Foreign Policy and Community Relations

  • Photo of CARICOM benefits from Jamaica’s Commitment – Secretary General

    CARICOM benefits from Jamaica’s Commitment – Secretary General

    CARICOM has greatly benefited from the commitment and dedication of the Government and people of Jamaica, Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has said as he extended congratulations on the country’s 56th Anniversary of Independence. “Over the years, your country has contributed significantly to the integration movement and I look forward to continuing this strong track record of dedication to regional integration…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and the African Union discuss working together, formalising relationship

    CARICOM and the African Union discuss working together, formalising relationship

    Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Deputy Chair of the African Union Commission (AUC), His Excellency Kwesi Quartey discussed the need for continued ACP solidarity in the negotiations for the Post-Coutonou Agreement with the European Union (EU). Negotiations for the Co-operation Agreement between the African Caribbean Pacific Group of Countries (ACP) and the EU were…

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  • Photo of Barbados PM leads talks with CARICOM Secretariat on CSME

    Barbados PM leads talks with CARICOM Secretariat on CSME

    Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the Lead Head of Government in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet with responsibility for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, on Friday held the first of her planned monthly meeting with the CARICOM Secretariat, on the CSME. The Secretariat’s team for this meeting was led by Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. Prime Minister Mottley was accompanied by Members…

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  • Photo of CARICOM values close, friendly relations with Mexico – President-elect told

    CARICOM values close, friendly relations with Mexico – President-elect told

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) expressed deep appreciation for Mexico’s longstanding readiness to collaborate, as it extended congratulations to President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador on his landslide victory in the country’s 1 July 2018 Presidential elections. “CARICOM attaches great value to the close and friendly relationship that it has forged with Mexico over the years,”  Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said in…

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  • Photo of CARICOM joins ‘Celebrate Bahamas’ Independence festivities

    CARICOM joins ‘Celebrate Bahamas’ Independence festivities

    The rest of the CARICOM family joined Bahamians in celebrating the country’s forty-fifth anniversary of Independence Tuesday. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque extended the Caribbean Community’s best wishes in a congratulatory message to Bahamian Prime Minister, Dr Hubert Minnis. “The Bahamas has made great progress in the 45 years since nationhood, making its mark particularly in the services sector and in…

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  • Photo of Vincentian and Jamaican Athletes take CARICOM 10K Titles

    Vincentian and Jamaican Athletes take CARICOM 10K Titles

    Vincentian Athlete Linda McDowald copped her 2nd title in the women’s leg of the annual CARICOM 10K Race in Montego Bay, Jamaica on Saturday with a winning time of 39 mins 50 secs.  This was slightly slower than the 37:57 run for her first title in 2016 in Guyana. Second place in Saturday’s race went to Grenadian Kenisha Pascal who…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads meet Chilean President on cooperation matters

    CARICOM Heads meet Chilean President on cooperation matters

    CARICOM Heads of Governments on Friday met with President of Chile His Excellency Sebastian Pinera Echenique as the two sides look to further strengthen cooperation.  The President was a Special Guest at the 39th Regular CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, which ends Friday. CARICOM-Chile relations were formalised in 1996 with the signing of an Agreement on…

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  • Photo of Germany offers Region Climate Resilience and Energy project

    Germany offers Region Climate Resilience and Energy project

    CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Germany’s Ambassador to CARICOM HE Mr Holger Michael on Wednesday exchanged notes for a project to build Climate Resilience and Sustainable Energy in the Region. The project, to be financed by the Government of Germany in the amount of 2.3 million Euros, represents a further step in the country’s support to the Region…

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  • Photo of Packed week of events around CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

    Packed week of events around CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

    The Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will take place at the Convention Centre, Montego Bay, Jamaica on the 4 – 6 July 2018, under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Hon. Andrew Holness. An Opening Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 4 July from 4:00 pm (Jamaica time).…

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  • Photo of CARICOM continues implementation of a harmonised  Results-Based Management (RBM) System with visit to The Bahamas

    CARICOM continues implementation of a harmonised Results-Based Management (RBM) System with visit to The Bahamas

    The Bahamas is this week benefitting from the regional series of sensitization seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management ((RBM) System.  A team from the CARICOM Secretariat, led by Director, Strategic Management Unit, Mr Craig Beresford, is in Nassau conducting the exercise.  The RBM System, which promotes a more results-focused approach to programme and project management, is targeting a wide cross…

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