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  • Photo of CARICOM joins celebration of #UN75

    CARICOM joins celebration of #UN75

    The CARICOM Secretariat this week marked the UN’s 75th Anniversary with a lighted display on its building in Georgetown.The UN on Monday marked the anniversary with the special meeting under the theme ‘The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism’.The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and nationals of its Member States have made significant contributions to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment

    CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment

    CARICOM LAUNCHES PHASE III CARIBBEAN HUB SUBPROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION-UN ENVIRONMENT FUNDED CAPACITY BUILDING RELATED TO MULTILATERAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGREEMENTS PROJECT IN AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC (ACP) COUNTRIES PROJECT Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Acting Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) Mr. Arnold Kreilhuber have signed a new Project Cooperation Agreement approving…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Competition Authorities encouraged to co-operate

    CARICOM Competition Authorities encouraged to co-operate

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) national competition authorities are encouraged to co-operate together in the detection and prevention of anti-competitive business conduct. Senior Technical Coordinator at the CARICOM Secretariat CSME Unit, Mr. Philip McClauren, made the comment today while commending the Barbados Fair Trading Commission (BFTC) and the Guyana Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) for establishing a cooperation agreement. The regional…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Belize on its 39th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Belize on its 39th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Belize on the country’s 39th Anniversary of Independence, while assuring Belizeans of the Community’s continued commitment to working together. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Mr Dean Barrow said CARICOM has greatly benefitted from the commitment of the Government of Belize. “The advice and guidance to the Community…

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  • Photo of Bahamas set to launch e-currency in October:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Bahamas set to launch e-currency in October: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Bahamas is set to become the world’s first country to launch a sovereign digital currency next month. After piloting the so-called Sand Dollar on the islands of Exuma and Abaco last December, the central bank will roll out the e-currency nationwide in October. Officials say it will make digital payments easier in the tourism-dependent economy. Sand Dollar accounts are…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates St. Kitts and Nevis on Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates St. Kitts and Nevis on Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated St. Kitts and Nevis on its 37th Anniversary of Independence, noting that it values the country’s contribution to integration, particularly through its leadership in the areas of Human Resource, Health and HIV AIDS.  The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris is the Lead Head of Government in CARICOM for those…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG meets US Secretary of State

    CARICOM SG meets US Secretary of State

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters, Georgetown, Guyana on Friday 18 September 2020. Here are photos of that visit:

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  • Photo of New Haitian Ambassador to CARICOM accredited

    New Haitian Ambassador to CARICOM accredited

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque expressed his desire to have Haiti increase its participation in the regional Single Market and Economy as he accredited the country’s new Ambassador to CARICOM in an on-line ceremony, Tuesday. Ambassador H.E. Beausoleil Sam presented his credentials in a ceremony witnessed by members of CARICOM’s Committee of Ambassadors, Government Officials in Haiti and representatives of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads agree to Regional Travel Bubble in response to COVID19 challenges

    CARICOM Heads agree to Regional Travel Bubble in response to COVID19 challenges

    CARICOM Heads of Government have taken a major step towards resuscitating the COVID19 challenged  travel and tourism sectors,   with agreement to institute a Travel Bubble among CARICOM Member States and Associate Members which meet the agreed criteria from Friday 18 September 2020.. The Heads took the decision at a Special Emergency Session on Friday 11 September, at which they acknowledged…

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  • Photo of Haiti receives US$7.45-M pay-out from CCRIF: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Haiti receives US$7.45-M pay-out from CCRIF: CARICOM BUSINESS

    CCRIF SPC on September 7, disbursed approximately US$7.2m to the Government of Haiti on its Excess Rainfall (XSR) parametric insurance policy following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Laura. According to CCRIF SPC, Haiti also received a pay-out of US$290,925 under the Aggregate Deductible Cover (ADC). The total insurance pay-outs to Haiti as a result of Laura fell within the 14-day…

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