Foreign Policy and Community Relations

  • Photo of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to assume Presidency of the United Nations Security Council

    St. Vincent and the Grenadines to assume Presidency of the United Nations Security Council

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingstown – On November 1, 2020, St. Vincent and the Grenadines will assume the presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for one month ending November 30, 2020. This is SVG’s first and only presidency during the country’s stint on the council and forms part of the SVG’s responsibility as a non-permanent member. St. Vincent…

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  • Photo of CARICOM signs on to Mechanism of Montevideo following talks in Uruguay on situation in Venezuela

    CARICOM signs on to Mechanism of Montevideo following talks in Uruguay on situation in Venezuela

    The governments of Mexico, Uruguay and CARICOM, in response to the call of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, agree that the most appropriate way to address the complex situation that prevails in Venezuela is through dialogue for a negotiation, from a position of respect for International Law and Human Rights. The historical stance of our countries…

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  • Photo of CARICOM-Mexico-Uruguay-led Conference on the Situation in Venezuela to be held Thursday in Montevideo

    CARICOM-Mexico-Uruguay-led Conference on the Situation in Venezuela to be held Thursday in Montevideo

    OPM St. Kitts-Nevis – The Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) – Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis – and members of his delegation touched down on Tuesday in Montevideo, Uruguay, where a CARICOM-Mexico-Uruguay-led conference on the situation in Venezuela is set to take place Wednesday, 6 February. This afternoon, the Uruguayan Foreign…

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  • Photo of CARICOM lauds Grenada’s global impact

    CARICOM lauds Grenada’s global impact

    As Grenada celebrates its Forty-Fifth Anniversary of Independence on Wednesday 7 February, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has lauded its “global mark” in academia, diplomacy and sport as “impressive.”  The Secretary-General offered the Community’s “warmest congratulations” to the people and government of Grenada, noting that they have “shown great resilience in maintaining a steady path in the quest…

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  • Photo of Statement on second day of visit to the UN by Delegation of CARICOM Member States

    Statement on second day of visit to the UN by Delegation of CARICOM Member States

    On Tuesday, 30 January 2019, the delegation of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) comprising Dr the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of S.Kitts and Nevis (Chairman of CARICOM) and Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, the Hon. Peter David, Foreign Minister of Grenada, H.E. Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM Secretary-General, as well as the Permanent Representatives of these…

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  • Photo of Visit of Delegation of CARICOM Member States to the UN Secretary-General

    Visit of Delegation of CARICOM Member States to the UN Secretary-General

    On Monday, 28 January 2019 a delegation of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), comprising Dr the Hon. Timothy Harris, Chairman of CARICOM, the Hon. Mia Mottley and Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, Prime Ministers of St. Kitts and Nevis, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, respectively, and the Hon. Peter David,  Foreign Minister of Grenada, H.E. Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM Secretary-General, as well…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Delegation to meet UN Secretary-General on crisis in Venezuela

    CARICOM Delegation to meet UN Secretary-General on crisis in Venezuela

    Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis leads a delegation from the Community to meet with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General His Excellency Antonio Guterres on Monday morning to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. The meeting will take place at UN Headquarters, New York USA. Prime Minister Harris will be…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT BY THE  CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF CARICOM ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SITUATION IN THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA

    STATEMENT BY THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF CARICOM ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SITUATION IN THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA

    The following Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) – Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago; Foreign Ministers of Grenada and Suriname [1] ;, meeting by video-conference on 24 January 2019, issued the following statement.   “Heads of Government are following closely the…

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  • Photo of Romania sympathetic to CARICOM’s blacklisting concerns

    Romania sympathetic to CARICOM’s blacklisting concerns

    The Government of Romania is sympathetic to the concerns of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with respect to the blacklisting of some of its Member States by the European Union (EU). The sentiment was conveyed by His Excellency Ambassador Stefan Mera as he presented his credentials on Thursday to CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque as his country’s first Ambassador to the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Haiti on 215th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM SG congratulates Haiti on 215th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended the Caribbean Community’s congratulations to Haiti on its Two Hundred and Fifteenth Anniversary of Independence, 1 January 2019, noting the continued significance of the occasion as a symbol of triumph over adversity. Ambassador LaRocque, in his congratulatory message to Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise also said the resilience, courage and determination of Haitians continue…

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