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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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  • Photo of CARICOM Youth Ambassadors observe International Women’s Day

    CARICOM Youth Ambassadors observe International Women’s Day

    Message from the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Programme on International Women’s Day, March 8th 2021 Message by Mr. Yakub Nestor, CARICOM Youth Ambassador, St. Lucia The COVID-19 pandemic has erased decades of progress towards gender equality. From high job losses to exploding burdens of unpaid care, from disrupted schooling to an escalating crisis of domestic violence and exploitation, women’s lives have…

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  • Photo of International Women’s Day – Secretary-General’s Message

    International Women’s Day – Secretary-General’s Message

    MESSAGE FROM AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE, SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY, ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 8 March 2021 On 8 March 2021, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day, a special observance that was adopted by the United Nations 46 years ago in 1975, during International Women’s Year.   The annual celebration…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE – Issued at the Conclusion of the Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community

    COMMUNIQUE – Issued at the Conclusion of the Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community

    24-25 FEBRUARY 2021 The Thirty-Second Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held virtually on 24-25 February 2021.  The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Chairman of CARICOM at the Opening of the Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by the Chairman of CARICOM at the Opening of the Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    ·        Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Out-going Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; ·        Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community; ·        Other Heads of Delegation; ·        Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of CARICOM; ·        Representatives of Regional and International Institutions; ·        Representatives of the Private Sector, Labour…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by Dr Ralph E Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) My dear friend Keith’s and Secretary-General and colleagues. I want to begin first by adopting every single word that the Secretary General has just spoken and to call those words my own. Therefore, I don’t want to retrace…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General’s Remarks – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Secretary-General’s Remarks – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of   Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of     St. Vincent and the Grenadines  and Out-going Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government of the…

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