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  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Carla N. Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, at the opening ceremony of the Biodiversity Sub-Regional Dialogue and Workshop, 15 April 2024

    Remarks by Dr. Carla N. Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, at the opening ceremony of the Biodiversity Sub-Regional Dialogue and Workshop, 15 April 2024

    Honourable Vickram Bharrat, M.P., Minister of Natural Resources of Guyana; Representatives of Caribbean Governments; Representatives of Regional and International Organisations; Mr. Joseph Cox, Assistant Secretary General, Economic Integration, Innovation and Development and Other Members of Staff of the CARICOM Secretariat; Special Invitees; Distinguished Delegates; I am pleased to welcome you to Georgetown, Guyana, the home of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)…

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  • Photo of Field trials on the horizon for Sargassum-derived fertiliser

    Field trials on the horizon for Sargassum-derived fertiliser

    (Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—A multi-country mission to monitor progress with the regional Sargassum Products for Climate Resilience Project, funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has recently concluded. Representatives from the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited (PFR) met with key partners in Barbados,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, CITES Secretariats raise awareness, build capacity on wildlife protection in Dominica and Grenada

    CARICOM, CITES Secretariats raise awareness, build capacity on wildlife protection in Dominica and Grenada

    Dominica and Grenada are now better equipped to manage and protect trade in wildlife following workshops the CARICOM Secretariat organised recently to ensure compliance with multilateral environmental agreements. The workshops provided technical support to develop national, legal framework and institutional guidelines to implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to which all…

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  • Photo of “My Health, My Right”: World Health Day 2024

    “My Health, My Right”: World Health Day 2024

    On 7 April, the world celebrates World Health Day to raise awareness and encourage action on global health issues. The theme for this year’s commemoration, “My Health, My Right”, emphasises the importance of affordable, accessible, and high-quality healthcare services for all, including addressing inequalities and investing in resilient health systems for CARICOM Member States. By investing in these health systems,…

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  • Photo of CIF GUYANA 2024 PROMISES MORE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GLOBAL INVESTORS AND REGIONAL BUSINESSES

    CIF GUYANA 2024 PROMISES MORE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GLOBAL INVESTORS AND REGIONAL BUSINESSES

    Less Talk. More Business – that’s what global investors, along with regional business leaders, and innovators can expect from the Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF) 2024 when it is held from July 10 – 12, 2024 in Georgetown, Guyana. CIF, now in its third year, is an annual forum created by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) that draws global…

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  • Photo of Message from the Caribbean Community on the passing of The Rt. Hon. Michael de la Bastide

    Message from the Caribbean Community on the passing of The Rt. Hon. Michael de la Bastide

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) mourns the loss of the Right Honourable Mr. Justice Michael de la Bastide who passed away on 30 March 2024. Mr. Justice de la Bastide was the first President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), a role to which he applied his extensive knowledge of the law and administration. He will be remembered for establishing…

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  • Photo of Message from the Caribbean Community on the passing of Mme Justice Desiree Bernard

    Message from the Caribbean Community on the passing of Mme Justice Desiree Bernard

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened by the passing of the Honourable Madame Justice Desiree Bernard on 28 March 2024. Madame Justice Bernard embodied the ideals of distinguished professional advancement, gaining stellar academic qualifications in jurisprudence and blazing a trail as the first woman to be appointed to many significant roles, including Justice of the Court of Appeal of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM HEALTH MINISTERS ENDORSE CARIBBEAN MOVES INITIATIVE

    CARICOM HEALTH MINISTERS ENDORSE CARIBBEAN MOVES INITIATIVE

    In a powerful display of unity and commitment, CARICOM Ministers of Health collectively endorsed the proposed “Caribbean Moves” (CM) framework and implementation plan. They also expressed their support for including the initiative under the current standard Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) agenda item for subsequent Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) Health meetings. The decision to endorse the movement was made…

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  • Photo of Belize Celebrates Historic Ratification of Ocean Biodiversity Agreement

    Belize Celebrates Historic Ratification of Ocean Biodiversity Agreement

    Belize has made history by being the first Caribbean nation to officially ratify the groundbreaking ocean biodiversity agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJAgreement). The global commitment to safeguard 30 percent of the ocean by 2030 hinges greatly on…

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  • Photo of Seventh round of Caribbean Food Security and Livelihoods Survey launched

    Seventh round of Caribbean Food Security and Livelihoods Survey launched

    The seventh round of the Caribbean Food Security and Livelihoods Survey has launched. The survey is is available between 19 March and 2 April 2024, and is open to persons 18 years and older in all CARICOM Member States and Associate Members, as well as in Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. It is available in English, French, Dutch and Spanish, and can be accessed at this link: https://arcg.is/LSiPC  The…

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