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  • Photo of Message From CARICOM Chairman On the 186th Anniversary Of The Abolition Of Slavery

    Message From CARICOM Chairman On the 186th Anniversary Of The Abolition Of Slavery

    THE 186th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN THE CARICOM MEMBER-COUNTRIES WHICH WERE COLONISED BY BRITAIN BY DR. THE HONOURABLE RALPH E. GONSALVES PRIME MINISTER OF ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) On August 1, 2020, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) commemorates the l86th  anniversary of the abolition of the enslavement of Africans in…

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  • Photo of Statement by the CARICOM Secretary-General on the passing of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur

    Statement by the CARICOM Secretary-General on the passing of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur

    STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE, SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) ON THE PASSING OF PROFESSOR OWEN ARTHUR, FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF BARBADOS It is with deep regret that I learnt of the passing of Professor Owen Arthur, the former Prime Minister of Barbados. During his tenure as Prime Minister for an unprecedented three consecutive terms from 1994 to 2008, Professor Arthur…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman’s Statement on the passing of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur

    CARICOM Chairman’s Statement on the passing of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur

    Statement on the Passing of Owen Seymour Arthur, former Prime Minister of Barbados by Dr. the Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Owen Seymour Arthur, the distinguished former Prime Minister of Barbados, a titan of regional integration, and a most esteemed son of our Caribbean civilisation, passed…

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  • Photo of VIRTUAL SECURITY CONFERENCE 2020

    VIRTUAL SECURITY CONFERENCE 2020

    From 27 – 31 July 2020, CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) will host the first ever Virtual Security Conference in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), under the heading of ‘Securing Our Caribbean Community Within The Era Of Covid-19 and Beyond’. The crisis presented by coronavirus (COVID-19) is unprecedented in CARICOM. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Governments across…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Receives Medical Supplies from the People’s Republic of China
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    CARPHA Receives Medical Supplies from the People’s Republic of China

    The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) received medical supplies from the People’s Republic of China to help in the fight against COVID-19. As the follow-up to the special vice-ministerial meeting on COVID-19 via video link on 12 May, 2020, that China and nine Caribbean countries attended, China provides medical supplies respectively to participating countries as well as the CARICOM Secretariat,…

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  • Photo of TAPSEC Hosts Free Virtual Training for Financial Institutions in Evaluating Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Investments

    TAPSEC Hosts Free Virtual Training for Financial Institutions in Evaluating Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Investments

    The Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) is hosting a free two-day online training on “Evaluating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments in the Caribbean” from July 23-24, 2020. The training, hosted on Microsoft TEAMS, runs daily from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Aimed at enabling financial institutions with tools to boost renewable energy technology projects, the training…

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  • Photo of Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine Produces Strong Response in Clinical Trials
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    Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine Produces Strong Response in Clinical Trials

    (British High Commission Bridgetown Press Release) A team of scientists at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute and Oxford Vaccine Group has taken the next step towards the discovery of a safe, effective and accessible vaccine against coronavirus. The results of the Phase I/II trial published today in the scientific journal, The Lancet, indicate no early safety concerns and induces strong immune…

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  • Photo of LIAT Shareholders Reach Agreement to Sell Three Planes

    LIAT Shareholders Reach Agreement to Sell Three Planes

    Caribbean News Service (CNS) — LIAT’s major shareholders have reached an agreement, which Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne said could see the airline flying again “in 60 to 90 days.” Prime Ministers Mia Mottley, Ralph Gonsalves and Gaston Browne (Photo via Barbados Today) The shareholders, which also include the governments of Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM CMOs Lauded for Role in Successful Management of COVID-19
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    CARICOM CMOs Lauded for Role in Successful Management of COVID-19

    The Region’s Chief Medical officers were lauded for their role in helping the Region to successfully manage the COVID-19 outbreak so far. The sentiments were expressed by the Director of Human Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Helen Royer. She was giving welcome remarks at an opening ceremony of the the 28th Meeting of Chief Medical Officers of the Caribbean Community…

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  • Photo of Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    Overview On July 15th each year, the UNESCO-UNEVOC celebrates and recognizes World Youth Skills Day (WYSD). World Youth Skills Day is used to recognize the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship, and to highlight the crucial role of skilled youth in addressing current and future global challenges. The rapid global technological advancement…

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