Foreign Policy and Community Relations

  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet ahead of UN General Assembly

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet ahead of UN General Assembly

    The CARICOM Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) held its traditional Special Meeting on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 in preparation for the High-Level segment of the United Nations General Assembly which begins in New York on 21 September. The Meeting, held virtually, also allowed Ministers to prepare for their meetings with non-CARICOM States which will take place in the…

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  • Photo of Agriculture development discussed as SG accredits Brazil’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Agriculture development discussed as SG accredits Brazil’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Scope for collaboration in agricultural development was one of the main items discussed by Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)Her Excellency Carla Barnett and Her Excellency Maria Clara Duclos Carisio, Brazil’s new Ambassador to CARICOM. Ambassador Carisio presented her credentials to Secretary-General Barnett in a ceremony at the Georgetown, Guyana headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat on Thursday 16 September. Apart…

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  • Photo of Bahamians vote today in General Elections;  CARICOM Observers monitoring polling day

    Bahamians vote today in General Elections; CARICOM Observers monitoring polling day

    Bahamians are voting in General Elections today, Thursday 16 September 2021. The incumbent Free National Movement (FNM) of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and the main opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) headed by opposition Leader Phillip Davis are both fielding full slates of 39 candidates.  The smaller Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is fielding 20 and there is a Coalition of…

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  • Photo of Arrival Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas

    Arrival Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas

    The CARICOM Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas has been meeting with key stakeholders ahead of the country’s General Elections on Thursday 16 September 2021. The Mission, headed by Mr. Ian S. Hughes of Antigua and Barbuda has been engaging the political parties, security officials and civil society organisations, and will now turn its attention to monitoring Thursday’s Election Day…

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  • Photo of Address by Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the 14th Special Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR)

    Address by Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the 14th Special Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR)

    Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration of Belize, and Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR); Honourable Ministers and Other Representatives of Member States; Excellencies; Colleagues. It is with great pleasure that I join you at this Fourteenth Special Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations, being held virtually in…

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  • Photo of CARICOM AFRICAN LEADERS IDENTIFY AREAS OF CO-OPERATION AT HISTORIC FIRST SUMMIT

    CARICOM AFRICAN LEADERS IDENTIFY AREAS OF CO-OPERATION AT HISTORIC FIRST SUMMIT

    Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Africa have committed to strengthen collaboration and unity and to foster increased trade, investment and people-to-people engagement between the two regions. The commitment was given during the historic First CARICOM-Africa Summit hosted by Kenya and held virtually on 7 September 2021. His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, Chair…

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  • Photo of Create pathways of accord between Africa, the Caribbean – CARICOM Chair at historic #AfricaCARICOMSummit

    Create pathways of accord between Africa, the Caribbean – CARICOM Chair at historic #AfricaCARICOMSummit

    Statement by the Honourable Gaston Browne, Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, to the Africa-CARICOM Summit, 7 September 2021   Distinguished Heads of State and Government of the African Union and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  Secretaries-General of the African Union and CARICOM Brothers and Sisters of Africa and the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of ‘Closer collaboration will undoubtedly be to our mutual benefit’ – PM Keith Rowley tells #Africa-CARICOMSummit

    ‘Closer collaboration will undoubtedly be to our mutual benefit’ – PM Keith Rowley tells #Africa-CARICOMSummit

    STATEMENT by  Dr THE HONOURABLE KEITH ROWLEY, PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO AND IMMEDIATE FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIRST AFRICA-CARICOM SUMMIT Mr ChairmanYour ExcellenciesColleaguesFriendsGood day. Today’s high-level engagement between CARICOM and Africa is a historic one. It is fitting that this First Summit is being held during the United Nations’ International Decade…

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  • Photo of President Kenyatta Roots For Closer Cooperation Between Africa And The Caribbean In Confronting Common Challenges #AfricaCARICOMSummit

    President Kenyatta Roots For Closer Cooperation Between Africa And The Caribbean In Confronting Common Challenges #AfricaCARICOMSummit

    NAIROBI, 7 September 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday advocated for the forging of closer working partnerships between African and Caribbean nations so as to raise their power of overcoming common challenges such as Covid-19, climate change and public debt. Speaking when he hosted the first African-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of State and Government meeting, President Kenyatta said leaders of…

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  • Photo of ‘Today we are committing to forge a new more permanent alliance’ – CARICOM Secretary-General #AfricaCARICOMSummit

    ‘Today we are committing to forge a new more permanent alliance’ – CARICOM Secretary-General #AfricaCARICOMSummit

    REMARKS BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) HER EXCELLENCY CARLA BARNETT, PhD, CBE on THE occasion OF THE FIRST AFRICA-CARICOM SUMMIT , 7 SEPTEMBER 2021 CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett Chairman, Your Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya; Other Excellencies Heads of State and Government. The cycle of history has brought us together again. Centuries…

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