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  • Photo of Cayman implements 5-phase tourism re-start strategy: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Cayman implements 5-phase tourism re-start strategy: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Cayman Islands has announced a five-phase approach to reopening its tourism sector. During the first phase or ‘reduced quarantine period’, which began in June, fully vaccinated travellers are subject to a mandatory 5-day quarantine while the unvaccinated undergo 14-days isolation. In the second phase, or “reduced reparations restrictions”, effective August 9, additional travel restrictions will be eased, including the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its 48th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its 48th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the Government and People of The Bahamas on the country’s Forty-Eighth Anniversary of Independence. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a congratulatory message to the Bahamian Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, said the theme chosen for the milestone “A Celebration of Life: Revive us Again” is one in which the wider Community…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE – 42nd Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    COMMUNIQUE – 42nd Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE FORTY SECOND REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY, 5-6 JULY 2021 The Forty-Second Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held virtually on 5-6 July 2021.  Chair of the Conference, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable…

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  • Photo of Jamaica tourism sector rebounds:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica tourism sector rebounds: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica’s tourism sector continues to lead the recovery efforts for the island’s economy, earning US$1.31 billion, of which US$97.58 million has been accrued directly by the Government. According to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, “Based on our run rate forecast of visitor arrivals for June 2021, Jamaica would have received an estimated total of 816,632 visitors since reopening in June 2020.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG gets courtesy call from Guyana’s Ambassador Designate to the US

    CARICOM SG gets courtesy call from Guyana’s Ambassador Designate to the US

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque received a courtesy call from Guyana’s Ambassador Designate to the United States Mr Sam Hinds at the Secretariat this morning. IN PHOTO (from left) – Mr Neville Bissember Special Adviser to the Secretary-General; Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations; SG LaRocque; Mr Hinds; Mr Juan Edghill Jr. Research Officer, Ministry of Foreign…

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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 Youth Excited About Single ICT Space

    CARICOM Youth Excited About Single ICT Space

    Concerned about digital inequities and lack of infrastructure standardisation BY NIKITA BLAIR As we continue our activities in observance of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (May 17) under the theme ‘Accelerating Digital Transformation in Challenging Times’, we sought the views of a sampling of regional youth on the CARICOM Single ICT Space CARICOM has been working to push the Region…

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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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