Human Development

  • Photo of Baseline Report for CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy to be launched Tuesday

    Baseline Report for CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy to be launched Tuesday

    The CARICOM Secretariat, in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank, will hold the  Virtual Launch of the CARICOM Baseline Report for Phase 1 of the C-HRD 2030 Strategy on Tuesday 6 October 2020. The report provides a snapshot of the region’s readiness to report on Key Performance Indicators for Phase One of the Regional Action Plan for implementation 2017-2021. It…

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  • Photo of Crime and Security – a regional problem…  CARICOM SG tells Caribbean Youth Violence Prevention Summit

    Crime and Security – a regional problem…  CARICOM SG tells Caribbean Youth Violence Prevention Summit

    Caribbean Community, (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin La Rocque, called for the full cooperation of all stakeholders within Member States to respond to the issue of crime and security, which he described as a regional problem that demands a regional solution. “The multi-state, multi sectoral response to this challenge is vital for us to succeed in defeating it” [crime], the Secretary-General said.…

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  • Photo of New Year’s Message from Incoming Chairman of the  Caribbean Community Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

    New Year’s Message from Incoming Chairman of the Caribbean Community Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

    As the Caribbean Community enters this New Year 2019, it is with a renewed vigour and determination to maintain the momentum with which we ended 2018. This is the final year of our first five-year Strategic Plan and preparations have already begun for the second Plan which will build on the accomplishments of its predecessor. There is no doubt that…

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  • Photo of Band to gather to protect, empower and uplift all persons with disabilities – says Chair of  Advisory Panel for CARICOM Disabilities

    Band to gather to protect, empower and uplift all persons with disabilities – says Chair of Advisory Panel for CARICOM Disabilities

    The  call of Ms. Kerryann Ifill, Chair of the Advisory Panel for CARICOM Disabilities (APfCD), in a message to observe International Day of Persons with Disabilities today, is for “all governments and citizens of the Region to band to gather to protect, empower and uplift all persons with disabilities who are blessed to live among us!. Ms. Ifill lauded the appointment of  CARICOM…

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  • Photo of Disability respects no one says CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disabilities

    Disability respects no one says CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disabilities

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Special Rapporteur on Disabilities (CSRoD), Senator Dr. Floyd Morris, in a statement to observe International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), 3 December 2018, drew attention to the thin separation between being abled and being disabled. Calling for persons with disabilities to be treated with “dignity and respect” the CSRoD alluded to the high levels of violence…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General highlights Region’s work against Gender-based Violence

    Secretary-General highlights Region’s work against Gender-based Violence

    As the Region joins the global observance of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, progress has been identified in the important area of data collection on discrimination and violence against women and children and the analysis of underlying causes. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque noted the development in a message to mark the occasion. “I am happy to report…

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  • Photo of PM Skerrit announces national consultation on marijuana; downplays its economic impact

    PM Skerrit announces national consultation on marijuana; downplays its economic impact

    (Dominica News Online) Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that the first national consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana will be held on November 16 but has rejected the notion that such a move could have a positive impact on the nation’s economy. “Decriminalisation of certain quantities of marijuana and the use of certain potencies of marijuana for medicinal purposes…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability appointed

    CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability appointed

      The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has appointed a Special Rapporteur on Disability, as it works towards an inclusive Region for persons with disabilities.  The Thirty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) – Health, in September 2018, endorsed the recommendation that Senator Dr. Floyd Morris be appointed to the position, and “urged Ministries of Health to facilitate…

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  • Photo of Leverage influence to promote HIV prevention – PANCAP Director urges religious leaders

    Leverage influence to promote HIV prevention – PANCAP Director urges religious leaders

    (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): Director of PANCAP, Dereck Springer recently held discussions with the Inter Religious Organization of Guyana (IRO) on the role of faith leaders in ending AIDS. The Director is advocating for faith leaders to leverage their influence with the communities they serve, youth and vulnerable populations to propagate HIV prevention including testing and other issues related to…

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  • MARIJUANA -Whither the Caribbean Community

    To decriminalise, or not to discriminalise, or other. That’s the task of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government who have placed the marijuana issue high on the agenda of its Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting in Jamaica, on 4-6 July 2017, and will consider the Report of the Regional Marijuana Commission (RMC). The people of the Community look forward to a decision,…

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