Foreign Policy and Community Relations

  • Bermuda swears in new Premier, David Burt

    New Premier of Bermuda, the Hon. David Burt, was sworn into office on Wednesday following his Progressive Labour Party victory at the polls on Tuesday. The 38-year old father of two is the youngest premier of Bermuda, an Associate Member of CARICOM. Read more:

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  • CARICOM, UN to strengthen cooperation at New York meeting

    Cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN) System will be further strengthened around several issues including climate change, security, human development, health and education at the Ninth CARICOM-United Nations General Meeting this week. The two-day meeting begins 20 July 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It is happening against the backdrop of a…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, Korea formalise decade-old friendship

    CARICOM, Korea formalise decade-old friendship

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Korea on Tuesday formalised a decade-old friendship with the accreditation of the first non-permanent Plenipotentiary Representative of the East Asian country to CARICOM. Deputy Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan accepted the Letter of Credence from H.E. Mr. Ki-Mo Lim in a simple ceremony at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat on…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Chairman of the Conference of Heads of  Government  His Excellency Brigadier  David A. Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the United States withdrawal from the  Paris Agreement

    Statement by the Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government His Excellency Brigadier David A. Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

    – CARICOM dismayed and disappointed by US withdrawal from Paris Agreement The Paris Agreement on Climate Change was more than just another international agreement on another complex international issue.  It reflects the acknowledgment and acceptance that climate change is a global issue requiring global solutions. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is therefore deeply dismayed and disappointed by the decision of the…

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  • Photo of Regional cooperation critical in current global environment –UN Permanent Coordinator, Guyana

    Regional cooperation critical in current global environment –UN Permanent Coordinator, Guyana

    United Nations (UN) Permanent Coordinator in Guyana, Ms Mikiko Tanaka on Friday underscored the critical importance of regional cooperation amidst fundamental shifts spawned by changes in policies of the US and Britain vis-a-vis the EU. She expressed this conviction at the onset of discussions between the CARICOM Secretariat and the UN System in Caribbean on mechanisms for the effective implementation…

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  • Photo of Community Council Meets in Guyana

    Community Council Meets in Guyana

    The Fortieth Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council of Ministers is taking place at the CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana, today Monday 29 May 2017, with preparations for the upcoming 38th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government among matters listed for the Ministers’ attention. The 38th Meeting of Heads of Government is scheduled for Grenada on 4 – 6 July 2017, and…

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  • Photo of “A distinct honour’:  CARICOM SG on Award from the Government of Guyana

    “A distinct honour’:  CARICOM SG on Award from the Government of Guyana

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has been awarded Guyana’s Cacique’s Crown of Honour, the second highest award in the Order of Service of Guyana. Ambassador LaRocque was named among 69 persons honoured under the Order of Roraima of Guyana and the Order of  Service of Guyana, on the occasion of Guyana’s 51st Anniversary of Independence.  President David Granger announced the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Bureau holds meeting

    CARICOM Bureau holds meeting

    CARICOM Chairman, President Granger of Guyana  hosting a meeting of the Bureau of the Conference, via video conference, from the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, Friday. The Bureau is a Sub-Committee of the Conference of Heads of Government, comprising the Incoming, Incumbent and Outgoing Chairpersons of the Conference, identified in accordance with the approved Rotation Schedule for the…

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  • Photo of Happy 51st Guyana!

    Happy 51st Guyana!

    Congratulatory Message from the Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on the occasion of the Fifty-First Anniversary of Independence of Guyana on 26 May 2017.   On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) I extend warm congratulations to the Government and People of Guyana on the occasion of the 51st Anniversary of the country’s Independence. The progress made by Guyana…

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  • Photo of Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) – Statement on the Situation in Venezuela

    Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) – Statement on the Situation in Venezuela

    Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) gathered in Bridgetown, Barbados, at the Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) deliberated on the changes taking place in the international environment as well as in their wider regional environment and on their implications for the coordinated foreign policy positioning of their countries. They reiterated the importance they…

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