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  • Photo of Inaugural CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Expo opens 19 May

    Inaugural CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Expo opens 19 May

    The CARICOM Agri-Investment Forum and Expo will formally open in Georgetown, Guyana on Thursday, 19 May 2022. President of Guyana, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, who holds responsibility for agriculture in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet will open the three-day event at the National Cultural Centre at 10am. Seven other Heads of Government of CARICOM will attend the Forum and will deliver…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat youth programme launches regional mental-health survey

    CARICOM Secretariat youth programme launches regional mental-health survey

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has launched a Regional Mental Health Survey to assess the psychological well-being of young people ages 10 to 29 years. The survey will gather data on youth’s mental state, feelings of health, happiness and comfort, indicators of depression and the support systems they have to navigate challenges. Deputy Programme Manager for Youth Development at the…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) HON JOHN BRICEÑO, PRIME MINISTER OF BELIZE ON CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY’S CANDIDATES FOR COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL

    STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) HON JOHN BRICEÑO, PRIME MINISTER OF BELIZE ON CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY’S CANDIDATES FOR COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL

    An election for the post of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth will take place during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which takes place 20-25 June 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda. The Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community maintains that it is still the turn of the Caribbean to provide a candidate for the position. In that regard, two…

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  • Photo of Foreign Ministers meet to tackle packed agenda

    Foreign Ministers meet to tackle packed agenda

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers meet on Wednesday 18 May to tackle a packed agenda, with climate change, financing for development and CARICOM relations with its traditional partners among matters prioritised for discussion. This hybrid Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) will be chaired by Hon E.P. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration, and…

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  • Photo of IMF: Barbados recovery underway: CARICOM Business

    IMF: Barbados recovery underway: CARICOM Business

    Barbados has met all quantitative targets for end-December 2021 and end-March 2022 under the IMF’s EFF making it eligible for a drawdown of US$23 million. According to the IMF’s Bert van Selm, “international reserves, which reached a low of US$220 million (5-6 weeks of imports) in May 2018, are now at a comfortable level of US$1.5 billion.” The IMF official…

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  • Photo of Grenadians head to the polls 23 June

    Grenadians head to the polls 23 June

    Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has announced that General Elections will be held on 23 June 2022. Nominations Day will be 1 June. Dr Keith Mitchell The Elections are expected to be a straight fight between Prime Minister Mitchell’s New National Party (NNP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), being led into an election for the first time…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat Develops Online Platform for Sustainable Statistical Capacity-Building

    CARICOM Secretariat Develops Online Platform for Sustainable Statistical Capacity-Building

    The Regional Statistics Programme of the CARICOM Secretariat has established an electronic platform for training, research and knowledge acquisition that is aimed at improving statistical capacity in the Region on a sustainable basis. The platform is the Statistical Training and Research in the Caribbean (e-CISTAR) financed under the 11th European Development Fund. One of the deliverables of the Regional Strategy…

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  • Photo of New US$500 million Regional conglomerate on the horizon: CARICOM BUSINESS

    New US$500 million Regional conglomerate on the horizon: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Seprod Limited is moving to acquire a 100 year-old Trinidad & Tobago company, A.S. Bryden & Sons Holdings, “to  create the leading integrated manufacturing and distribution group in the Caribbean,” the companies said In a joint announcement. Their combined revenues is estimated at US$500 million. Together, Jamaica-based Seprod and A.S. Bryden, with a team of close to 3,000 employees, will…

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  • Photo of CARICOM regrets passing of former Foreign Minister who helped to advance Cuba-CARICOM relations

    CARICOM regrets passing of former Foreign Minister who helped to advance Cuba-CARICOM relations

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed deep regret at the passing of Cuba’s former Foreign Affairs Minister HE Ricardo Alarcón, who played a constructive role in advancing Cuba’s relationship with CARICOM.  Mr   Alarcón died recently in Havana at the age of 84. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett sent a message of condolence to Cuba’s President HE Miguel Díaz-Canel: “Excellency The…

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  • Photo of Agri Investment Forum

    Agri Investment Forum

    The premier Agri-Food Investment Forum and Expo will be held on May 19 – 21, 2022 at the Arthur Chung Convention Center under the theme: “Investing in Vision 25 by 2025”. The overall goal of this important event is to achieve the 25% by 2025 vision of reducing regional food imports by fostering accelerated and targeted investment in agriculture and…

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