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  • Photo of PANCAP WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2022 “EQUALIZE”

    PANCAP WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2022 “EQUALIZE”

    (Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS) PANCAP joins the world in observance of World AIDS Day 2022 under the theme “EQUALIZE”. It is a call to action for individuals and collectives to address inequalities, so that everyone can have access to high-quality prevention, treatment and support services and that our laws and policies address stigma and exclusion that hinder access to health services.  The…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG Extends Best Wishes to Barbados on 56th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM SG Extends Best Wishes to Barbados on 56th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM joins the government and people of Barbados in celebrating the country’s fifty-sixth anniversary of independence on 30 November. “The strides Barbados has made since Independence have sustained its pursuit of progress and prosperity. As the People of Barbados unite under the theme “Come, Celebrate Barbados” we are reminded of the country’s significant contribution as a founding Member of the…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening 55th Meeting of COTED, 28 November 2022

    Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening 55th Meeting of COTED, 28 November 2022

    Honourable, Alva Baptiste, Minister of External Affairs International Trade, Civil Aviation and Diaspora Affairs of Saint Lucia and Chair of Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED); Other Honourable Ministers and Heads of Delegations; Representatives of Regional Institutions; Distinguished Delegates; Ladies and Gentlemen. It is my pleasure to say a few words of welcome to this Fifty-Fifth Regular Meeting of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM joins Dominica in celebrating its 44th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM joins Dominica in celebrating its 44th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the Government and people of Dominica in celebrating the country’s Forty-Fourth Anniversary of Independence on 3 November. Please see below CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett’s congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit: “Honourable Prime Minister On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I wish to convey congratulations and best wishes to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG extends best wishes to Antigua and Barbuda as it observes 41 years of Independence

    CARICOM SG extends best wishes to Antigua and Barbuda as it observes 41 years of Independence

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, has hailed the “remarkable progress” Antigua and Barbuda has made over the 41 years of its independence. “Antigua and Barbuda has made remarkable progress in these 41 years of independence, making this year’s theme: “Moving Forward With Unity Strength And Stability” a fitting representation of a people resolute in their pursuit of prosperity, sustainable development,…

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  • Photo of Statement by Chair of CARICOM to Mark CARICOM-Africa Day, 7 September 2022

    Statement by Chair of CARICOM to Mark CARICOM-Africa Day, 7 September 2022

    STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM), HIS EXCELLENCY CHANDRIKAPERSAD SANTOKHI, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SURINAME, TO MARK CARICOM-AFRICA DAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2022 It is my distinct honour in my capacity as Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), to address the people and governments of CARICOM and Africa…

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  • Photo of Second Distinguished Owen Arthur Memorial Lecture by CARICOM Secretary-General

    Second Distinguished Owen Arthur Memorial Lecture by CARICOM Secretary-General

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett on Monday 5 September delivered the Second Distinguished Owen Arthur Memorial Lecture in Bridgetown, Barbados. The lecture was delivered under the theme ‘The Future of CARICOM; Charting a Vision for the Region’s Economic Advancement’. It was organised by the the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Shridath Ramphal Centre, and the Caribbean Development…

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  • Photo of Saint Lucia approves incentives for 20 new tourism projects – CARICOM Business

    Saint Lucia approves incentives for 20 new tourism projects – CARICOM Business

    The St. Lucia government says it is anticipating investment in the tourism industry to surpass EC$320 million as a result of negotiations with various investors during the first 8 months of this year. “Investors are showing a high level of confidence and interest in St Lucia’s economic prospects. This is evident by the level of tourism investments which have been…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General at Opening, First AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum, Barbados, 1 September 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General at Opening, First AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum, Barbados, 1 September 2022

    The First CARICOM-Africa Summit held on 7 September 2021, opened a new chapter in the deep-rooted and strong relations between CARICOM and Africa.  It set in motion various initiatives to further deepen and strengthen relations between the African continent and the Community.  In particular, the Leaders underscored the need to foster increased trade, investment, air travel, and maritime shipping links,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on 60th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM SG congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on 60th Independence Anniversary

    “The People of Trinidad and Tobago should be proud of their outstanding achievements, and of the indelible contributions to the Caribbean region and the world.” – CARICOM Secretary-General CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, has extended “hearty congratulations” to the government and people of Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of that country’s 60th independence anniversary on Wednesday, 31 August. In…

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