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  • Photo of Greater visibility for CARICOM’s interests as strategic position strengthens

    Greater visibility for CARICOM’s interests as strategic position strengthens

    This strategic position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the globe is strengthening as the international community seeks opportunities for engagement, providing platforms for greater attention to CARICOM’s interests and concerns. This was underlined during CARICOM’s participation in the recently-concluded 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and several “side events” with Third States and multilateral groupings. CARICOM had engagements with…

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  • Facilitating Intra-Regional Agri-Food Trade

    This Brief: Informs of the recent study on Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) and Non-Tariff Barriers (nTB), and their impacts on intra-regional agri-food trade. Clarifies, in a concise manner, the context of this long-standing issue and the difference between nTMs and nTBs. Calls for consensus on the need for, and  type of concerted actions to be taken to ‘systematically dismantle’ as opposed…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government recommit efforts to combat NCDs with launch of ‘Caribbean moves’ campaign

    CARICOM Heads of Government recommit efforts to combat NCDs with launch of ‘Caribbean moves’ campaign

    (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, September 27, 2018– Leaders within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) attending the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York met for close to an hour this morning (Thursday, September 27) at a High-Level Breakfast Meeting to assess the progress made in combating Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)…

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  • Photo of Guyana looks to Caribbean Week of Agriculture, COTED, to facilitate greater collaboration with CARICOM neighbours

    Guyana looks to Caribbean Week of Agriculture, COTED, to facilitate greater collaboration with CARICOM neighbours

    (Department of Public Information) Guyana is looking to Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) and the Caribbean Agriculture Week meeting to strengthen agricultural collaboration with Trinidad and other Caribbean countries. Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder speaking on the sidelines of the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Guyana and Trinidad for partnership in the energy and other economic sectors…

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  • Photo of Successful COFAP and CSME Meetings in Barbados

    Successful COFAP and CSME Meetings in Barbados

    CARICOM Citizens can rest assured that their leaders are moving with “renewed passion and energy” to make sure that the Community is functioning. This was pointed out by Chairman of CARICOM, Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica and Chairman of the Council on Finance and Planning, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua, at a briefing to close the Sixth Meeting…

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  • Photo of Final Report – Report of the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana

    Final Report – Report of the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana

    Responding to the increasing calls from the public, NGOs and other stakeholders in the region and amidst the changing global environment, the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government at its Twenty-Fifth Inter-Sessional Meeting convened in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 10 -11 March 2014, mandated the establishment of a Commission to interrogate the issue of possible reform to the legal…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE THIRTY-NINTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY

    COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE THIRTY-NINTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY

    The Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Montego Bay, Jamaica, 4-6 July, 2018.  The Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, chaired the proceedings.  Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister of The Bahamas,…

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  • Photo of What unites us is stronger than what could isolate and divide us – Outgoing Chairman tells 39th CARICOM Summit

    What unites us is stronger than what could isolate and divide us – Outgoing Chairman tells 39th CARICOM Summit

         (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Each country working alone would not get the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) where it needs to be, outgoing Chairman, H.E Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti, warned his colleagues last evening in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 39th Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government, President Moïse…

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  • Photo of We must do more and do it more quickly  – SG urged CARICOM Heads on CSME

    We must do more and do it more quickly – SG urged CARICOM Heads on CSME

      (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     As the CARICOM Single Market and Economy returns to Jamaica, its place of induction, for a review, the CARICOM Secretary-General said while much has been accomplished under its regimes, the Region has not achieved as much as it should have by now.   The humbugs, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque posited ,were that “major policy…

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  • Photo of CSME in focus as CARICOM Heads of Government meet in Montego Bay

    CSME in focus as CARICOM Heads of Government meet in Montego Bay

    CARICOM leaders head to the scenic Montego Bay, Jamaica, for their Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting. The Meeting will be held 4-6 July at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. As it was, more than two decades ago when Jamaica hosted the Eighteenth Meeting of the Conference in Montego Bay in 1997, the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is the main focus.…

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