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  • Photo of Visit of Delegation of CARICOM Member States to the UN Secretary-General

    Visit of Delegation of CARICOM Member States to the UN Secretary-General

    On Monday, 28 January 2019 a delegation of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), comprising Dr the Hon. Timothy Harris, Chairman of CARICOM, the Hon. Mia Mottley and Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, Prime Ministers of St. Kitts and Nevis, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, respectively, and the Hon. Peter David,  Foreign Minister of Grenada, H.E. Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM Secretary-General, as well…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Delegation to meet UN Secretary-General on crisis in Venezuela

    CARICOM Delegation to meet UN Secretary-General on crisis in Venezuela

    Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis leads a delegation from the Community to meet with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General His Excellency Antonio Guterres on Monday morning to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. The meeting will take place at UN Headquarters, New York USA. Prime Minister Harris will be…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT BY THE  CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF CARICOM ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SITUATION IN THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA

    STATEMENT BY THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF CARICOM ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SITUATION IN THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA

    The following Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) – Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago; Foreign Ministers of Grenada and Suriname [1] ;, meeting by video-conference on 24 January 2019, issued the following statement.   “Heads of Government are following closely the…

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  • Photo of Romania sympathetic to CARICOM’s blacklisting concerns

    Romania sympathetic to CARICOM’s blacklisting concerns

    The Government of Romania is sympathetic to the concerns of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with respect to the blacklisting of some of its Member States by the European Union (EU). The sentiment was conveyed by His Excellency Ambassador Stefan Mera as he presented his credentials on Thursday to CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque as his country’s first Ambassador to the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Argentina looking towards closer cooperation

    CARICOM and Argentina looking towards closer cooperation

    Argentina is offering the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) a platform to engage the global community when it hosts the “Second United Nations High Level Conference on South-South Cooperation, PABA 40” in March next year. It has proposed, as a side-event, a conference with the invited countries and organisations, which are expected to include some of the major economies of the world,…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General Holds Talks With Japanese Ambassador

    Secretary-General Holds Talks With Japanese Ambassador

    As the Caribbean Community continues to strengthen cooperation with Japan, Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday met with Japanese Ambassador to CARICOM HE Mr Mitsuhiko Okada.  The Secretary-General was joined at the meeting by Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations Ambassador Colin Granderson and other Secretariat officials.  Ambassador Okada was accompanied by Mrs Mari Okada and First Secretary Ms Chiharu…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, Norway strengthening already good relations

    CARICOM, Norway strengthening already good relations

      (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday accredited the first Ambassador of Norway to CARICOM noting that the appointment strengthens “already good” relations and signals a new chapter in a long standing friendship with the Kingdom of Norway. Her Excellency Ingrid Mollestad presented her Letters of Credence to the Secretary-General at the Headquarters…

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  • Photo of Panama stands ready for closer cooperation with CARICOM

    Panama stands ready for closer cooperation with CARICOM

    (Caribbean Community Secretariat) As Panama derives growth based on policies aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and oriented towards attracting foreign direct investment that provides resources and transfer of knowledge, it intends to be a cooperation provider country. According to the recently accredited first envoy of Panama to CARICOM, Her Excellency Soraya Cano Franco, Panama’s policies have facilitated growth of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG accredits Panama’s first Ambassador

    CARICOM SG accredits Panama’s first Ambassador

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Thursday 13 September 2018 formalised diplomatic ties with Panama, accrediting the first Ambassador of the Central American country to the Community. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, received the letter of credence of Her Excellency Soraya Cano Franco during a short ceremony at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat, in Georgetown, Guyana. He said Panama and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and the African Union discuss working together, formalising relationship

    CARICOM and the African Union discuss working together, formalising relationship

    Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Deputy Chair of the African Union Commission (AUC), His Excellency Kwesi Quartey discussed the need for continued ACP solidarity in the negotiations for the Post-Coutonou Agreement with the European Union (EU). Negotiations for the Co-operation Agreement between the African Caribbean Pacific Group of Countries (ACP) and the EU were…

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