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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General Congratulates Guyana on 56th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM Secretary-General Congratulates Guyana on 56th Independence Anniversary

    Congratulatory Message by CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, to President of Guyana, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, on the Occasion of the Fifty-Sixth Independence Anniversary of Guyana Excellency, On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I extend congratulations to the Government and People of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the occasion of the country’s Fifty-Sixth Anniversary of Independence…

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  • Photo of Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for  Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) Virtual:  18 May 2022 – COMMUNIQUE

    Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) Virtual: 18 May 2022 – COMMUNIQUE

    The Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held virtually on 18 May 2022, under the Chairmanship of the Honourable E.P. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade of Antigua and Barbuda. The COFCOR was attended by the Honourable Frederick A. Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the…

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  • Photo of Invest in agriculture, remove trade barriers, improve transportation – Takeaways From CARICOM Agri Investment Forum Opening

    Invest in agriculture, remove trade barriers, improve transportation – Takeaways From CARICOM Agri Investment Forum Opening

    Boosting agriculture production; the need for financial injection in the sector; the removal of trade barriers; and the necessity for reliable, intra-regional transportation came into sharp focus as the CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Exposition got underway Thursday. Those matters were the common thread of the remarks of the nine featured speakers at the opening ceremony held at the National…

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  • Photo of Inaugural CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Expo opens 19 May

    Inaugural CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Expo opens 19 May

    The CARICOM Agri-Investment Forum and Expo will formally open in Georgetown, Guyana on Thursday, 19 May 2022. President of Guyana, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, who holds responsibility for agriculture in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet will open the three-day event at the National Cultural Centre at 10am. Seven other Heads of Government of CARICOM will attend the Forum and will deliver…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat youth programme launches regional mental-health survey

    CARICOM Secretariat youth programme launches regional mental-health survey

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has launched a Regional Mental Health Survey to assess the psychological well-being of young people ages 10 to 29 years. The survey will gather data on youth’s mental state, feelings of health, happiness and comfort, indicators of depression and the support systems they have to navigate challenges. Deputy Programme Manager for Youth Development at the…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) HON JOHN BRICEÑO, PRIME MINISTER OF BELIZE ON CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY’S CANDIDATES FOR COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL

    STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) HON JOHN BRICEÑO, PRIME MINISTER OF BELIZE ON CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY’S CANDIDATES FOR COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL

    An election for the post of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth will take place during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which takes place 20-25 June 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda. The Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community maintains that it is still the turn of the Caribbean to provide a candidate for the position. In that regard, two…

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  • Photo of Foreign Ministers meet to tackle packed agenda

    Foreign Ministers meet to tackle packed agenda

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers meet on Wednesday 18 May to tackle a packed agenda, with climate change, financing for development and CARICOM relations with its traditional partners among matters prioritised for discussion. This hybrid Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) will be chaired by Hon E.P. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration, and…

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  • Photo of IMF: Barbados recovery underway: CARICOM Business

    IMF: Barbados recovery underway: CARICOM Business

    Barbados has met all quantitative targets for end-December 2021 and end-March 2022 under the IMF’s EFF making it eligible for a drawdown of US$23 million. According to the IMF’s Bert van Selm, “international reserves, which reached a low of US$220 million (5-6 weeks of imports) in May 2018, are now at a comfortable level of US$1.5 billion.” The IMF official…

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  • Photo of Grenadians head to the polls 23 June

    Grenadians head to the polls 23 June

    Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has announced that General Elections will be held on 23 June 2022. Nominations Day will be 1 June. Dr Keith Mitchell The Elections are expected to be a straight fight between Prime Minister Mitchell’s New National Party (NNP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), being led into an election for the first time…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat Develops Online Platform for Sustainable Statistical Capacity-Building

    CARICOM Secretariat Develops Online Platform for Sustainable Statistical Capacity-Building

    The Regional Statistics Programme of the CARICOM Secretariat has established an electronic platform for training, research and knowledge acquisition that is aimed at improving statistical capacity in the Region on a sustainable basis. The platform is the Statistical Training and Research in the Caribbean (e-CISTAR) financed under the 11th European Development Fund. One of the deliverables of the Regional Strategy…

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