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  • Photo of Press Release re: Ninth Special Emergency Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, via Videoconference, 15 April 2020
    COVID-19

    Press Release re: Ninth Special Emergency Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, via Videoconference, 15 April 2020

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) agreed on a way forward in the Community’s battle against the COVID-19 Pandemic at a Special Emergency Meeting on Wednesday via video conference. The Leaders received presentations from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the University of the West Indies (UWI), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and Archbishop Jason Gordon. Dr Joy St…

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  • Photo of FINAL REPORT of the Review Panel on the Governance of Cricket

    FINAL REPORT of the Review Panel on the Governance of Cricket

    Overview This final Report of the CARICOM Cricket Review Panel is the outcome of three months of consultation, interviews, deliberations, and meetings by a five member panel of CARICOM citizens appointed by the Prime Ministerial Committee on the Governance of West Indies Cricket.  The composition of the panel, its terms of reference and the list of interviewees are presented in…

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  • Photo of Guyana/Venezuela Controversy

    Guyana/Venezuela Controversy

    he Caribbean Community (CARICOM) maintains its full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana. Guyana’s border controversy with its western neighbour Venezuela relates to more than a century-old dispute which arose as a result of  Venezuela’s contention that the Arbitral Award of 1899 was null and void. The 1899 Award had definitely settled the boundary between the two countries. (See infographic of timeline)…

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  • Photo of Reparations for Native Genocide And Slavery

    Reparations for Native Genocide And Slavery

    Caribbean Movement for Reparatory Justice We are not beggars! We are not subservient! We do not want Charity and handouts! We want Justice! Reparatory Justice! Sir Hilary Beckles Reparations for the slave era is an issue that has  increasingly resonated  in recent years and CARICOM, at its highest level of decision making, has placed this issue  on the front burner…

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  • Crisis related to Dominicans of Haitian Descent and Haitian Migrants in The Dominican Republic

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to advocate for a resolution to the crisis which makes approximately 250,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic stateless. A 2013 Constitutional ruling by the Dominican Republic (DR) Government effectively renders stateless anyone with foreign ancestry born in 1929 or later. The international community’s response to this decision, established as …

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CARICOM's Response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus

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