Foreign Policy and Community Relations

  • 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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  • Photo of Preliminary Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission, Antigua/Barbuda

    Preliminary Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission, Antigua/Barbuda

    The CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Antigua/Barbuda’s 21 March General Elections has said while there are issues related to the electoral process, for which it will make recommendations, the results reflect the will of the voters. The incumbent Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) of Prime Minister Hon Gaston Browne was reelected with 15 of the 17 seats at stake,…

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  • Photo of Building a climate-resilient Community among matters for CARICOM 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting

    Building a climate-resilient Community among matters for CARICOM 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting

    The Caribbean Community’s push to build a more climate-resilient Community following the devastating 2017 hurricane season is among matters for deliberation by CARICOM Heads of Government at their Twenty-ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 26 – 27 February 2018. Irma and Maria, two back-to-back Category Five hurricanes, swept across the Caribbean in September, cutting a swathe of destruction, taking lives,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Georgia look to strengthen ties – new Georgian Ambassador accredited

    CARICOM and Georgia look to strengthen ties – new Georgian Ambassador accredited

    The Republic of Georgia's new Ambassador to CARICOM HE David Solomonia on Wednesday presented his credentials to CARICOM's Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan at the Secretariat's Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana. The Deputy Secretary-General noted that CARICOM is in the process of finalising a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation with Georgia, the purpose of which is to strengthen political, commercial,…

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  • Photo of ENSLAVEMENT OF AFRICAN MIGRANTS IN LIBYA

    ENSLAVEMENT OF AFRICAN MIGRANTS IN LIBYA

    The Community Council of Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), at its first sitting of 2018, expressed concern at the reports of the dehumanizing situation of African migrants in Libya being auctioned into slavery by criminal elements. Ministers joined in solidarity with the statements made by African and European leaders at the 5th African Union-European Union Summit on 29-30 November…

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