Human Development

  • 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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  • Photo of PANCAP AIMS TO INCREASE MIGRANTS AND MOBILE POPULATIONS ACCESS TO HIV PREVENTION, CARE AND SUPPORT    REGIONAL FORUM WITH EXPERTS TO DEVELOP FRAMEWORK FOR STRENGTHENING INCLUSION OF MIGRANT POPULATIONS IN REGIONAL AND NATIONAL HIV RESPONSES

    PANCAP AIMS TO INCREASE MIGRANTS AND MOBILE POPULATIONS ACCESS TO HIV PREVENTION, CARE AND SUPPORT   REGIONAL FORUM WITH EXPERTS TO DEVELOP FRAMEWORK FOR STRENGTHENING INCLUSION OF MIGRANT POPULATIONS IN REGIONAL AND NATIONAL HIV RESPONSES

        (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)   The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, will convene a Regional Forum for the Development of a Regional Rights-Based Framework to increase access of Migrants and Mobile Populations to HIV prevention, care, support and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM continues implementation of a harmonised  Results-Based Management (RBM) System with visit to Haiti

    CARICOM continues implementation of a harmonised Results-Based Management (RBM) System with visit to Haiti

    Sensitisation seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management (RBM) System moved to Haiti on Wednesday following visits to other Member States. The RBM System, which promotes a more results-focused approach to programme and project management, is targeting a wide cross section of stakeholders including parliamentarians, Permanent Secretaries, International Development Partners, Regional Institutions, Directors and Corporate Planners, the Private Sector, Non-Governmental Organisations…

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  • Photo of Implementation of HRD Strategy will address issues articulated by youth, parents, community

    Implementation of HRD Strategy will address issues articulated by youth, parents, community

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Chairman of the Council on Human and Social Development (COHSOD) and Minister of Education, Science and Culture of Suriname, the Hon. Lilian Ferrier, said that the implementation of the CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy will focus on issues that have been raised by youth, parents and communities of the Region in a 2010 Report of the Commission on…

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  • Photo of HRD Strategy: another step in evolution of development of regional capital – CARICOM SG

    HRD Strategy: another step in evolution of development of regional capital – CARICOM SG

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has described the Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy as another step in the evolution of the development of human capital in the Region. The Secretary-General was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Council for Human and Social Development COHSOD. The ceremony was held at the Theatre Guild Playhouse in Guyana on Wednesday and included a Thought Forum…

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  • Photo of Health Minister encourages other countries to replicate ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign

    Health Minister encourages other countries to replicate ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign

    Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, is encouraging other Caribbean countries to join forces and replicate the ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign into ‘Caribbean Moves’, with the objective of reducing the region’s growing rate of persons living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Jamaica Moves is part of the National Strategy and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, which…

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  • Photo of National Drug Observatories critical to the fight against drugs in CARICOM

    National Drug Observatories critical to the fight against drugs in CARICOM

    The critical importance of Drug Observatories (DOs) was underscored at the Opening of the Regional Seminar for Drug Observatories in the Caribbean on 4 April 2018, in Georgetown, Guyana. The importance of international cooperation and synergies in the fight against illicit drugs was emphasized also to the gathering mainly of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) practitioners, policy makers and researchers in the…

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  • Photo of Evidence-based, data-driven policies to address drug situation, other crimes – Khemraj Ramjattan

    Evidence-based, data-driven policies to address drug situation, other crimes – Khemraj Ramjattan

    The importance of drug observatories in the fight against the illegal drug situation was reiterated throughout the Opening Ceremony of the Regional Seminar for National Drug Observatories in the Caribbean on 4 April, 2018, at the Ramada Princess Hotel, in Georgetown, Guyana. Making the case for evidence-based, data-driven policies and practices, and international cooperation to address the illegal drug situation,…

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  • Photo of Rebuilding immediate and urgent: CARICOM SG tells pledging conference

    Rebuilding immediate and urgent: CARICOM SG tells pledging conference

    Ahead of Tuesday’s   CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference at UN Headquarters in New York, a number of participants engaged in Technical Consultations on Monday. The Pledging Conference is seeking to mobilise support and commitment of pledges to help rebuild the countries ravaged by the recent hurricanes and importantly, to assist the Region to build resilience, given its inherent vulnerabilities. Secretary-General…

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  • Regional Commission on Marijuana holds national consultations in Guyana

     Guyana will host  consultations surrounding the use of marijuana on 6 November 2017; as part of the Caribbean Community’s  call for” careful in-depth research” to inform decision-making on the issue. The Regional Commission on Marijuana, established by CARICOM Heads of Government, will hold a number of focus groups with Youth, Faith-based organizations and special interests groups A Town Hall Meeting…

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