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  • Photo of Monday morning update #LaSoufriere Volcano

    Monday morning update #LaSoufriere Volcano

    The UWI Seismic Research Centre Team has reported a large explosion at La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Monday morning. The explosion took place at about 4:15 a.m. and dangerous pyroclastic density currents (flows) were observed on the eastern and western flanks of the volcano, the SRC Team said.  Pyroclastic flows are fast moving flows of lava,…

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  • Photo of Sunday morning update #LaSoufriere volcano

    Sunday morning update #LaSoufriere volcano

    UWI Seismic Research Centre – La Soufriere Eruption Scientific Update: 11/04/21 9am 1. In the last twelve hours episodes of tremor normally lasting up to 20 minutes have continued to be recorded. 2. The intervals between the tremors have been between 1.5 to 3 hours. 3. Based on visual observations and satellite imagery, the intervals are associated with periods of…

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  • Photo of Statement  on Volcano Activity in St Vincent and the Grenadines by Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

    Statement on Volcano Activity in St Vincent and the Grenadines by Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has mobilised to support St Vincent and the Grenadines as it faces the possibility of an imminent eruption of La Soufriere Volcano. Following an evacuation order of the immediate area around the volcano by Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, CARICOM Member States have offered support to house evacuees from the affected area. The scientific…

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  • Photo of Guyana set to grow by 20.9% in 2021: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Guyana set to grow by 20.9% in 2021: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Guyana’s economy will remain resilient against the effects of COVID-19, maintaining its growth trajectory as the petroleum sector ‘picks up steam’, the World Bank has said. Guyana grew at an extraordinary rate of 43.5% in 2020, having completed a year of oil production. The positive spill-over effects have been dampened by a deep contraction in the non-oil economy, triggered by…

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  • Photo of Bahamas seeking to increase cruise passenger expenditure: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Bahamas seeking to increase cruise passenger expenditure: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Bahamas is targeting a $400m increase in annual passenger spending after data revealed more than 40% spent less than $50 in Nassau pre-COVID, thereby seeking to increase expenditure to $100 per head. According to the Ministry of Tourism in The Bahamas, data for 2019, the last full year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, revealed that 43% of cruise passengers…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Press Release on the AfCAR Joint Statement delivered on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

    CARICOM Press Release on the AfCAR Joint Statement delivered on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

    The CARICOM and African Group of countries made history in the United Nations today, when 68 member-countries of the two groupings delivered a joint statement as part of a new geopolitical grouping, which will be known as AfCAR (Africa Group-CARICOM).  The occasion was the meeting of the UN General Assembly “to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims…

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  • Photo of CARICAD: Horizon Newsletter Vol 4 Issue 1

    CARICAD: Horizon Newsletter Vol 4 Issue 1

    Time to Adapt From the Executive Director’s Desk “We are living in unprecedented times. We are traveling through unchartered waters. The times in which we are living are uncertain, complex, insecure and anxiety-inducing. The COVID-19 crisis has greatly intensified the uncertainty, complexity and anxiety. The crisis has now gone past a year in duration and there is as yet no…

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  • Photo of UN Security Council recognises CARICOM’s engagement with Haiti

    UN Security Council recognises CARICOM’s engagement with Haiti

    The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is encouraging the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to continue its active engagement with Haiti to try and resolve the on-going situation in the Community’s Member State. A statement issued by the Security Council, which is being presided over by the United States, “recognizes the important role of neighbouring countries and regional organizations such as the…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Secretary-General – Accreditation of new Ambassador of the Holy See to CARICOM

    Remarks by the Secretary-General – Accreditation of new Ambassador of the Holy See to CARICOM

    Your Excellency Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Holy See to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM); His Lordship the Right Reverend Francis Alleyne, O.S.B.,  Roman Catholic Bishop of Georgetown, Guyana; Reverend Father Luciano Labanca, Secretary and Deputy Head of Mission of the Apostolic Nunciature; Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, and other Members of Staff of the…

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  • Photo of Statement by H.E. Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu at his Accreditation as Ambassador of the Holy See to CARICOM

    Statement by H.E. Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu at his Accreditation as Ambassador of the Holy See to CARICOM

    Your Excellency, I am honoured to present to you the Letter of His Eminence, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, accrediting me as Apostolic Nuncio – Plenipotentiary Representative of the Holy See to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). I thank you sincerely for this occasion. I gladly transmit to Your Excellency and Your collaborators the warm greetings of His Holiness Pope…

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