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  • Photo of Barbados records growth of 10%: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados records growth of 10%: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados registered economic growth of 10% during July-September 2021 relative to the corresponding period in 2020. However, for the first 9 months of the year economic activity is estimated to have been approximately 3.2% below the corresponding period in 2020. Indeed at end-September, the gross international reserves totalled $2,865 million, covering approximately 42 weeks of imports. Tourism continued its recovery…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Dominica on 43rd Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Dominica on 43rd Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Dominica on the country’s Forty-Third anniversary of Independence, which is celebrates on 3 November 2021. “The theme of this year’s Independence festivities, “United in Purpose: Our Health, Our Heritage, Our Culture” is a clear rallying cry for Dominicans in this challenging period to continue in their collective actions to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM ENERGY MONTH BEGINS

    CARICOM ENERGY MONTH BEGINS

    Tuesday, 02 November 2021 | Georgetown, Guyana – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in collaboration with key regional institutions, development partners and Member States celebrates CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) 2021, throughout the month of November.   Energy remains a strategic priority for all CARICOM countries, as the region confronts unprecedented challenges in a worsening climate, the ongoing public health crisis, and declining economies. These, and other, issues are captured in…

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  • Photo of CARICOM at COP26 – Prime Minister Mottley addresses Opening Ceremony

    CARICOM at COP26 – Prime Minister Mottley addresses Opening Ceremony

    Barbados Prime Minister Hon Mia Mottley addressed the Opening Ceremony for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), hosted by UK Prime Minister Mr Boris Johnson, in Glasgow, Scotland, today Monday 1 November 2021. Here is the Prime Minister’s presentation:

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Antigua and Barbuda on Fortieth Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Antigua and Barbuda on Fortieth Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Antigua and Barbuda on the country’s Fortieth Anniversary of Independence which it celebrates on 1 November 2021. “Forty years of statehood is a milestone in the history of a country, and there is much for Antigua and Barbuda to be proud of as a nation,” CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’s new Deputy Secretary-General set to take up office

    CARICOM’s new Deputy Secretary-General set to take up office

    Dr Armstrong Alexis of Saint Lucia has been appointed as the new Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Dr Alexis takes up his post from 1 November 2021. Dr Alexis was previously at the United Nations Development Programme where he has had a distinguished career in the Caribbean, the Pacific and Africa rising to the level of Deputy Resident…

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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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