caricom@50

  • Photo of Mega concert in honour of CARICOM

    Mega concert in honour of CARICOM

    (National Cultural Foundation Barbados) Barbados has earmarked Monday, July 31, as the day dedicated to celebrating Caribbean unity with the CARICOM 50th Anniversary Concert! Like many of our neighbouring countries, the Government is staging the concert which will showcase the best in Bajan and Caribbean talent featuring a mixture of different genres of music, spoken word pieces, dance and comedy.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Competition Commission Celebrating 15 Years of Regional Service

    CARICOM Competition Commission Celebrating 15 Years of Regional Service

    The CARICOM Competition Commission (“CCC”) is established under Article 171 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. Located in Paramaribo, Suriname, the CCC is one of the key institutions to support the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), ensuring that the aim of implementing the Single Market is not frustrated by cross-border anti-competitive business conduct.  The CCC was inaugurated in January…

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  • Beneficiaries laud CARICOM’s Aspiring Youth Empowerment Programme

    The unprecedented economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in increased youth unemployment. To combat the situation, the Youth Development Programme, Human and Social Development Directorate of the CARICOM Secretariat developed and designed the “Aspiring Youth Empowerment Programme” (AYEP), which consisted of training and mentorship.   Meline Jean Louis, a beneficiary of the AYEP With the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat,…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Consular Corps in Toronto celebrates CARICOM’s 50th Anniversary

    Caribbean Consular Corps in Toronto celebrates CARICOM’s 50th Anniversary

    (The Caribbean Consular Corps Press Release) On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, the Caribbean Consular Corps (CCC) in Toronto celebrated the 50th Anniversary of CARICOM with great fanfare, regional pride, and patriotism. Three (3) major events were held: • CARICOM Flag Raising Ceremony at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Queen’s Park, Toronto; • Lighting of the Clock Tower at the…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Consular Corps, Toronto celebrates CARICOM’s 50th Anniversary in Canada Toronto, Canada 6th July 2023

    Caribbean Consular Corps, Toronto celebrates CARICOM’s 50th Anniversary in Canada Toronto, Canada 6th July 2023

    :On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, the Caribbean Consular Corps (CCC) at Toronto celebrated the 50 Anniversary of CARICOM with great fanfare, regional pride, and patriotism. Three (3) major events were held: CARICOM Flag Raising Ceremony at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Queen’s Park, Toronto; Lighting of the Clock Tower at the City Hall in Brampton in CARICOM colours; and…

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  • Photo of Colgrain House – an integral component of the regional integration movement from the Community’s inception

    Colgrain House – an integral component of the regional integration movement from the Community’s inception

    The sheer size of the imposing colonial structure at once impresses and intimidates. The Demerara shutters running around its perimeter, so typical of the architecture of that era, seem to be one of its most compelling features.  Pull Quote: `Everybody was glad to fit in because you thought you were building something.’ – Ms. Sheila Chan  Ms Sheila Chan Overlooking…

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  • Photo of Much to celebrate   Some Reflections on the Future of a Golden era for CARICOM @ 50

    Much to celebrate Some Reflections on the Future of a Golden era for CARICOM @ 50

    By Dr. Edward Greene, Chancellor of the University of Guyana, and former CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development    As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) inaugurated through the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas in Trinidad and Tobago on July 4, 1973, it is important to recognise that it is the oldest surviving integration…

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  • Photo of Address by President Paul Kagame – 45th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government  of the Caribbean Community

    Address by President Paul Kagame – 45th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community

    It is a great honour to be with you today, as the Caribbean Community marks its 50th anniversary. I thank Prime Minister Skerrit for inviting me to address you on this historic occasion. I am delighted to pay my first visit to Trinidad and Tobago, and I thank Prime Minister Rowley for his country’s hospitality. Over the past half-century, CARICOM…

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  • Photo of Percival Austin Bramble, Former Chief Minister of Montserrat, is sole surviving signatory to Original Treaty of Chaguaramas

    Percival Austin Bramble, Former Chief Minister of Montserrat, is sole surviving signatory to Original Treaty of Chaguaramas

    Ninety-two-year-old Percival Austin Bramble, former Chief Minister of Montserrat, is the only surviving Head of Government who signed the Treaty of Chaguaramas which established the Caribbean Community. Errol Barrow, Forbes Burnham, Michael Manley and Dr. Eric Williams, the Prime Ministers of Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago respectively, were the four original signatories on 4 July 1973, at Chaguaramas…

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  • Photo of Advancement of Community hinges on strong youth presence, voice

    Advancement of Community hinges on strong youth presence, voice

    Fifty years is a noteworthy accomplishment for an integration movement, particularly in a Region which has its foundation on colonialism and in which Member States continue to grapple with prevailing issues of climate change, crime, poverty, and unemployment. Notwithstanding, Caribbean countries continue to display an unprecedented degree of tenacity and resilience. As we reflect on the past 49 years, significant…

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