Foreign Policy and Community Relations

  • Photo of UN Secretary-General’s Remarks to the Opening of the Fourth CARICOM-SICA Summit, 3 March 2022

    UN Secretary-General’s Remarks to the Opening of the Fourth CARICOM-SICA Summit, 3 March 2022

    Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,  I want to start by expressing my deepest apologies for not being able to join you in person.   I want to thank you profoundly for your understanding, but I am very sorry I cannot go.    As you know well, pressing global events are keeping me in New York.   My heart is very much with you.  I…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Central American Leaders to meet in Belize, 3 March 2022

    CARICOM and Central American Leaders to meet in Belize, 3 March 2022

    Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Central American Integration System (SICA) will seek to strengthen relations in the face of ‘multidimensional challenges’ when they meet for the Fourth CARICOM SICA Summit on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, on 3 March 2022. The Summit is expected to adopt the Joint Declaration of San Pedro, with…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Hon John Antonio Briceño, 33rd Inter-Sessional Meeting, 1-2 March 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Hon John Antonio Briceño, 33rd Inter-Sessional Meeting, 1-2 March 2022

    Distinguished Heads of Government Secretary-General of CARICOM Ministers Heads of regional institutions Members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corp Ladies and Gentlemen A warm welcome to Belize. I am especially happy to welcome you all to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye batter known as La Isla Bonita. San Pedro is a destination which attracts many foreign and local tourists. It epitomises…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Statement on the situation in Ukraine

    CARICOM Statement on the situation in Ukraine

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) strongly condemns the military attacks and invasion of Ukraine by The Russian Federation and calls for the immediate and complete withdrawal of the military presence and cessation of any further actions that may intensify the current perilous situation in that country.  The recognition by The Russian Federation of the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk represents a…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Statement on the situation along the Ukrainian Border

    CARICOM Statement on the situation along the Ukrainian Border

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned by the on-going developments along the Ukraine border and calls on all parties involved to act responsibly and with self-restraint and responsibility to avoid destabilisation in that region. CARICOM calls on all actors to intensify diplomatic efforts to settle differences peacefully and calls for the respect of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The…

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  • Photo of CARICOM sends message of condolence to Tsunami-hit Tonga

    CARICOM sends message of condolence to Tsunami-hit Tonga

    The Caribbean Community CARICOM has expressed ‘heartfelt sorrow’ at the tragic loss of life from the recent tsunami in Tonga. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett shared the Community’s concern in a message of condolence to the Prime Minister of Tonga, H.E. Siaosi Sovaleni: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) views with deep concern the tragic effects on Tonga of the nearby volcano…

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  • Photo of CARICOM condemns attack on Haiti’s Prime Minister

    CARICOM condemns attack on Haiti’s Prime Minister

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) condemns the armed attack on the Prime Minister of Haiti and his delegation at Gonaives on Saturday 1 January 2022 during the traditional ceremony commemorating the 218th anniversary of Haiti’s independence. The attendance of the Prime Minister of Haiti and his delegation of high officials at the traditional celebration of the anniversary of Haiti’s Independence, which…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat participates in International Meeting on support for Haiti

    CARICOM Secretariat participates in International Meeting on support for Haiti

    The Caribbean Community Secretariat was among the countries and international organisations invited by the US administration to the International Partners Meeting on Haiti held by videoconference on 17 December 2021. The meeting sought to gain a sense of what support could be provided by the international community to help Haiti which at present is mired in a multifaceted crisis. The…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General announces appointment of two (2) new Members of the Executive Management Committee of the CARICOM Secretariat

    CARICOM Secretary-General announces appointment of two (2) new Members of the Executive Management Committee of the CARICOM Secretariat

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. Carla N. Barnett, has announced the appointment of two (2) new Members to the Executive Management Committee at the CARICOM Secretariat. They are Ambassador Donna Forde as Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, and Ambassador Wayne McCook as Director General of the Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN). Ambassador McCook replaces Ambassador Gail Mathurin…

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  • Photo of Opening Remarks by Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations to the Second Meeting of Senior Officials of the Dialogue between CARICOM and Canada,  10 December 2021

    Opening Remarks by Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations to the Second Meeting of Senior Officials of the Dialogue between CARICOM and Canada, 10 December 2021

    Co-ChairsSenior Officials of Canada and the Caribbean CommunityGood Morning It gives me immense pleasure to welcome the participants in the Second Meeting of Senior Officials of the Dialogue between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Canada.  Allow me to first  express our sincere appreciation to the Government of Canada for the logistical arrangements put in place for our meeting and, more…

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