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  • Photo of Bahamas Elections reflect will of the people: Preliminary Statement, CARICOM Election Observation Mission

    Bahamas Elections reflect will of the people: Preliminary Statement, CARICOM Election Observation Mission

    The CARICOM Election Observation Mission to the General Elections in The Bahamas on Thursday has declared that the elections reflect the will of the people. The Mission issued its Preliminary Statement on Friday which said voters were able to cast their ballots without intimidation or fear. Bahamians voted for a change of government, electing the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), headed…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet ahead of UN General Assembly

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet ahead of UN General Assembly

    The CARICOM Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) held its traditional Special Meeting on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 in preparation for the High-Level segment of the United Nations General Assembly which begins in New York on 21 September. The Meeting, held virtually, also allowed Ministers to prepare for their meetings with non-CARICOM States which will take place in the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM AFRICAN LEADERS IDENTIFY AREAS OF CO-OPERATION AT HISTORIC FIRST SUMMIT

    CARICOM AFRICAN LEADERS IDENTIFY AREAS OF CO-OPERATION AT HISTORIC FIRST SUMMIT

    Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Africa have committed to strengthen collaboration and unity and to foster increased trade, investment and people-to-people engagement between the two regions. The commitment was given during the historic First CARICOM-Africa Summit hosted by Kenya and held virtually on 7 September 2021. His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, Chair…

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  • Photo of Create pathways of accord between Africa, the Caribbean – CARICOM Chair at historic #AfricaCARICOMSummit

    Create pathways of accord between Africa, the Caribbean – CARICOM Chair at historic #AfricaCARICOMSummit

    Statement by the Honourable Gaston Browne, Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, to the Africa-CARICOM Summit, 7 September 2021   Distinguished Heads of State and Government of the African Union and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  Secretaries-General of the African Union and CARICOM Brothers and Sisters of Africa and the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of ‘Closer collaboration will undoubtedly be to our mutual benefit’ – PM Keith Rowley tells #Africa-CARICOMSummit

    ‘Closer collaboration will undoubtedly be to our mutual benefit’ – PM Keith Rowley tells #Africa-CARICOMSummit

    STATEMENT by  Dr THE HONOURABLE KEITH ROWLEY, PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO AND IMMEDIATE FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIRST AFRICA-CARICOM SUMMIT Mr ChairmanYour ExcellenciesColleaguesFriendsGood day. Today’s high-level engagement between CARICOM and Africa is a historic one. It is fitting that this First Summit is being held during the United Nations’ International Decade…

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  • Photo of ‘Today we are committing to forge a new more permanent alliance’ – CARICOM Secretary-General #AfricaCARICOMSummit

    ‘Today we are committing to forge a new more permanent alliance’ – CARICOM Secretary-General #AfricaCARICOMSummit

    REMARKS BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) HER EXCELLENCY CARLA BARNETT, PhD, CBE on THE occasion OF THE FIRST AFRICA-CARICOM SUMMIT , 7 SEPTEMBER 2021 CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett Chairman, Your Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya; Other Excellencies Heads of State and Government. The cycle of history has brought us together again. Centuries…

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  • Photo of Caribbean expected to grow 4.1% in 2021, ECLAC says: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Caribbean expected to grow 4.1% in 2021, ECLAC says: CARICOM BUSINESS

    A new “Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean” report released by ECLAC raised its growth forecast for the Region from 5.2% in July to 5.9%. Despite the encouraging improvement, these figures remain below par to bounce back from 2019’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with the Caribbean posited to grow by 4.1%. The growth in 2021, according to the…

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  • Photo of First CARICOM-Africa Summit to be held 7 September

    First CARICOM-Africa Summit to be held 7 September

    History will be made on 7 September 2021, when the inaugural CARICOM-Africa Summit is held. Kenya will host the virtual event under the theme ‘Unity Across Continents and Oceans: Opportunities for Deepening Integration’. His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, will chair the Summit. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta will chair the Summit Plans for Kenya to host a CARICOM and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 59th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 59th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago on the country’s fifty-ninth anniversary of Independence which it celebrates on 31 August 2021. In a congratulatory message to Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett also praised the commitment of the Government and People to regional integration. Here is…

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  • Photo of CCRIF to pay out US$40 million to Haiti after earthquake: CARICOM BUSINESS

    CCRIF to pay out US$40 million to Haiti after earthquake: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Catastrophe Risk Financing Facility (CCRIF) SPC will make a payout of approximately US$40 million to the government of Haiti following the devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14th, 2021, significantly impacting the city of Les Cayes. This payout represents the full coverage limit under the country’s parametric insurance policy for earthquakes for the 2021/22 policy year. As…

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