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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE – 42nd Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    COMMUNIQUE – 42nd Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE FORTY SECOND REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY, 5-6 JULY 2021 The Forty-Second Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held virtually on 5-6 July 2021.  Chair of the Conference, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley – Outgoing Chairman – to the 42nd Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley – Outgoing Chairman – to the 42nd Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Distinguished Colleague Heads of Government; Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of CARICOM; Delegates; Good morning,  As we gather here this morning, permit me on all our behalf, first, to offer a note of condolence to our dear sister, the Hon. Mia Mottley, on the passing last week of her younger brother, Warren.  Prime Minister Mottley, our prayers have been with you…

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  • Photo of Design recovery programme to revive economies, enhance resilience – CARICOM Secretary-General

    Design recovery programme to revive economies, enhance resilience – CARICOM Secretary-General

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said that the Region needed to design a post-pandemic recovery programme that would not only revive economies, but enhance resilience as well. Amb. LaRocque gave the advice on Monday, 5 July, during the opening of the Forty-Second Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. He was one of three speakers…

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  • Photo of SG’s Remarks at 42nd Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    SG’s Remarks at 42nd Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    REMARKS BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE on the occasion of the FORTY-SECOND REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY VIA videoconference 5-6 July 2021 Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of Happy CARICOM Day 2021

    Happy CARICOM Day 2021

    CARICOM came into being  on 4 July 1973 with the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas by Prime Ministers Errol Barrow for Barbados, Forbes Burnham for Guyana, Michael Manley for Jamaica and Eric Williams for Trinidad and Tobago. The Treaty was later revised in 2002 to allow for the eventual establishment of a single market and a single economy. Read more:…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government to address key development issues at their Meeting on Monday and Tuesday

    CARICOM Heads of Government to address key development issues at their Meeting on Monday and Tuesday

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government have the COVID-19 pandemic and the Region’s response high on the agenda for their 42nd Regular Meeting to he held online on the 5-6 July 2021. The impact of recent natural disasters, including the eruption of La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the widespread flooding in Guyana and Suriname will…

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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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