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  • Photo of Second Distinguished Owen Arthur Memorial Lecture by CARICOM Secretary-General

    Second Distinguished Owen Arthur Memorial Lecture by CARICOM Secretary-General

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett on Monday 5 September delivered the Second Distinguished Owen Arthur Memorial Lecture in Bridgetown, Barbados. The lecture was delivered under the theme ‘The Future of CARICOM; Charting a Vision for the Region’s Economic Advancement’. It was organised by the the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Shridath Ramphal Centre, and the Caribbean Development…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Your Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of the Republic of Suriname and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Other Heads of Government; Honourable Ministers; Head of Regional Institutions; International Development Partners; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Young People of the Region;…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, 53rd Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, 16 August 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, 53rd Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, 16 August 2022

    Dr. Claire Grant, President, Caribbean Broadcasting Union; Ms. Sonia Gill, Secretary General, Caribbean Broadcasting Union; Dr. Tawfik Jelassi, Assistant Director General for Communication and Information, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; Mr. Kristian Porter, Chief Executive Officer, Public Media Alliance; Distinguished Guests; Representatives of the Media; Ladies and Gentlemen. It is truly a pleasure to address this forum comprised…

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  • Photo of Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019

    Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has taken steps to accelerate the use of the measures under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The Conference of Heads of Government in July 2017, approved the Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019 which coincides with the CARICOM Strategic Plan (2015-2019). The Plan is a comprehensive document which details the level of implementation of measures…

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  • Facilitating Intra-Regional Agri-Food Trade

    This Brief: Informs of the recent study on Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) and Non-Tariff Barriers (nTB), and their impacts on intra-regional agri-food trade. Clarifies, in a concise manner, the context of this long-standing issue and the difference between nTMs and nTBs. Calls for consensus on the need for, and  type of concerted actions to be taken to ‘systematically dismantle’ as opposed…

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  • Photo of Successful COFAP and CSME Meetings in Barbados

    Successful COFAP and CSME Meetings in Barbados

    CARICOM Citizens can rest assured that their leaders are moving with “renewed passion and energy” to make sure that the Community is functioning. This was pointed out by Chairman of CARICOM, Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica and Chairman of the Council on Finance and Planning, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua, at a briefing to close the Sixth Meeting…

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  • Photo of Issues impacting lives of CARICOM Citizens get attention at COFAP Meeting in Barbados

    Issues impacting lives of CARICOM Citizens get attention at COFAP Meeting in Barbados

    CARICOM Finance and Planning Ministers were meeting in Barbados Tuesday to advance a number of development initiatives geared towards enhancing the use and operation of the Single Market and Economy. It is the sixth Special Meeting of the Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP) and was convened under the Chairmanship of Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance…

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  • Photo of Regional Stakeholders Consultation to Look at Making the CSME More Effective

    Regional Stakeholders Consultation to Look at Making the CSME More Effective

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is hosting on behalf of the lead Head of Government for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), a Stakeholders consultation on the CSME on 8-9 June 2018 in Guyana. State and non-State stakeholders will examine the CSME and its implementation as currently configured and identify what is necessary to make it…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General addresses Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association’s AGM

    CARICOM Secretary-General addresses Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association’s AGM

    Thank you for the invitation to address your Annual General Meeting this morning.  I always welcome the opportunity to interact with the private sector in our Community, since you are an important stakeholder in our integration arrangements.     The fact that this Association has been serving its members continuously for 62 years is testimony to its value.  It has…

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  • Photo of Happy 214th Haiti!

    Happy 214th Haiti!

    Congratulatory Message to the President of Haiti HE Jovenel Moïse from CARICOM Chairman Ambassador Irwin LaRocque  to mark the country’s 214th Independence Anniversary, 1 January 2018.             “Excellency  The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) extends warmest congratulations to the Government and People of the Republic of Haiti on the occasion of the Two Hundred and Fourteenth Anniversary of Independence. As a nation…

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