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  • Photo of CARICOM Prime Ministers to make post-Elections visit to Guyana

    CARICOM Prime Ministers to make post-Elections visit to Guyana

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will lead a delegation of regional Prime Ministers on a special two-day mission to Guyana, starting tomorrow March 11. The chairman of CARICOM will be joined by Prime Ministers Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica, Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Keith Mitchell of Grenada. In an effort to ease tension in the country…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Transport Minister signs CASSOS Headquarters Agreement

    Jamaica Transport Minister signs CASSOS Headquarters Agreement

    Jamaica Minister of Transportation, the Hon. Robert Montague has signed the Headquarters Agreement of the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS), a Community Institution. Minister Montague signed the Agreement at the 25th Meeting of the Board of Directors of CASSOS at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on 21 February 2020. The Agreement formalises the decision of the Conference of…

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  • Photo of Working Group established to concretise recommendations for a Regional Response to Covid-19

    Working Group established to concretise recommendations for a Regional Response to Covid-19

    CARICOM Ministers of Health held an emergency Meeting on the COVID-19 on Wednesday and agreed to the establishment of a Working Group to formulate recommendations/protocols for a possible regional response to the disease. This second Emergency Meeting of CARICOM’s Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD-Health) was also joined by CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados and  Secretary-General…

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  • Photo of CARICOM mounting election observation mission for Guyana’s Elections

    CARICOM mounting election observation mission for Guyana’s Elections

    Members of the CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) began arriving in Guyana on February 24, to monitor the country’s Regional and General Elections early next month. The full complement of the 14-Member Mission will be in Guyana on February 27, and will be on the ground until March 4. In November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana, Hon. Dr.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM to mount fact-finding mission to Haiti

    CARICOM to mount fact-finding mission to Haiti

    Even though the situation in Haiti is complex and there are a number of views on the way forward, it cannot continue without the intervention of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit stated on Wednesday, 19 February. Speaking at the news briefing following the conclusion of the 31st Inter-Sessional CARICOM Summit in St. Michael, Barbados, Prime Minister Skerrit…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Development Fund To Be Restructured

    CARICOM Development Fund To Be Restructured

    (Barbados Government Information Service) So serious are the issues facing the region that its leaders have decided to restructure the CARICOM Development Fund to enable it to raise additional monies from individuals, companies, institutions, regional countries and extra regional countries. CARICOM Chair, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, made this announcement on Wednesday, during a press conference on the final day…

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  • Photo of CARICOM wants inter-governmental tax body to set standards, rules

    CARICOM wants inter-governmental tax body to set standards, rules

    CARICOM Heads of Government have reiterated the call for the creation of an “appropriate intergovernmental tax body with the adequate means and powers to set standards and rules” which support an equitable and universal approach to an international tax governance infrastructure. The call was made Wednesday against the background of the blacklisting of countries by the European Union (EU). The strategy…

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  • Photo of Multi-Disciplinary Summit Imminent To Address Unacceptable Crime, Violence in CARICOM

    Multi-Disciplinary Summit Imminent To Address Unacceptable Crime, Violence in CARICOM

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will convene a multidisciplinary summit on Security scheduled for April 2020 to have “frank discussions” given the continuing high rates of crime and violence in the Community. CARICOM Chair, Hon. Mia Mottley, made the disclosure while briefing the press at the close of the Thirty-First Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government on 19…

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  • Photo of CARICOM to mount fact finding mission to Haiti

    CARICOM to mount fact finding mission to Haiti

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 19, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have agreed to send a fact finding mission to Haiti in a bid to finding a solution to the ongoing social and political unrest in the French-speaking CARICOM member country where opposition parties are demanding the removal of President Jovenel Moise. See also – CARICOM deeply concerned about political situation…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and United Arab Emirates sign agreement to strengthen cooperation

    CARICOM and United Arab Emirates sign agreement to strengthen cooperation

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the side lines of the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Barbados, Wednesday. The MOU, signed by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Assistant Minister in the Government of the UAE Mr Omar Saif Ghobash, will establish a consultation and cooperation…

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