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  • Photo of CARICOM Climate Change Ministers demand climate justice in Declaration ahead of COP26

    CARICOM Climate Change Ministers demand climate justice in Declaration ahead of COP26

    As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) readies itself for participation in the upcoming global Climate Change conference, COP 26,  it issued a pre-Conference Declaration this week giving notice  that the Region faces a climate emergency and demanding action. The CARICOM Declaration on Climate Change, approved at a meeting of CARICOM Ministers with responsibility for Climate Change, made an urgent call for…

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  • Photo of Happy 42nd Independence Anniversary SVG

    Happy 42nd Independence Anniversary SVG

    CARICOM SG applauds ‘strength of character’, as Vincentians celebrate 42nd Independence Anniversary CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has congratulated the Government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Forty-Two years as an independent nation, noting that the resilience displayed in overcoming the recent traumatic  volcanic eruption in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is a fine example of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government engage Green Climate Fund

    CARICOM Heads of Government engage Green Climate Fund

    As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continued its preparations for the United Nations COP 26, Heads of Government met on Tuesday with the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Mr. Yannick Glemarec. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of the Parties (COP 26) takes place in Glasgow, United Kingdom from 31 October to 12…

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  • Photo of Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network Elects New Chairperson

    Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network Elects New Chairperson

    (Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network Press Release) The Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) held its quarterly meeting on 26 October 2021, where H.E. Mrs. Rossana Briceno, Spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize and Special Envoy for the Development of Families and Children was officially elected as the new Chairperson of the Network. H.E. Mrs. Rossana Briceno…

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  • Photo of CARICOM commodity exporters to grow by 21.1% in 2022: CARICOM BUSINESS

    CARICOM commodity exporters to grow by 21.1% in 2022: CARICOM BUSINESS

    According to the October 2021 issue of Regional Economic Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), published by the IMF, the economic performance was robust in the first quarter of 2021 but lost momentum in some countries in the second quarter, reflecting the rebound in COVID-19 cases. Real GDP for the LAC is projected to grow by 6.3% in…

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  • Photo of Jamaica earns US$1.7 billion as tourism rebounds: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica earns US$1.7 billion as tourism rebounds: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica’s tourism continues to rebound strongly amid the coronavirus pandemic as is reflected in the US$1.7 billion in earnings since the reopening of the country’s borders in June 2020. Since that time, Jamaica has received 1,285,368 visitors — including 8,381 cruise passengers. According to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, the forecast for 2021 is for a total of 1,578,743 visitors and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Chile agree to further strengthen their technical cooperation

    CARICOM and Chile agree to further strengthen their technical cooperation

    The Caribbean Community and Chile have agreed on a programme of activities for the next year as they seek to further strengthen their technical cooperation. Representatives of the CARICOM Secretariat and the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation discussed the ongoing CARICOM-Chile Technical Cooperation Programme at a recent meeting at the Secretariat’s Headquarters  in Georgetown, Guyana. The Meeting issued the following…

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  • Photo of T&T removes taxes and import duties on electric vehicles: CARICOM BUSINESS

    T&T removes taxes and import duties on electric vehicles: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Effective January 1, 2022, Trinidad and Tobago will be removing all custom duties, motor vehicle tax and value-added tax on the importation of battery-powered electric vehicles with an age limit on imported used battery-powered electric vehicles of two years. This policy will be subject to review after 2 years have elapsed. In August, the government said plans were underway to…

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  • Photo of Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture Closing Ceremony

    Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture Closing Ceremony

    The Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021 concludes on Friday, 8 October following a Special Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED).  A closing ceremony will be held at 5pm and will feature the presentation of the inaugural Farmer of the Year and Youth Farmer of the Year Awards.  Representatives of the media are invited to cover…

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  • Photo of REGION’S PUBLIC HEALTH BOOSTED BY PANCAP CAPACITY-BUILDING INITIATIVE

    REGION’S PUBLIC HEALTH BOOSTED BY PANCAP CAPACITY-BUILDING INITIATIVE

    EIGHTEEN (18) CLINICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTITIONERS COMPLETE THREE-MONTH COURSE ON CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF HIV Thursday, 7 October 2021 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, congratulates the eighteen (18) clinical and public health practitioners who completed…

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