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  • Photo of Secretary-General hails signing of CARICOM-FIFA MOU

    Secretary-General hails signing of CARICOM-FIFA MOU

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has hailed the signing of an MOU between CARICOM and FIFA as opening avenues to positively impact the lives of youth within the Region. Ambassador LaRocque and FIFA’s President Mr Gianni Infantino signed the memorandum in a virtual ceremony, Monday. It creates a framework for further collaboration between football’s world government…

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  • Photo of FIFA and CARICOM enter into landmark collaboration agreement

    FIFA and CARICOM enter into landmark collaboration agreement

    FIFA and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration, with the aim of promoting sports integrity and social responsibility while furthering the development of football in the region. The landmark agreement was signed by CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and FIFA President Gianni Infantino at a virtual ceremony attended by the…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General addresses High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    Secretary-General addresses High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    “The prevailing view is that Member States can ‘recover better’ from these exogenous shocks with the help of an accelerated clean energy transition. This would deliver long-term economic growth and job creation, in particular, whilst addressing our resilience and sustainable development needs in general. “For this to happen, the collective strengths of partners must be leveraged. A front-loaded and fast-tracked…

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  • Photo of Statement on the Decisions of the Special Meeting of CXC’s Council on the 2021 Regional Examinations Strategy

    Statement on the Decisions of the Special Meeting of CXC’s Council on the 2021 Regional Examinations Strategy

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) has engaged with regional governments and other key stakeholders from across the region on the conception and planning of the 2021 regional examinations and registers its appreciation for their enriching contributions. A Special Meeting of Council was held on Tuesday, 25 May 2021 and members reviewed and accepted a report from CXC’s…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Guyana on its 55th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Guyana on its 55th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Guyana on the country’s Fifty-fifth Anniversary of Independence. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a congratulatory Message to Guyana’s President  Guyana, His Excellency Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, lauded the country’s pivotal role in shaping the regional integration movement. Here’s the full text of the Secretary-General’s congratulatory message: “Excellency: On…

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  • Photo of Jamaica grants licence for third telecoms provider: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica grants licence for third telecoms provider: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Cabinet of the Government of Jamaica has given its approval for a third telecommunications service provider, Rock Mobile, to be granted a licence to operate locally. According to Technology Minister Daryl Vaz, the RFP for the new provider is in keeping with the Government’s policy objectives to increase broadband access to unserved and underserved areas; promote competition, innovation and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat wraps up pilot project involving Belize and Guyana High School teachers exchanging classes online

    CARICOM Secretariat wraps up pilot project involving Belize and Guyana High School teachers exchanging classes online

    The CARICOM Secretariat’s pilot project with High School teachers in Belize and Guyana teaching each other’s classes online finished today. Mr. Albert Inshanally of Queen’s College Guyana taught the class of Ms. Stefphoney Grinage of Sacred Heart College in Belize. Approximately 70 students participated in the merged classes with a lesson focusing on Regional Integration and the CSME. Mr. Inshanally…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG participates in Post-Disaster Recovery Roundtable

    CARICOM SG participates in Post-Disaster Recovery Roundtable

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Thursday joined the former United States President Mr Bill Clinton, some CARICOM leaders and other high-level officials for a Clinton Global Initiative Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery Private Roundtable. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque presenting to the Roundtable Former United States President Bill Clinton Prime Ministers Hon. Mia Mottley of Barbados,  Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit of…

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  • Photo of New Ambassador of Portugal to CARICOM accredited

    New Ambassador of Portugal to CARICOM accredited

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque accepted the Letter of Credence accrediting H.E. Carlos Nuno Almeida de Sousa Amaro as the new Ambassador of Portugal to CARICOM on Wednesday, 19 May 2021. The Secretary-General and the new Ambassador presented remarks at the virtual accreditation ceremony. Please read the remarks at the links below: Remarks: Ambassador Amaro Remarks: Secretary-General

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  • Photo of Statement by the  Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is gravely concerned by the recent escalation in violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians. CARICOM joins the international community in calling for an immediate ceasefire and end to hostilities. CARICOM continues to support the United Nations’ efforts towards a two-state solution as the best way forward. 19 May 2021

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