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  • Photo of On World Oceans Day, CARICOM invites citizens, partners to join in celebrating, protecting our shared ocean

    On World Oceans Day, CARICOM invites citizens, partners to join in celebrating, protecting our shared ocean

    World Oceans Day is being observed 8 June 2023 The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with its common vision of economic integration and cooperation, is committed to protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development, especially in the face of climate change and its impacts on the ocean. This year, the theme of World Oceans Day is “Planet Ocean: Tides are Changing”. This…

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  • Photo of World Environment Day – Solution to Plastic Pollution

    World Environment Day – Solution to Plastic Pollution

    World Environment Day is the biggest international day for the environment, celebrated by millions of people across the world. This year marks the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day, after it was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. Similarly, The Caribbean Community was also established in 1972 celebrating 50 years of integration, cooperation and development. In this…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’s rich biodiversity remains answer to several sustainable development challenges

    CARICOM’s rich biodiversity remains answer to several sustainable development challenges

    Today is International Day for Biological Diversity. Please read below a CARICOM Secretariat message to mark the occasion: The Caribbean Community Secretariat joins the regional and international community in celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity. This year’s global celebrations bring a renewed sense of hope with the adoption of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework at the 15th Conference of…

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  • Photo of Keynote Address by CARICOM Secretary-General at ‘CARICOM at Fifty’ Symposium

    Keynote Address by CARICOM Secretary-General at ‘CARICOM at Fifty’ Symposium

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, delivered the keynote address Friday morning (14 April 2023) at the opening ceremony of a symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of the Caribbean Community being observed this year. The virtual symposium, titled ‘CARICOM at the Crossroads: Rising to the Challenge of a New Era’, was organised by the CARICOM Secretariat in collaboration with the…

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  • Photo of Regional Symposium addressing Crime and Violence as a Public Health Issue begins Monday

    Regional Symposium addressing Crime and Violence as a Public Health Issue begins Monday

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago will hold a Regional Symposium addressing Crime and Violence as a Public Health Issue, 17-18 April 2023, at the Hyatt Regency, Trinidad and Tobago. Under the theme, ‘Violence as a Public Health Issue – The Crime Challenge’, the symposium seeks to promote dialogue and regional action…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat’s energy use under state-of-the-art energy management system

    CARICOM Secretariat’s energy use under state-of-the-art energy management system

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) – Energy at the CARICOM Secretariat is now managed through a state-of-the-art Building Energy Management System (BEMS). This information technology allows the tracking of energy supplied and used by the national grid and from the Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Plant, which was constructed on the grounds of the CARICOM Secretariat. The staff of the Information Integrated…

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  • Photo of MEDIA ADVISORY:  Regional Symposium on ‘Violence as a Public Health Issue – The Crime Challenge’

    MEDIA ADVISORY: Regional Symposium on ‘Violence as a Public Health Issue – The Crime Challenge’

    A Regional Symposium on “Violence as a Public Health Issue – The Crime Challenge” will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on the 17-18 April, 2023. The Symposium will be hosted by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley and will be attended by CARICOM Heads of Government. Representatives…

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  • Photo of Heads seeking collaborative approach on regional transportation

    Heads seeking collaborative approach on regional transportation

    CARICOM Heads of Government will explore working with companies servicing the Caribbean to find a solution to the current transportation woes facing the Community. “We’re looking at what kind of construct we can bring into play, recognising that there are existing companies that are servicing our islands, and how we can work with those existing entities to seek to alleviate…

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  • Photo of CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY STATEMENT ON HAITI

    CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY STATEMENT ON HAITI

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) notes the efforts made by various groups of Haitian stakeholders to negotiate political accords since 2021 to contribute to resolving the protracted political stalemate. This includes the latest agreement that was made public by the Interim Prime Minister on 21 December 2022. CARICOM urges all stakeholders to come together in their search for a consensus agreement.…

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  • Photo of Preliminary Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to the Antigua and Barbuda General Elections, 18 January 2023

    Preliminary Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to the Antigua and Barbuda General Elections, 18 January 2023

    The seven (7) member CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) which was mounted by the Caribbean Community, at the invitation of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, observed the General Election on 18 January 2023. The CEOM visited 184 of 188 polling stations across 16 constituencies in Antigua. Due to logistical challenges polling stations in Barbuda were not visited. The Mission…

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