Foreign Policy and Community Relations

  • Photo of Seize opportunity to help hurricane-hit countries build back better – CARICOM SG

    Seize opportunity to help hurricane-hit countries build back better – CARICOM SG

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States must seize the opportunity to help the countries that were devastated by the recent hurricanes to build back better and become the first climate-resilient nations in the world. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, delivered this charge in remarks he made at the opening of the Forty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) at the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM commends Antigua and Barbuda’s resilience on its 36th independence anniversary

    CARICOM commends Antigua and Barbuda’s resilience on its 36th independence anniversary

    As Antigua and Barbuda marks its Thirty-sixth Anniversary of Independence, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has commended the country’s perseverance in the face of extreme adversity. Residents of Antigua’s sister island Barbuda had to be evacuated in September after Category Five hurricane Irma devastated the island.  “Your resilience and steadfastness brings added strength to the Community”, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque…

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  • Photo of High-level conference to mobilize resources for hurricane-ravaged CARICOM States coming in November

    High-level conference to mobilize resources for hurricane-ravaged CARICOM States coming in November

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will hold a High-level Donor Conference on 20-21 November at UN Headquarters in New York to mobilise international resources for its Members devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This initiative is aimed at rebuilding the devastated Members as the first climate resilient countries in the world and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Joint Declaration

    CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Joint Declaration

    We, the Heads of State and/or Government of the Caribbean Community Member States and Mexico, gathered in Belize City, Belize, to hold the Fourth CARICOM–Mexico Summit; Inspired by four decades of dialogue and friendship; Committed to strengthening ties between CARICOM and Mexico; Dedicated to the integrated regional development and the economic prosperity of our countries; Inspired by Mexico’s renewed commitment…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Mexico agree to strengthen ties in disaster risk management; other critical areas

    CARICOM and Mexico agree to strengthen ties in disaster risk management; other critical areas

    CARICOM and Mexico, which both recently suffered devastating natural disasters, have agreed to strengthen cooperation in disaster risk management. The agreement forms part of a Joint Declaration issued at the end of the Fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit held in Belize on Wednesday 25 October 2017 under the joint chairmanship of CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada and the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM mourns the loss of life in Mexico

    CARICOM mourns the loss of life in Mexico

             The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has joined the international community in mourning the tragic loss of life wrought by the September 19th earthquake in Mexico City. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday despatched a message of condolence to the government and people of Mexico, expressing his anguish with the widespread destruction and continuing trauma there.  This…

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  • Photo of US stands in solidarity with Dominica, Caribbean

    US stands in solidarity with Dominica, Caribbean

    The United States said it stands in solidarity with the people of Dominica and all those across the Caribbean region affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria. A message of solidarity from the US Department of State said that the US stands “ready to work with you and our international partners to provide immediate disaster relief. We are in the process…

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  • Photo of CARICOM gripped with compassion at widespread loss of life… – SG

    CARICOM gripped with compassion at widespread loss of life… – SG

      Caribbean Community Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, has expressed “profound condolences” to the President of the French Republic, His Excellency Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron.   Referring to the recent passage of Hurricane Irma over the Overseas French Caribbean Territories of St. Barthelemy and in particular Saint Martin, the Secretary-General in a Message of Condolence said –    “…the disruption, destruction…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its Fifty-fifth Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its Fifty-fifth Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated its Member State Trinidad and Tobago on attaining fifty-five years of Independence, praising both its progress at the national level, and its significant contribution to promoting regional integration. Its  congratulatory message to Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley noted that the people’s creativity and resilience has ensured that the country maintains a dynamism that has…

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  • Photo of CARICOM extends sympathy to hurricane-damaged US

    CARICOM extends sympathy to hurricane-damaged US

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended its sympathies to the Government and people of the United States and especially the State of Texas on the loss of lives and extensive damage to property and infrastructure following the passage of Hurricane Harvey. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a message to US President Mr. Donald Trump, expressed the Community’s confidence that…

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