dr Armstrong  Alexis made a presentation to a new cycle of the Latin American and Caribbean Programme (LACRP), a sub-grouping of the global Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  The LACRP…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads Approve Enhanced Cooperation Protocol

    CARICOM Heads Approve Enhanced Cooperation Protocol

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government have adopted a Protocol which should create opportunities to further the principles, goals and objectives of the Community  through Enhanced Cooperation. The “Protocol to Amend the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas Establishing the Caribbean Community including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy to allow Enhanced Cooperation among Member States and to address Related Issues” was…

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