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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman, President Chandrikapersad Santokhi of Suriname, congratulates the Caribbean’s outstanding  athletes at the World Athletics Championships 2022

    CARICOM Chairman, President Chandrikapersad Santokhi of Suriname, congratulates the Caribbean’s outstanding athletes at the World Athletics Championships 2022

    It is my pleasure to extend my warm congratulations as Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and Head of Government responsible for Community Development and Cultural Cooperation, which includes Sports, to all Caribbean athletes who participated in the World Athletics Championships 2022. Once more, you have made our Region proud with your outstanding performances at Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon, USA.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat begins consultation on draft gender equality strategy

    CARICOM Secretariat begins consultation on draft gender equality strategy

    The CARICOM Secretariat is launching a series of consultations on the draft CARICOM Regional Gender Equality Strategy (CRGES) beginning on Tuesday 26 July 2022. Senior officials in Ministries of Gender, Education, Health, Labour, Environment, and Finance from Guyana, Suriname, the British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands are expected to participate virtually, in the first of a series of national…

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  • Photo of Jamaica’s unemployment rate plummets to 6%:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica’s unemployment rate plummets to 6%: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The unemployment rate for April 2022 decreased to 6.0%, 3.0 percentage points lower than in the same quarter of 2021. The male unemployment rate fell to 4.7% from 7.5%, while the unemployment rate for females declined to 7.6% from 10.8%. The unemployment rate for youth aged 14-24 was 15.5% in April 2022, which represents an 8.6 percentage point decline when…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    (Joint Press Release by CARICOM Secretariat and the United Nations Caribbean) On Tuesday, 12 July 2022, Her Excellency Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) received Mr. Roberto Valent, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Development Coordination Office (DCO) of the United Nations. The CARICOM Secretary-General and UN Regional Director talked about their respective organisations’ work on…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates The Bahamas on 49th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM SG congratulates The Bahamas on 49th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, has extended congratulations to the Government and people of The Bahamas on the occasion of the country’s 49th independence anniversary on 10 July. “For the last 49 years, proud Bahamians have been making outstanding contributions in tourism, culture, sports and global affairs, to name a few.  The importance of The Bahamas to our Community is…

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  • Photo of TRIBUTE TO FORMER JAPAN PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE

    TRIBUTE TO FORMER JAPAN PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE

    The Conference of Heads of Government and the entire Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are shocked and saddened by the assassination of the former Prime Minister of Japan, the Honourable Shinzo Abe. Mr Abe is well remembered in our Community as in 2014 he became the first Prime Minister of Japan to visit the region and meet with our Heads of Government…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUÉ  issued at the conclusion of the Forty Third Regular Meeting of the  Conference of Heads of  Government of the  Caribbean Community 3-5 July 2022

    COMMUNIQUÉ issued at the conclusion of the Forty Third Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community 3-5 July 2022

    The Forty-Third Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held from 3-5 July 2022.  Chair of the Conference, the President of Suriname, His Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi presided over the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister of The…

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  • Photo of CSME, Food Security, Governance, Among Key Areas for Consideration at CARICOM Heads Meeting

    CSME, Food Security, Governance, Among Key Areas for Consideration at CARICOM Heads Meeting

    When Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government meet in Suriname from 3-5 July, the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), food security and governance will be among the key matters for consideration. In a pre-summit interview, CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, said President of Guyana, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, is to present a report following…

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  • Photo of Four to receive Order of Caribbean Community at 43rd CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

    Four to receive Order of Caribbean Community at 43rd CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

    On Sunday 3 July, four CARICOM nationals will be conferred with the Order of the Caribbean Community (OCC), at the opening ceremony of the Forty-Third Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, in Paramaribo, Suriname. They are former CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Calypsonian, Mr. David Rudder, Cricketer extraordinaire, Sir Vivian Richards, and Former Deputy Prime…

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