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  • Photo of ‘Every citizen of this Community must count’ – President David Granger

    ‘Every citizen of this Community must count’ – President David Granger

    The Twenty-Eighth Intersessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government concluded a short while ago. I am very pleased to report that we had two successful days of discussions and decisions on issues that are important to moving the Community towards its objectives. During the course of our discussions, the Conference of Heads of Government reflected on the importance of the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM heads approve draft ICT space roadmap

    CARICOM heads approve draft ICT space roadmap

    A roadmap towards creating a single ICT Space for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is being tabled at the 28th Inter-sessional CARICOM summit for the approval of the Conference of Heads of Government. The Conference is meeting in Georgetown, Guyana to deliberate on a number of critical issues including regional security, economic development and international relations. Speaking at the opening ceremony, CARICOM…

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  • Photo of The Spirit of Chaguaramas

    The Spirit of Chaguaramas

    Address of His Excellency Brigadier David Granger President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana  to the Twenty-eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community The four founding fathers – Barbados’s Errol Barrow, Guyana’s Forbes Burnham, Jamaica’s Michael Manley and Trinidad and Tobago’s Eric Williams – who brought forth the Caribbean Community forty-four years ago,…

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  • Crime and security ‘continues to pose a threat’ to region says CARICOM Secretary-General

    “It (Crime) continues to pose a threat to our community, it is not just a national issue for individual member states, it’s a regional one and hence it demands a regional solution,” CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said. According to Ambassador LaRocque, the issue of crime and security is top among the three broad areas that are up for discussion…

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  • Photo of Guyana to present arrest warrant treaty at CARICOM intersessional meeting

    Guyana to present arrest warrant treaty at CARICOM intersessional meeting

    Guyana will be hosting the 28th  Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM on February 16 and 17. The host country will present the draft CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty for ratification at the meeting. At today’s post Cabinet press briefing, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said, “The adoption of this Treaty will simplify the procedures by…

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  • Photo of Stakeholders want CARICOM Heads of Government to meet on energy

    Stakeholders want CARICOM Heads of Government to meet on energy

    Participants at a recently concluded high level forum want energy to be placed squarely before theCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government to generate speedier action and firmer commitments to the transition to renewables. The general thinking at the Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF V) held from 23 – 25 January, 2017, in The Bahamas, was that while there is…

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  • Photo of Less talk, more action

    Less talk, more action

    While the dialogue and interaction that engagements such as the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) provide are necessary, there is need the creation of a health balance between talk and action. This was one of the messages Organisation of American States (OAS) representative, Ms. Kim Osborne took to the Fifth CSEF now underway in Nassau, The Bahamas. The Forum officially…

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  • Photo of Barbados gets ready for CARIFESTA

    Barbados gets ready for CARIFESTA

    Official 2017 CARIFESTA Logo  (Barbados Today) Barbados is pumping millions into hosting the 13th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) this summer, just weeks after this year’s Crop Over Festival, with renovations to performing venues on the cards and social media being used as a key tool to drive people here. Minister of Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Stephen Lashley said…

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  • Photo of Defining Guyana’s role in CARICOM Energy thrust

    Defining Guyana’s role in CARICOM Energy thrust

    Guyana is firmly committed to pursuing the path of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE), and has taken initiatives that testify to that obligation. The country has embraced the concept of a Green Economy, which is intended to provide a holistic, integrated approach to national development. This encompasses areas such as effective waste management, efficient water management, clean transportation,…

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  • Photo of Studied, deliberate progress in integration movement – CARICOM Chairman

    Studied, deliberate progress in integration movement – CARICOM Chairman

    END OF YEAR MESSAGE BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEN COMMUNITY HONOURABLE ROOSEVELT SKERRIT PRIME MINISTER OF DOMINICA   We have come to the end of an interesting and impactful year for our Caribbean Community (CARICOM).   2016 has seen studied and deliberate progress in our integration movement.  We continue to work to ensure that the people of the Community…

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