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  • Photo of Standards, Codes Critical to CARICOM Energy Sector Development

    Standards, Codes Critical to CARICOM Energy Sector Development

    Joint Statement by the CARICOM Secretariat, Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, and the Caribbean Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality, on the occasion of World Standards Day observed n 14 October 2020 Wednesday, 14 October 2020: Each year, on 14 October, World Standards Day is celebrated as a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of…

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  • Photo of Celebrating Caribbean Statistics Day – SG’s Message

    Celebrating Caribbean Statistics Day – SG’s Message

    MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE ON THE OCCASION OF THE OBSERVANCE OF CARIBBEAN STATISTICS DAY 15 OCTOBER 2020 It is my pleasure as Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, to send greetings on the launch of the Twelfth Observance of Caribbean Statistics Day on  15 October 2020. This year also marks the Third Observance of World…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Blacklisting by the European Community

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Blacklisting by the European Community

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) deplores the ongoing unilateral, arbitrary and non-transparent blacklisting strategy employed by the European Union (EU) against CARICOM Member States. The most recent inclusion of CARICOM States to the blacklist of alleged non-cooperative tax jurisdictions and jurisdictions identified as being deficient in the area of Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT), underscores the EU’s unwillingness to…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022

    CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022

    CARIFESTA, the Region’s premiere cultural festival, which was scheduled to be held in Antigua and Barbuda in August next year, has been postponed to August 2022. The Hon. Daryll Matthew, Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals, and the Arts of Antigua and Barbuda, announced the decision on 8 October, at a virtual meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee. The Committee…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO

    CARPHA Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO

    The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has released a video to highlight its frontline work in the Region’s fight against the COVID-19. The six-minute video titled: CARPHA – Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response, also includes testimonial on CARPHA’s role in its Member States, including from Heads of Government. CARPHA has been conducting COVID-19 laboratory tests for its Member States with…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Formulating Energy Security Strategy

    CARICOM Formulating Energy Security Strategy

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is moving to formulate an energy security strategy. To this end, a group is to be established to immediately begin working on the strategy, focusing on regional energy integration matters. Regional energy integration and security were among key matters around which there was significant agreement when CARICOM Minsters of Energy met during a special session of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG holds fruitful discussions with US Secretary of State

    CARICOM SG holds fruitful discussions with US Secretary of State

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque had fruitful discussions with United States Secretary of State Mr Michael Pompeo at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters, Turkeyen, Guyana on Friday 18 September. The discussions included exchanges on the Covid-19 Pandemic and the severe economic fall-out being experienced by CARICOM Member States, the renewal of the Caribbean Basin Trade and Partnership…

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  • Photo of Webinar on: Leveraging Digital Government and Spearheading Innovative Digital Solutions to address the COVID-19 Pandemic in Caribbean SIDS

    Webinar on: Leveraging Digital Government and Spearheading Innovative Digital Solutions to address the COVID-19 Pandemic in Caribbean SIDS

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges confronting Small Island Developing States (SIDS) resulting in a new array of issues, which could potentially inhibit the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SAMOA Pathway. The pandemic calls for unprecedented action. It requires more than ever innovative and collaborative measures by all countries and the global community to contain the spread…

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  • Photo of CARICOM coordinates provision of essential COVID-19 supplies for Member States

    CARICOM coordinates provision of essential COVID-19 supplies for Member States

    Amid global challenges by small states accessing COVID-19 essential medical supplies, CARICOM Member States have received a significant donation from the World Health Organisation, the Jack Ma Foundation and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The supplies, worth over US700,000, arrived just over a week ago in Barbados – the home base of the Integrated Regional Logistical Hub, operated by the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates Guyana’s new President

    CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates Guyana’s new President

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Dr Irfaan Ali on his assumption to office as Guyana’s ninth Executive President, and said he looks forward to welcoming the new President as a member of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government at its next Meeting. Dr Ali Took the oath of office on Sunday 2 August 2020 after his Peoples…

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