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  • Photo of Congratulations to Belize on its 40th Independence Anniversary

    Congratulations to Belize on its 40th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Belize on its 40th Anniversary of Independence, which it celebrates on Tuesday 21 September under the theme “Belize at 40: Hopeful Hearts, Steady hands, Together We Rise.” Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett in a congratulatory message to Belize Prime Minister Mr. Juan Antonio Briceño, lauded the Government’s commitment to the Community’s most pressing priorities, including…

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  • Photo of Jamaica’s exports record growth of 24.6%: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica’s exports record growth of 24.6%: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica’s total spending on Imports for January – May 2021 amounted to US$2,249.3 million, an increase of 12.0% relative to the same period in 2020. This increase was mainly attributable to higher imports of Fuels and Lubricants (42.7%) and Raw Materials / Intermediate Goods (13.8%). Total exports for the review period were valued at US$655.1 million, 24.6% above the US$525.7…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates the newly elected Prime Minister of The Bahamas

    CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates the newly elected Prime Minister of The Bahamas

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has congratulated newly elected Prime Minister of The Bahamas Mr Phillip Davis and his Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on their resounding victory in the General Elections of 16 September 2021. The Secretary-General said she looks forward to welcoming the new Prime Minister as he takes his place within the Conference of Heads of Government of…

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  • Photo of Bahamas Elections reflect will of the people: Preliminary Statement, CARICOM Election Observation Mission

    Bahamas Elections reflect will of the people: Preliminary Statement, CARICOM Election Observation Mission

    The CARICOM Election Observation Mission to the General Elections in The Bahamas on Thursday has declared that the elections reflect the will of the people. The Mission issued its Preliminary Statement on Friday which said voters were able to cast their ballots without intimidation or fear. Bahamians voted for a change of government, electing the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), headed…

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  • Photo of Bahamians vote for change of Government

    Bahamians vote for change of Government

    Bahamians voted for a new government in General Elections held on Thursday 16 September 2021, continuing the trend of one-term governments taking place for the past 24 years. Preliminary results show a landslide victory for the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) led by Attorney Phillip “Brave” Davis, over the Free National Movement of outgoing Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis. With Thursday’s…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet ahead of UN General Assembly

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet ahead of UN General Assembly

    The CARICOM Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) held its traditional Special Meeting on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 in preparation for the High-Level segment of the United Nations General Assembly which begins in New York on 21 September. The Meeting, held virtually, also allowed Ministers to prepare for their meetings with non-CARICOM States which will take place in the…

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  • Photo of Agriculture development discussed as SG accredits Brazil’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Agriculture development discussed as SG accredits Brazil’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Scope for collaboration in agricultural development was one of the main items discussed by Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)Her Excellency Carla Barnett and Her Excellency Maria Clara Duclos Carisio, Brazil’s new Ambassador to CARICOM. Ambassador Carisio presented her credentials to Secretary-General Barnett in a ceremony at the Georgetown, Guyana headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat on Thursday 16 September. Apart…

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  • Photo of Arrival Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas

    Arrival Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas

    The CARICOM Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas has been meeting with key stakeholders ahead of the country’s General Elections on Thursday 16 September 2021. The Mission, headed by Mr. Ian S. Hughes of Antigua and Barbuda has been engaging the political parties, security officials and civil society organisations, and will now turn its attention to monitoring Thursday’s Election Day…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett’s address to Wednesday’s launch of the CARICOM Digital Skills Task Force

    Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett’s address to Wednesday’s launch of the CARICOM Digital Skills Task Force

    Honourable Ministers; Heads and Representatives of Regional Institutions and Organisations; Co-Chairs of the CARICOM Digital Skills Task Force –            Dr. Barbara Reynolds and Mr. Carlton Samuels; Representatives of the Media; Ladies and Gentlemen. Good Morning, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Launch of the CARICOM Digital Skills Task Force. The Task Force has been established to provide…

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  • Photo of Communique issued at the conclusion of the sixteenth Special Emergency Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, via videoconference, 13 September 2021

    Communique issued at the conclusion of the sixteenth Special Emergency Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, via videoconference, 13 September 2021

    The Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met virtually on Monday 13 September at its 16th Special Emergency Meeting to consider a regional response to the recent surge in infections, hospitalisations and deaths due to the COVID-19 virus across the Community. The Heads of Government expressed deep concern at the increase with more than 100,000 new…

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