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  • Photo of CARICOM SG gets courtesy call from Guyana’s Ambassador Designate to the US

    CARICOM SG gets courtesy call from Guyana’s Ambassador Designate to the US

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque received a courtesy call from Guyana’s Ambassador Designate to the United States Mr Sam Hinds at the Secretariat this morning. IN PHOTO (from left) – Mr Neville Bissember Special Adviser to the Secretary-General; Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations; SG LaRocque; Mr Hinds; Mr Juan Edghill Jr. Research Officer, Ministry of Foreign…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General hails signing of CARICOM-FIFA MOU

    Secretary-General hails signing of CARICOM-FIFA MOU

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has hailed the signing of an MOU between CARICOM and FIFA as opening avenues to positively impact the lives of youth within the Region. Ambassador LaRocque and FIFA’s President Mr Gianni Infantino signed the memorandum in a virtual ceremony, Monday. It creates a framework for further collaboration between football’s world government…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General: CARICOM FIFA MOU signing

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General: CARICOM FIFA MOU signing

    REMARKS BY THE Secretary-General of the Caribbean community, AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE at THE SIGNING CEREMONY OF THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE FéDéRATION INTERNATIONALE DE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (FIFA) AND THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE 31 MAY 2021 Mr. Gianni Infantino, President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA); Mr. Victor Montagliani, President of CONCACAF; Representatives of CARICOM Member…

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  • Photo of FIFA and CARICOM enter into landmark collaboration agreement

    FIFA and CARICOM enter into landmark collaboration agreement

    FIFA and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration, with the aim of promoting sports integrity and social responsibility while furthering the development of football in the region. The landmark agreement was signed by CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and FIFA President Gianni Infantino at a virtual ceremony attended by the…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General addresses High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    Secretary-General addresses High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    “The prevailing view is that Member States can ‘recover better’ from these exogenous shocks with the help of an accelerated clean energy transition. This would deliver long-term economic growth and job creation, in particular, whilst addressing our resilience and sustainable development needs in general. “For this to happen, the collective strengths of partners must be leveraged. A front-loaded and fast-tracked…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Secretary-General to High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    Remarks by the Secretary-General to High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE Secretary-general of the Caribbean community, AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE at THE HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON ENERGY FINANCING AMONG CARICOM MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENERGY, HEADS OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, BILATERAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE 27 MAY 2021 Your Excellency Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS and Co-Host of this High-Level Meeting; Honourable Brigadier…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Guyana on its 55th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Guyana on its 55th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Guyana on the country’s Fifty-fifth Anniversary of Independence. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a congratulatory Message to Guyana’s President  Guyana, His Excellency Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, lauded the country’s pivotal role in shaping the regional integration movement. Here’s the full text of the Secretary-General’s congratulatory message: “Excellency: On…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG participates in Post-Disaster Recovery Roundtable

    CARICOM SG participates in Post-Disaster Recovery Roundtable

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Thursday joined the former United States President Mr Bill Clinton, some CARICOM leaders and other high-level officials for a Clinton Global Initiative Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery Private Roundtable. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque presenting to the Roundtable Former United States President Bill Clinton Prime Ministers Hon. Mia Mottley of Barbados,  Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit of…

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  • Photo of New Ambassador of Portugal to CARICOM accredited

    New Ambassador of Portugal to CARICOM accredited

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque accepted the Letter of Credence accrediting H.E. Carlos Nuno Almeida de Sousa Amaro as the new Ambassador of Portugal to CARICOM on Wednesday, 19 May 2021. The Secretary-General and the new Ambassador presented remarks at the virtual accreditation ceremony. Please read the remarks at the links below: Remarks: Ambassador Amaro Remarks: Secretary-General

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  • Photo of Remarks by Ambassador of Portugal to CARICOM H.E. Carlos Amaro

    Remarks by Ambassador of Portugal to CARICOM H.E. Carlos Amaro

    Your Excellency, It is for me a great honour to be the third Portuguese Ambassador accredited to CARICOM and, as such, I reaffirm Portugal’s commitment to foster deeper relations with the Organization and its Member States. Portugal has historical and cultural ties with the Caribbean. The communities of Portuguese descendants living in various Member States of CARICOM are a visible…

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