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  • Photo of Community Council Meets in Guyana

    Community Council Meets in Guyana

    The Fortieth Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council of Ministers is taking place at the CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana, today Monday 29 May 2017, with preparations for the upcoming 38th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government among matters listed for the Ministers’ attention. The 38th Meeting of Heads of Government is scheduled for Grenada on 4 – 6 July 2017, and…

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  • Photo of “A distinct honour’:  CARICOM SG on Award from the Government of Guyana

    “A distinct honour’:  CARICOM SG on Award from the Government of Guyana

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has been awarded Guyana’s Cacique’s Crown of Honour, the second highest award in the Order of Service of Guyana. Ambassador LaRocque was named among 69 persons honoured under the Order of Roraima of Guyana and the Order of  Service of Guyana, on the occasion of Guyana’s 51st Anniversary of Independence.  President David Granger announced the…

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  • Photo of Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) – Statement on the Situation in Venezuela

    Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) – Statement on the Situation in Venezuela

    Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) gathered in Bridgetown, Barbados, at the Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) deliberated on the changes taking place in the international environment as well as in their wider regional environment and on their implications for the coordinated foreign policy positioning of their countries. They reiterated the importance they…

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  • Photo of Communique – 20th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Bridgetown, Barbados, 18 – 19 May 2017

    Communique – 20th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Bridgetown, Barbados, 18 – 19 May 2017

    The Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) took place in Bridgetown, Barbados on 18-19 May 2017, under the Chairmanship of Senator the Honourable Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados. The COFCOR was attended by the Honourable H. Charles Fernandez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade …

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat moving to become Region’s model in energy efficiency

    CARICOM Secretariat moving to become Region’s model in energy efficiency

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is positioning itself to be a model in energy efficiency in the Region. At a simple handing over ceremony on Tuesday, 2 May, of a piece of software to monitor and measure energy use in the Secretariat, CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General, Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan PhD., said that the efficiency that could be gained from use of…

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  • Photo of Strengthening Cooperation – three Caribbean Community Institutions sign MOU

    Strengthening Cooperation – three Caribbean Community Institutions sign MOU

    Three Caribbean Community Institutions, Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) through which to cooperate, coordinate and combine their resources, experience and expertise in the discharge of their obligations to the Community. The signing by the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ), the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA), and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM),…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy gets attention of Regional Education Ministers

    CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy gets attention of Regional Education Ministers

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Education Ministers met in Guyana, Friday, with much of their  attention focused on a Human Resource Development strategy to meet the Region’s requirements for its 21st century  economy and society. The Ministers, joined by senior education officials and other regional education stakeholders at   the  Thirty-second Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD), were scheduled…

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  • Photo of Message From The Caribbean Community Secretariat To Commemorate International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2017

    Message From The Caribbean Community Secretariat To Commemorate International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2017

    The Caribbean Community joins with the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day 2017. The theme for this Forty-Second observance is #BeBoldForChange; a clarion call for all citizens of our Region and the world to play their part in forging more gender inclusive, just societies.   Over the past four decades, Member States of our Community have made legally binding commitments…

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  • Photo of We must rally around the Every Caribbean Woman Every Caribbean Child Initiative – UNSE

    We must rally around the Every Caribbean Woman Every Caribbean Child Initiative – UNSE

    This is the  charge from the United Nations Secretary-General Special Envoy(UNSE)  for HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean, Dr. Edward Greene, in his message on the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2017, being observed on 8 March 2017.   Titled Let us together do what it takes to #be bold for Change, the UNSE also called  for the “…support…

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  • Further UG, UWI collaboration – students to mix programmes between two institutions

    University of Guyana (UG) students will benefit from a mixed programme through collaboration with the University of the West Indies (UWI). Vice Chancellor of UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said UWI is already collaborating with UG on programmes in agriculture, fisheries, forestry, medicine and law among others, but there needs to be full mobility where students can mix their programmes…

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