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  • Photo of Cayman implements 5-phase tourism re-start strategy: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Cayman implements 5-phase tourism re-start strategy: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Cayman Islands has announced a five-phase approach to reopening its tourism sector. During the first phase or ‘reduced quarantine period’, which began in June, fully vaccinated travellers are subject to a mandatory 5-day quarantine while the unvaccinated undergo 14-days isolation. In the second phase, or “reduced reparations restrictions”, effective August 9, additional travel restrictions will be eased, including the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Saint Lucia General Elections, 26 July 2021 –  Preliminary Statement

    CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Saint Lucia General Elections, 26 July 2021 – Preliminary Statement

    At the invitation of the Honourable Allen M. Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), His Excellency Irwin LaRocque mounted a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the conduct of the General Elections which was held in Saint Lucia on 26 July 2021. The Advance Team comprising the Chief of Mission and the CARICOM…

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  • Photo of Saint Lucians vote for change

    Saint Lucians vote for change

    Saint Lucians voted for a change of government in General Elections on Monday 26 July 2021. The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), led for the first time by Phillip J. Pierre, captured 13 of the 17 seats at stake, according to the preliminary results issued by the Saint Lucia Electoral Department. The incumbent United Workers Party (UWP) of Prime…

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  • Photo of CARICAD issues Horizon Newsletter Vol 5 No 4

    CARICAD issues Horizon Newsletter Vol 5 No 4

    I write as Executive Director of CARICAD to express our empathy for the people of our member states, Barbados, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines that were affected by the passage of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Elsa on July 2nd and 3rd, 2021. In the case of the people of Saint Lucia our empathy rises distinctly to an  expression of…

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  • Photo of Jamaica: Remittances exceed US$1 billion in 4 months – CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica: Remittances exceed US$1 billion in 4 months – CARICOM BUSINESS

    For the first 4 months of 2021, remittance inflows into Jamaica exceeded the US$1-billion mark. Net remittance inflows of US$1012.7 million increased by 52.6% or US$349.1 million relative to the previous corresponding period. This improvement resulted from an increase of 46.2% or S$345.7 million in total remittance inflows aided by a decline of 4.1% or US$3.5 million in total remittance…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman’s Statement at the Funeral of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise

    CARICOM Chairman’s Statement at the Funeral of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda presented a virtual Statement at the funeral of the assassinated President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse on Friday 23 July 2021. Here is the full Statement:

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  • Photo of THE CARICOM YOUTH AMBASSADOR CORPS WELCOMES  THE NEW DEAN, 2021-2022

    THE CARICOM YOUTH AMBASSADOR CORPS WELCOMES THE NEW DEAN, 2021-2022

    The CARICOM Youth Ambassador (CYA) Corps is pleased to welcome its new Dean, Ms. Renee Atwell, CYA from Trinidad and Tobago. Ms. Reneé Atwell is an Attorney-at-Law and an advocate of a rehabilitative approach to juvenile justice and achieving SDG Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Ms. Atwell is passionate about law, regional integration and youth development. In her…

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  • Photo of ARRIVAL STATEMENT – CARICOM ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE GENERAL ELECTIONS OF SAINT LUCIA

    ARRIVAL STATEMENT – CARICOM ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE GENERAL ELECTIONS OF SAINT LUCIA

    In a letter dated 7 July 2021, the Honourable Allen M. Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia wrote to the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), His Excellency Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, inviting CARICOM to field a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the conduct of the General Elections which will be held in Saint Lucia on 26 July 2021.…

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  • Photo of Best wishes at the Olympics – CARICOM Chairman

    Best wishes at the Olympics – CARICOM Chairman

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of  Antigua and Barbuda has extended best wishes to the Caribbean athletes participating in the Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan. More than one hundred and fifty Caribbean athletes are taking part in the games which run from 23 July to 8 August. Here is the Link to the CARICOM Chairman’s message:

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman Commends WTO Director-General

    CARICOM Chairman Commends WTO Director-General

    Following the appointment of a senior Caribbean diplomat to the cabinet of the new WTO Director-General Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Caricom chairman PM Gaston Browne has commended the Director-General for living up to promises she made to both OECS and Caricom Heads of Government. Ambassador Stephen Fevrier, who heads the OECS mission in Geneva at the WTO, has been recruited by…

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