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  • Photo of CARICOM SG accredits new Brazilian Ambassador

    CARICOM SG accredits new Brazilian Ambassador

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana) – Following the engagement between Heads of Government and Brazil’s President Lula DaSilva in Guyana last February, the country appointed a new ambassador who has pledged to address the potential of CARICOM-Brazil relations during her tenure. CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, accredited Her Excellency Maria Cristina de Castro Martins, new Ambassador of Brazil to CARICOM,…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Carla N. Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, at the opening ceremony of the Biodiversity Sub-Regional Dialogue and Workshop, 15 April 2024

    Remarks by Dr. Carla N. Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, at the opening ceremony of the Biodiversity Sub-Regional Dialogue and Workshop, 15 April 2024

    Honourable Vickram Bharrat, M.P., Minister of Natural Resources of Guyana; Representatives of Caribbean Governments; Representatives of Regional and International Organisations; Mr. Joseph Cox, Assistant Secretary General, Economic Integration, Innovation and Development and Other Members of Staff of the CARICOM Secretariat; Special Invitees; Distinguished Delegates; I am pleased to welcome you to Georgetown, Guyana, the home of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)…

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  • Photo of Statement from the Caribbean Community Council of Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) on the Escalating Middle East Conflict

    Statement from the Caribbean Community Council of Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) on the Escalating Middle East Conflict

    The Caribbean Community Council of Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) views with grave concern the escalating violence in the Middle East, particularly the recent direct military engagements between Israel and Iran. These developments not only exacerbate the already tense situation but also pose significant threats to regional stability and international peace. The continued cycle of retaliation, including the recent attack…

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  • Photo of Field trials on the horizon for Sargassum-derived fertiliser

    Field trials on the horizon for Sargassum-derived fertiliser

    (Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—A multi-country mission to monitor progress with the regional Sargassum Products for Climate Resilience Project, funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has recently concluded. Representatives from the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited (PFR) met with key partners in Barbados,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Statement on the Establishment of the Haitian Presidential Council

    CARICOM Statement on the Establishment of the Haitian Presidential Council

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana) – The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcome the news today of the publication of the decree establishing the Transitional Presidential Council in Haiti. The establishment of the nine-member broad-based, politically inclusive Council signals the possibility of a new beginning for Haiti. CARICOM has supported Haiti, its sister nation, through the challenging…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT ON THE UNACCEPTABLE ESCALATION OF TENSIONS AND THREATS TO REGIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY OCCASIONED BY THE ADOPTION OF “THE ORGANIC LAW FOR THE DEFENCE OF GUYANA ESSEQUIBA” ON APRIL 3, 2024, BY THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA

    STATEMENT ON THE UNACCEPTABLE ESCALATION OF TENSIONS AND THREATS TO REGIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY OCCASIONED BY THE ADOPTION OF “THE ORGANIC LAW FOR THE DEFENCE OF GUYANA ESSEQUIBA” ON APRIL 3, 2024, BY THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater, Georgetown, Guyana) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) considers that the adoption of “the Organic Law for the Defence of Guyana Essequiba” on 3 April 2024, by the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has occasioned an unacceptable escalation of tensions between that country and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and has threatened to undermine peace…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and South Africa to formalise mode for structured talks

    CARICOM and South Africa to formalise mode for structured talks

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater, Georgetown, Guyana) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and South Africa have agreed to conduct more regular dialogue and have committed to formalising the mechanism to do so. This was one of the main action points emanating from a CARICOM-South Africa Ministerial Meeting held via video conference on 22 March 2024. CARCIOM also reaffirmed its commitment to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, CAC sign Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Agriculture, Regional Trade

    CARICOM, CAC sign Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Agriculture, Regional Trade

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Central American Agricultural Council (CAC) have signed a cooperation agreement to improve agricultural development and strengthening agriculture trade ties between CARICOM and the Central American Integration System (SICA). Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, and Lucrecia Rodríguez Peñalba, Executive Secretary of CAC , SICA’s agricultural body, signed the agreement on 19 March 2024 at the…

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  • Photo of Statement of the Caribbean Community on Events in Ecuador

    Statement of the Caribbean Community on Events in Ecuador

    The Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) reaffirm the importance of adherence to the principles of international law and rules of diplomatic engagement enshrined in the Vienna Convention which codifies the inviolability of diplomatic missions and consular offices.   CARICOM is therefore deeply concerned that the Republic of Ecuador has recently taken actions that have violated the premises of…

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  • Photo of CIF GUYANA 2024 PROMISES MORE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GLOBAL INVESTORS AND REGIONAL BUSINESSES

    CIF GUYANA 2024 PROMISES MORE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GLOBAL INVESTORS AND REGIONAL BUSINESSES

    Less Talk. More Business – that’s what global investors, along with regional business leaders, and innovators can expect from the Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF) 2024 when it is held from July 10 – 12, 2024 in Georgetown, Guyana. CIF, now in its third year, is an annual forum created by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) that draws global…

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