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  • Photo of CARICOM celebrates World Environment Day

    CARICOM celebrates World Environment Day

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is joining the global community in celebrating World Environment Day under the theme It’s Time for Nature. The CARICOM Secretariat’s is marking the occasion with the second in a series of five Webinars entitled: The way forward for the Caribbean in Shaping the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, on Tuesday 9 June 2020. Targeting the region’s environmental…

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  • Photo of COVID-19 in Haiti Prisons: CARICOM IMPACS and the United Kingdom Taking Urgent Measures to Control the Spread

    COVID-19 in Haiti Prisons: CARICOM IMPACS and the United Kingdom Taking Urgent Measures to Control the Spread

    Haiti has recorded twenty-six (26) cases of COVID-19 in three (3) of its twenty two (22) prison facilities (as of 2 June 2020). Over ten thousand prisoners are currently housed inside Haiti’s penitentiary facilities which is almost eight times the holding capacity making it the most overcrowded in the Caribbean. Responding to the request from Haiti Prison Authorities to support…

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  • Photo of CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission for St. Kitts and Nevis General Elections

    CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission for St. Kitts and Nevis General Elections

    At the invitation of the Government of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has fielded a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in that country on Friday, 5 June 2020. The three-member Mission will be headed by Mr. Gasper Jean Baptiste, Chief Elections Officer of Saint Lucia, who has…

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  • Photo of COVID-19: CARICOM IMPACS and the British High Commission Extend Support to Prisons in Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada

    COVID-19: CARICOM IMPACS and the British High Commission Extend Support to Prisons in Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada

    Prisons are generally considered to be amplifiers in the spread of infectious diseases and pose a great challenge for authorities working to prevent and contain COVID-19. The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies people in prisons as more vulnerable to COVID-19 than the general population because of the confined conditions in which they live, and proximity with one another – conditions…

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  • Photo of Fighting COVID-19 in Prisons: CARICOM IMPACS and the United Kingdom Partner to Support Dominica Prison

    Fighting COVID-19 in Prisons: CARICOM IMPACS and the United Kingdom Partner to Support Dominica Prison

    Roseau, 29 May 2020 – COVID-19 poses an extraordinary risk to prison populations. Efforts to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 in the Caribbean are likely to fail if strong prevention and control measures are not carried out in prisons. In Dominica, there have been no confirmed COVID-19 cases in prisons. However, with an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Dominica Prison Service,…

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  • Photo of Prime Minister: Criteria Must Reflect Countries’ Needs
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    Prime Minister: Criteria Must Reflect Countries’ Needs

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley participates in a high-level event on Financing for Development in the era of COVID-19 and Beyond – May 28, 2020. (PMO) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has told the global community that criteria and definitions used to determine access to goods and credit in a COVID-19 crisis or afterwards, must reflect countries’ needs rather than…

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  • Photo of Use crisis to propel Region into future – business leader

    Use crisis to propel Region into future – business leader

    The COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted the Region into the future, as far as the jobs landscape was concerned, regional business leader and author, Mr. Wayne Chen, said Wednesday. He was at the time speaking during a three-hour CARICOM Digital Dialogue hosted by the CARICOM Girls ICT Partnership. It was held via the Zoom and Facebook platforms under the theme ‘Jobs,…

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  • Photo of St. Kitts And Nevis Prison is Better Equip to Prevent COVID-19: CARICOM IMPACS And The United Kingdom Provide Support To Regional Prisons

    St. Kitts And Nevis Prison is Better Equip to Prevent COVID-19: CARICOM IMPACS And The United Kingdom Provide Support To Regional Prisons

    The CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) is stepping up donations of basic sanitation supplies and other COVID related supplies to prisons and correctional facilities in twelve (12) CARICOM Member States affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. An air shipment of the sanitation supplies arrived in St. Kitts today. The supplies included infrared thermometers, as well as cleaning products…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair Praises Resiliency Of Caribbean People

    CARICOM Chair Praises Resiliency Of Caribbean People

    The people of the Caribbean have remained resilient, despite the various adversities encountered, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley expressed this view last evening, as she addressed the Virtual Launch of Pan African Festival TT, in commemoration of Emancipation 2020 and African Liberation Day, held under the theme: 1970 Remembered: Reconnection and Recommitment. Ms. Mottley told those…

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  • Photo of CARICOM celebrates 63rd Anniversary of Africa Day

    CARICOM celebrates 63rd Anniversary of Africa Day

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the people of Africa on the 63rd Anniversary of Africa Day, 25 May 2020. CARICOM Chair, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, in a congratulatory message, said the invitation to the Caribbean Community to participate in this Africa Day underlines the strengthening of relations between the Community and Africa. She said this…

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