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  • Photo of FIFA and CARICOM enter into landmark collaboration agreement

    FIFA and CARICOM enter into landmark collaboration agreement

    FIFA and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration, with the aim of promoting sports integrity and social responsibility while furthering the development of football in the region. The landmark agreement was signed by CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and FIFA President Gianni Infantino at a virtual ceremony attended by the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM forges ahead with Digital Transformation

    CARICOM forges ahead with Digital Transformation

    World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2021 Today, May 17, 2021 the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat joins with the world in observing World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) – an initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The objective of WTISD is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can bring to an…

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  • Photo of Statement from the Chairman of the Caribbean  Community (CARICOM),  Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, on the  selection of the new CARICOM Secretary-General

    Statement from the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, on the selection of the new CARICOM Secretary-General

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meeting virtually in Special Session on Tuesday 11 May unanimously agreed to appoint Dr. Carla Natalie Barnett as the 8th CARICOM Secretary-General. Dr Barnett, a national of Belize, is the first woman and the first Belizean to be selected for the post. She will replace Ambassador Irwin LaRocque who is completing his…

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  • Photo of Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Virtual, 6-7 May 2021 – COMMUNIQUE

    Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Virtual, 6-7 May 2021 – COMMUNIQUE

    The Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held virtually on the 6-7 May 2021, under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize. The COFCOR was attended by Honourable E. P. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade of Antigua and Barbuda;…

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  • Photo of International girls in ICT Day 2021

    International girls in ICT Day 2021

    DATE: Thursday – Friday, 22 – 23 April 2021 VENUE Thursday: Zoom and Facebook Live (CARICOM page); 10 am – 2pmFriday: Zoom; 10am – 12noonSee also: ITU Girls in ICT FEATURE SPEAKERS FOR THE EVENT Moderator Mrs. Erica Simmons, SMIEE, SMEErica.Simmons@ieee.org+1 876 819 3995 GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIST / INNOVATOR / CATALYST / PHILANTHROPIST A global technologist, innovator, catalyst and philanthropist with…

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  • Photo of PRESS STATEMENT:  On the Fourteenth Special Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government

    PRESS STATEMENT: On the Fourteenth Special Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in Special Emergency session on Thursday 15 April to discuss the situation in St Vincent and the Grenadines caused by the on-going volcanic eruptions of La Soufriere. They committed to continue providing extensive support to St Vincent and the Grenadines and pledged solidarity with that Member State as it strives to…

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  • Photo of Statement  on Volcano Activity in St Vincent and the Grenadines by Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

    Statement on Volcano Activity in St Vincent and the Grenadines by Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has mobilised to support St Vincent and the Grenadines as it faces the possibility of an imminent eruption of La Soufriere Volcano. Following an evacuation order of the immediate area around the volcano by Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, CARICOM Member States have offered support to house evacuees from the affected area. The scientific…

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  • Photo of Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum: Action Plan

    Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum: Action Plan

    Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum: Action Plan At the conclusion of the 10th UK-Caribbean Forum, held virtually on 18 March 2021, the Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom and Caribbean countries, welcoming the Communiqué signed at the Forum, also agreed on the following Action Plan for a two-year period up to 2023, when the next full Forum meeting is currently envisaged.  This…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE – Tenth United Kingdom-Caribbean Ministerial Forum

    COMMUNIQUE – Tenth United Kingdom-Caribbean Ministerial Forum

    TENTH UK-CARIBBEAN FORUM: COMMUNIQUÉ Introduction The Tenth United Kingdom-Caribbean Ministerial Forum was held virtually on 18 March 2021. The Governments of the United Kingdom and the Caribbean again reaffirmed their commitment to the Forum as an important vehicle for dialogue, partnership and cooperation, reflecting the special relationship that exists between the United Kingdom, the Caribbean States and the British Overseas…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General’s Remarks at Accreditation of Kenya’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General’s Remarks at Accreditation of Kenya’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Remarks BY Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, SECRETARY-GENERAL of The CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) on the occasion of THE PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS BY HIS EXCELLENCY ANTHONY MWANIKI MUCHIRI, PLENIPOTENTIARY REPRESENTATIVE DESIGNATE OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA TO THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY GEORGETOWN, GUYANA Wednesday, 17 MARCH 2021 Your Excellency Anthony Mwaniki Muchiri, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM);…

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