Human Development

  • 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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  • Photo of SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

    SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

                                    SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Chair of the  Spouses of the Caribbean Leaders Action Network (SCLAN), H.E. Kim Simplis Barrow, Spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize and Special Envoy for Women and Children in Belize…

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  • CARICOM, UN to strengthen cooperation at New York meeting

    Cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN) System will be further strengthened around several issues including climate change, security, human development, health and education at the Ninth CARICOM-United Nations General Meeting this week. The two-day meeting begins 20 July 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It is happening against the backdrop of a…

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  • Photo of CELEBRATING WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT: Domestic Workers Rights Leader is Twelfth CARICOM Triennial Women Awardee

    CELEBRATING WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT: Domestic Workers Rights Leader is Twelfth CARICOM Triennial Women Awardee

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) CARICOM will pay formal recognition to yet another distinguished daughter of the soil when it confers its prestigious Triennial Award for Women on Ms. Shirley Pryce of Jamaica. Ms. Shirley Pryce, a veteran advocate for Domestic workers rights, motivational speaker and an “example of women’s empowerment”, joins the rank of some of the Caribbean’s most excellent…

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  • Photo of Regional Human Resource Development Strategy will not sit on a shelf waiting to be implemented – Director, Human Development

    Regional Human Resource Development Strategy will not sit on a shelf waiting to be implemented – Director, Human Development

    Director of Human Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Ms. Myrna Bernard has given the assurance that the Human Resource Development 2030 Strategy will be implemented. She said she was aware that there were many other similar strategies across the Region that have sat waiting to be executed but reassured that it would be different with the HRD Strategy. Ms Bernard was giving welcome remarks…

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  • Photo of MINISTER OF JUSTICE, JAMAICA, CALLS ON PARLIAMENTARIANS TO BE ADVOCATES FOR ENDING AIDS

    MINISTER OF JUSTICE, JAMAICA, CALLS ON PARLIAMENTARIANS TO BE ADVOCATES FOR ENDING AIDS

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) Regional Parliamentarians Forum, 30 – 31 May, Kingston, Jamaica, commenced with a stirring keynote address by the Hon. Delroy Chuck, Minister of Justice, Jamaica. Minister Chuck addressed the need for parliamentarians to engage in more advocacy for People Living with and Affected…

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