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  • Photo of Secretary-General holds wide ranging discussions with Japan’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General holds wide ranging discussions with Japan’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Her Excellency Carla Barnett and Japanese Ambassador to CARICOM His Excellency Tatsuo Hirayama both praised the excellent relations between the two sides during a courtesy call by the Ambassador to the Secretary-General on Wednesday at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Georgetown, Guyana Headquarters. Discussions centred around Japanese assistance to the Community, and included climate change, disaster risk…

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  • Photo of CARICOM-Japan partnership supporting improvements to teaching profession

    CARICOM-Japan partnership supporting improvements to teaching profession

    The Government of Japan is supporting member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with harmonizing national teaching standards with those articulated in the CARICOM Standards for Teachers, Educational Leaders, and Teacher Educators. Over 150 stakeholders participated in three one-day orientations workshops for the Development of National Standards for the Teaching Profession from July 19-23. Discussions centered on the strengthening and…

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  • Photo of Foreign Minister Motegi Visits Jamaica (Seventh Japan-CARICOM Ministerial-Level Conference)

    Foreign Minister Motegi Visits Jamaica (Seventh Japan-CARICOM Ministerial-Level Conference)

    On July 20, commencing at 1 p.m. (3 a.m. on July 21 Japan time) for two hours, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting Jamaica, attended the Seventh Japan-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministerial-Level Conference, which was held online. At the outset of the meeting, Minister Motegi expressed his condolences over the murder of H.E. Mr. Jovenel…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General Holds Talks With Japanese Ambassador

    Secretary-General Holds Talks With Japanese Ambassador

    As the Caribbean Community continues to strengthen cooperation with Japan, Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday met with Japanese Ambassador to CARICOM HE Mr Mitsuhiko Okada.  The Secretary-General was joined at the meeting by Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations Ambassador Colin Granderson and other Secretariat officials.  Ambassador Okada was accompanied by Mrs Mari Okada and First Secretary Ms Chiharu…

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  • Photo of CARICOM joins Japan in mourning flood deaths

    CARICOM joins Japan in mourning flood deaths

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed deepest condolences to the Government and People of Japan in the face of the tragic loss of life, widespread destruction and continuing suffering wrought by torrential rains and floods in Central and Western Japan. “The Caribbean Community conveys its heartfelt sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives and the families of…

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  • CRFM, JICA concluding innovative Caribbean Fisheries Co-management project

    BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 (CRFM)—An innovative fisheries project, which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has been coordinating since 2013 with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) across six OECS Member States, is nearing its end. The Caribbean Fisheries Co-Management Project (CARIFICO) was developed in 2012. Between 2009 and 2012, CRFM and JICA worked on developing a master plan for the…

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  • Photo of Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

    Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

    Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected women and men for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference New York, 21 November 2017 – In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised…

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  • More than 50% of electricity demand to be supplied by Renewables

    The Government is projecting that within two years, more than half of Jamaica’s electricity demand, totalling nearly 700 megawatts will be generated from renewable  sources. According to Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, this is based on the Government’s “aggressive” approach to fuel diversification resulting in over 200 megawatts  of renewable energy already being supplied to the national…

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  • The Caribbean Community and Japan to discuss strengthening cooperation

    Senior officials from the Caribbean Community and Japan hold the 18th CARICOM-Japan Consultation on Tuesday 14 March at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. The fifth Japan-CARICOM Ministerial Level conference The consultation will, among other things, review CARICOM-Japan cooperation since their last Ministerial Meeting in 2016,  and examine the CARICOM-Japan Friendship and Cooperation Fund and its current and planned projects. Technical…

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  • Photo of CEBO initiative expected to continually benefit Guyanese youth

    CEBO initiative expected to continually benefit Guyanese youth

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Regional Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO) now being introduced in Guyana is expected to be an initiative that will continually benefit Guyanese youth.  That’s the word from Director, Human Development at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Ms. Myrna Bernard on Monday during the opening of a CEBO training of trainers workshop…

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