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  • Photo of PRESS STATEMENT: Departure of CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Suriname

    PRESS STATEMENT: Departure of CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Suriname

    The CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission (CEOM) is scheduled to depart Suriname on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 after having spent a full two weeks in Suriname observing, not only the Election Day activities of 25th May, but also the Pre and Post-Election Day phases.  On the eve of its departure from Suriname, the CEOM is pleased to be able to report that…

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  • Photo of Use crisis to propel Region into future – business leader

    Use crisis to propel Region into future – business leader

    The COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted the Region into the future, as far as the jobs landscape was concerned, regional business leader and author, Mr. Wayne Chen, said Wednesday. He was at the time speaking during a three-hour CARICOM Digital Dialogue hosted by the CARICOM Girls ICT Partnership. It was held via the Zoom and Facebook platforms under the theme ‘Jobs,…

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  • Photo of COVID-19 test requirement for visitors being reconsidered: CARICOM BUSINESS

    COVID-19 test requirement for visitors being reconsidered: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Government of Antigua and Barbuda says it is reconsidering asking tourists to quarantine at their hotel and could also drop the requirement for an advanced COVID-19 negative test result. This as the island is slated to reopen its borders on June 1 with tourist arrivals expected within a few days after that. Information Minister Melford Nicholas says “it’s not…

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  • Photo of CARICOM celebrates 63rd Anniversary of Africa Day

    CARICOM celebrates 63rd Anniversary of Africa Day

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the people of Africa on the 63rd Anniversary of Africa Day, 25 May 2020. CARICOM Chair, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, in a congratulatory message, said the invitation to the Caribbean Community to participate in this Africa Day underlines the strengthening of relations between the Community and Africa. She said this…

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  • Photo of Second Digital Dialogue Focuses on Work, Opportunities in Post-COVID Caribbean
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    Second Digital Dialogue Focuses on Work, Opportunities in Post-COVID Caribbean

    Following the hugely successful inaugural CARICOM Digital Dialogue, the CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership will host another regional virtual session on 27 May 2020. For this discussion that begins at 10 am and concludes at 1pm, business leader, and author, Mr. Wayne Christopher Chen, LLB, JP, will be the featured speaker. The topic, ‘Jobs, work and opportunities in the post-COVID…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT – European Commission Publication of List of High Risk Jurisdictions with Strategic Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (AML-CFT) Deficiencies

    STATEMENT – European Commission Publication of List of High Risk Jurisdictions with Strategic Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (AML-CFT) Deficiencies

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) deplores the latest attack by the European Commission on the economic well-being of some of our Member States who were named on 7th May 2020, in a list of third countries with strategic Anti-Money Laundering/ Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies, and which would therefore be subject to enhanced due diligence measures by European Union…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair addresses 73rd World Health Assembly
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    CARICOM Chair addresses 73rd World Health Assembly

    “The Caribbean region’s economies ranks among the most travel and tourism- dependent economies in the world.  This has exposed our people and our economies in a way that we have not experienced since becoming independent nations more than fifty years ago in some instances.” The full address: ADDRESS TO THE 73rd WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY by THE HONOURABLE MIA MOTTLEY, PRIME MINISTER…

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  • Photo of CARICAD Develops COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan Template

    CARICAD Develops COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan Template

    The Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) has created a COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan Template, ” in response to an expressed need among senior public officers for guidelines and suggestions to assist them in responding to the unprecedented organisational, leadership, teamwork, management and work-implementation challenges that have arisen during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Please click on Link or Image below…

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  • Photo of Joint Statement by the Heads of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, the Caribbean Community, and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat on the COVID-19 Pandemic
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    Joint Statement by the Heads of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, the Caribbean Community, and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat on the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic impact on the entire world population requires the global community to work together to address the consequences to human health and disruptive effects on an interconnected world economy. The devastating COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping our world and exacerbating inequalities in our societies. Together, we must ensure coordinated and inclusive response…

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  • Photo of TWENTY-THIRD MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR), VIRTUAL, 7-8 MAY 2020

    TWENTY-THIRD MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR), VIRTUAL, 7-8 MAY 2020

    COMMUNIQUÉ The Twenty-Third Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held virtually on the 7-8 May 2020, under the Chairmanship of His Excellency Dr. Claude Joseph, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Republic of Haiti. The COFCOR was attended by the Honourable E. P. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign…

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