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  • Photo of CARICOM Deepens Regional Partnerships to Address De-risking

    CARICOM Deepens Regional Partnerships to Address De-risking

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Saturday September 17, 2016 – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has deepened its partnerships within the region in order to strengthen its efforts to address the withdrawal of correspondent banking services from some regional institutions. Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne, who is leading CARICOM’s advocacy on the matter, recently met with the heads of the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of From fish waste to fish wealth

    From fish waste to fish wealth

    Belize City, Friday, (CRFM)—At a time when countries across the Caribbean region are faced with economic challenges, innovation in one of its prime sectors—the fisheries and aquaculture sector—can spur the kind of growth needed to help buttress the regional economy. However, this kind of change won’t come overnight. The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is working with Member States from…

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  • Photo of Communiqué issued at the conclusion of The Thirty-Seventh Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), 4-6 July 2016, Georgetown Guyana

    Communiqué issued at the conclusion of The Thirty-Seventh Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), 4-6 July 2016, Georgetown Guyana

    The Thirty-Seventh Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Georgetown, Guyana, on 4 – 6 July 2016.  The Prime Minister of Dominica, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, chaired the proceedings.   Other members of the Conference in attendance were Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister of…

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  • Photo of Security, economics high agenda issues at 37th Heads of Government Conference 4-6 July 2016, Guyana

    Security, economics high agenda issues at 37th Heads of Government Conference 4-6 July 2016, Guyana

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government will meet for their 37th Regular Meeting on 4-6 July 2016, in Georgetown, Guyana, at the Guyana Pegasus Hotel. In the search for opportunities and regional solutions to challenges, the Meeting will advance matters pertaining to regional security – economic and otherwise; and the social well being of the approximately 16 million people who…

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  • Photo of Guyanese media briefed on upcoming CARICOM Heads meeting

    Guyanese media briefed on upcoming CARICOM Heads meeting

    Guyana’s Foreign Minister Mr. Carl Greenidge and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met Guyana media representatives on Saturday, ahead of the upcoming 37th CARICOM Heads of Government meeting to be held in Georgetown 4 – 6 July 2016. The Forum, organised by Guyana’s Government Information Agency (GINA) provided an update on arrangements for the meeting and allowed media practitioners an…

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  • Photo of Networking to combat Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases

    Networking to combat Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases

    Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis –  Zika, the latest vector-borne disease, has been reported in more than 30 countries of the Americas. This disease, along with Dengue and Chikungunya continue to threaten the health, tourism, social and economic development of the Region. According to Dr. Joy St. John, Director of Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control at the Caribbean Public Health Agency…

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  • Photo of CARPHA to host Health Research Conference on Family Health in Turks and Caicos in June

    CARPHA to host Health Research Conference on Family Health in Turks and Caicos in June

    Child health, Zika, healthy ageing and HIV AIDS are among the family health issues that will be addressed at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Health Research Conference this year. The Conference, which will be held at Beaches Resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), has received the full support of the Turks and Caicos Government.  At a media…

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  • Photo of CARPHA provides Zika Virus update in Caribbean

    CARPHA provides Zika Virus update in Caribbean

    (CARPHA – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. March 23, 2016. The Caribbean region continues to wrestle with Zika. To date, there has been an increase in locally-confirmed cases of Zika in countries and territories around the Region. CARPHA Executive Director, Dr. James Hospedales updates the public on Zika virus (ZIKV) in the Caribbean region, and reinforces the need for…

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  • Photo of Twenty-Ninth COHSOD concludes with focus on Animation for Development

    Twenty-Ninth COHSOD concludes with focus on Animation for Development

    The Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) came to a close on Friday. Minister for Youth Development and Sports Saint Lucia Hon. Shawn Edward chaired the two-day proceedings where Ministers and officials with responsibility for youth development came together to discuss and make decisions in relation to the youth and culture. The final item on…

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  • Photo of Summit decides on measures to curb Zika virus spread

    Summit decides on measures to curb Zika virus spread

    Prime Minister of Belize and Chairman of the Conference of the CARICOM Heads of Government Hon. Dean Barrow on Wednesday announced a series of actions that CARICOM Member States will take to confront the Zika virus that is affecting the Region. The course of action includes continuous public education, implementation of measures at ports of entry, health facilities, schools, private…

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