Foreign Policy and Community Relations

  • Photo of CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL ATTENDS UN FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

    CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL ATTENDS UN FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

    On the invitation of United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque attended a High-level Interactive Dialogue with other Heads of Regional and other Organisations on 12-13 June 2018 in New York. The Dialogue was  aimed at strengthening strategic and operational cooperation in the area of international peace and security. Discussions were structured in three thematic sessions, exploring…

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  • Photo of The Hurricane Season is here

    The Hurricane Season is here

    Friday 1 June, marks the official start of the 2018 hurricane season. Forecasters are predicting an average season with about 13 named storms, six of which will become hurricanes and two major hurricanes. The 2017 season will be remembered for major Hurricanes Irma and Maria – two Category Five storms which battered the Caribbean within one week during the months…

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  • Photo of Guyana lauded for fostering Caribbean unity on its 52nd Independence Anniversary

    Guyana lauded for fostering Caribbean unity on its 52nd Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Guyana on its 52nd Anniversary of Independence, praising its role ‘at the forefront of all initiatives fostering Caribbean unity’. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Guyana’s President HE David Granger, also noted that the country’s five decades of self rule has seen it advance socially, economically and in other spheres. “Guyana…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General looks forward to welcoming PM Mottley to next CARICOM Heads Meeting

    Secretary-General looks forward to welcoming PM Mottley to next CARICOM Heads Meeting

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated new Barbados Prime Minister Hon. Mia Mottley on her ‘truly historic achievements’ following Thursday’s General Elections, and said it will be his pleasure to welcome her to the next meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Jamaica on 4-6 July. Ms Mottley’s  Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won all 30 seats in the Barbados…

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  • Photo of SG URGES LITHUANIA TO ADVOCATE FOR CARICOM

    SG URGES LITHUANIA TO ADVOCATE FOR CARICOM

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque urged Lithuania to advocate on behalf of CARICOM in fora where the Region had no voice. The Secretary-General on Wednesday accepted the credentials of Lithuania’s new representative to CARICOM Ambassador Audra Plepytė, at the Secretariat’s Georgetown Headquarters. In noting the country’s accession to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)…

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  • Photo of CARICOM shares Cuba’s grief over tragic plane crash

    CARICOM shares Cuba’s grief over tragic plane crash

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday sent a message of condolence to the President of Cuba  His Excellency Miguel Díaz Canel in the wake of today’s tragic plane crash in Havana. The Secretary-General’s message reads: “The Caribbean Community expresses its condolences and its solidarity with the Government and People of the Republic of Cuba following the tragic crash of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General receives Indonesia’s Foreign Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General receives Indonesia’s Foreign Minister

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Her Excellency Madam Rento L.P. Marsudi paid a courtesy call on Secretary-General  Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday. The Minister was accompanied by a number of Foreign Ministry officials.  Indonesia accredited its first Ambassador to CARICOM, HE Drs. Dominicus Supratikto, on 2 May 2018. The Ambassador noted at the time that the…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community  on the Palestine Israel Conflict

    Statement by the Caribbean Community on the Palestine Israel Conflict

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) condemns the use of force by the Israel Defence Force firing on largely unarmed Palestinians protesting along the Gaza-Israel border. The Community has followed with increasing alarm the mounting toll of fatalities and injured among the demonstrators. On Monday 14 May, some sixty protesters, mostly young men and boys, were said to have been killed and…

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  • Photo of PM Harris says apologies by UK PM Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd  mark the start of the dialogue on the WindRush Matter

    PM Harris says apologies by UK PM Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd mark the start of the dialogue on the WindRush Matter

        In the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, and colleague Caribbean heads of government met today, Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, with H. E. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the Rt. Hon. Theresa May, at Downing Street in London, England, where she…

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  • Photo of Slovenia, CARICOM forging closer relations

    Slovenia, CARICOM forging closer relations

    The Republic of Slovenia and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are moving to further deepen relations. New Ambassador of Slovenia to CARICOM, His Excellency Stanislav Vidovič, in a ceremony for the presentation of his credentials to Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Wednesday, pointed to several areas for closer cooperation including sustainable development, environmental issues, climate change and economic integration. He said as a member…

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