Foreign Policy and Community Relations

  • 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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  • 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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