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  • Photo of At Caribbean Summit, UN chief calls for climate action, debt relief, and urgent aid for Haiti

    At Caribbean Summit, UN chief calls for climate action, debt relief, and urgent aid for Haiti

    Haiti The security situation in Haiti “is appalling,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres, recalling his recent visit to the fragile nation. He called for swift action at a time when the humanitarian needs are “soaring”. And although “there is not yet the political solution in sight”, the UN chief expressed hope and optimism. “It is impossible to look at the…

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  • Photo of The Grand Anse Declaration

    The Grand Anse Declaration

    The Grand Anse Declaration refers to a significant political development in the history of the Commonwealth Caribbean Region. It was adopted on 12 July 1989 during the Heads of Government Conference held in Grand Anse, Grenada.   Leaders from various Caribbean countries attended the conference, including Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and…

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  • Photo of Return to Chaguaramas: Leaders unite for commemorative ceremony at the birthplace of CARICOM

    Return to Chaguaramas: Leaders unite for commemorative ceremony at the birthplace of CARICOM

    Wednesday, 5 July 2023 (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown):  CARICOM Leaders braved the inclement weather in Trinidad and Tobago for a commemorative ceremony in observance of the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, which gave birth to the regional organization.  Heads of Government, delegates and guests of the 45th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads…

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  • Photo of Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies

    Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies

    The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of CARICOM. The University of the West Indies salutes the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on its 50th anniversary. On July 4, 1973 at Chaguaramas, the spirit of Dickenson Bay lived on as Errol Barrow, Forbes Burnham,…

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  • Photo of Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Foreign Affairs Minister, Jamaica

    Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Foreign Affairs Minister, Jamaica

    CARICOM DAY | 4th July 2023 “50 Years Strong: A Solid Foundation to Build on” It is an honour and a pleasure to extend warm greetings on the occasion of CARICOM Day which this year takes on added significance as it marks the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). This milestone celebration, which…

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  • Photo of The Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) at 50

    The Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) at 50

    The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is a regional institution that is geared at developing the human capital of the Caribbean people. It provides:  syllabuses of the highest quality;  valid and reliable examinations and certificates of international repute for students of all ages, abilities and interests;  services to educational institutions in the development of syllabuses, examinations and examinations’ administration, in the most cost-effective…

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  • Photo of Hon. Hugh Hilton Todd, Foreign Affairs Minister, Co‑operative Republic of Guyana

    Hon. Hugh Hilton Todd, Foreign Affairs Minister, Co‑operative Republic of Guyana

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation is pleased to extend greetings to all the people of the Caribbean Community on the occasion of CARICOM Day 2023. This year is of special significance as it marks the Golden Jubilee of the founding of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which came into being with the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas,…

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  • Photo of The CARICOM Youth Ambassador Programme

    The CARICOM Youth Ambassador Programme

    The CARICOM Youth Ambassador Programme (CYAP) marks its 30th anniversary this year. The CYAP was initially the Regional Youth Ambassador Programme (RYAP) and was launched at the Conference of Heads of Government during the 20th Anniversary of signing the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1993.    The programme was formally instituted in 1994, initially under the coordinating purview of the Culture Desk at…

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  • Photo of Renee Atwell, CARICOM Youth Ambassador

    Renee Atwell, CARICOM Youth Ambassador

    Remarks by Ms. Renee Atwell, Dean of the CARICOM Youth Ambassador Corps at the commemorative activities at Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago, 4 July 2023 Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, As we celebrate CARICOM’s golden jubilee, it is an opportune time to reflect on West Indian excellence and the legacy left by our forefathers. Today is a historic and momentous occasion. We…

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  • Photo of Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice

    Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) extends hearty congratulations to the CARICOM Secretariat, to Member States and all citizens of the Caribbean Community and the diaspora on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, which established the Community.It is a mark of distinction to be recognised as the oldest surviving…

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