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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE – Issued at the Conclusion of the Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community

    COMMUNIQUE – Issued at the Conclusion of the Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community

    24-25 FEBRUARY 2021 The Thirty-Second Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held virtually on 24-25 February 2021.  The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of Statement by the  Caribbean Community on Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

    Statement by the Caribbean Community on Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is dissatisfied and deeply concerned about the inequitable access to vaccines for Small Developing States like those of the Community. CARICOM calls for equitable access to vaccines in order to curb the impact of the pandemic, to protect our citizens and bolster the economy.  As the virus does not discriminate, access to vaccines should not be…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community on  Commission of Inquiry in the British Virgin Islands

    Statement by the Caribbean Community on Commission of Inquiry in the British Virgin Islands

    Heads of Government received a letter from the Premier of the British Virgin Islands which apprised of the announcement on 18 January 2021 of a Commission of Inquiry (COI) “to establish whether there is evidence of corruption and abuse of office or other serious dishonesty” in the British Virgin Islands. The COI was ordered by the then sitting Governor. Heads…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community on Haiti

    Statement by the Caribbean Community on Haiti

    Heads of Government expressed their deep concern over the deteriorating political situation and the deepening public anxiety over citizen security in Haiti. They took note of the Report of the United Nations Secretary General of 11 February 2021 and of the comments therein on the political and governance issues. Heads of Government underlined the importance of respect for the rule…

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  • Photo of Opening Session – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government (VIDEO)

    Opening Session – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government (VIDEO)

    The Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, began today, Wednesday 24 February 2021 with Opening Remarks by: Secretary-General of CARICOM                – Ambassador Irwin LaRocqueOutgoing Chairman of CARICOM             – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the GrenadinesChairman of CARICOM                             – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago Here is a video recording…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Chairman of CARICOM at the Opening of the Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by the Chairman of CARICOM at the Opening of the Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    ·        Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Out-going Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; ·        Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community; ·        Other Heads of Delegation; ·        Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of CARICOM; ·        Representatives of Regional and International Institutions; ·        Representatives of the Private Sector, Labour…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by Dr Ralph E Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) My dear friend Keith’s and Secretary-General and colleagues. I want to begin first by adopting every single word that the Secretary General has just spoken and to call those words my own. Therefore, I don’t want to retrace…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General’s Remarks – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Secretary-General’s Remarks – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of   Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of     St. Vincent and the Grenadines  and Out-going Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government of the…

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  • Photo of 80% of Caribbean businesses look to brand modernisation: CARICOM BUSINESS

    80% of Caribbean businesses look to brand modernisation: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Over a quarter of businesses in the Caribbean have not been able to meet their digitisation goals. This was revealed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Caribbean Digital Readiness Survey 2021. In the survey, 42% of respondents believed they were on target to meet their goals while 28% said they were ahead. Only 15% believe that their digital fitness is on a…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government to meet this week

    CARICOM Heads of Government to meet this week

    The roll-out of COVID-19 Vaccines will be among major matters for deliberation when CARICOM Heads of Government hold their Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting, under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago,  on the 24-25 February 2021. Access to vaccines is regarded as crucial to curbing the spread of COVID-19 infections in the Region where many Member…

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