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  • Photo of International Women’s Day – Secretary-General’s Message

    International Women’s Day – Secretary-General’s Message

    MESSAGE FROM AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE, SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY, ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 8 March 2021 On 8 March 2021, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day, a special observance that was adopted by the United Nations 46 years ago in 1975, during International Women’s Year.   The annual celebration…

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  • Photo of Agreement reached on administration of 2021 regional examinations

    Agreement reached on administration of 2021 regional examinations

    In recognition of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the education sector, candidates registered for CAPE®, CSEC® and CCLSC®  will sit these Exams during the period June/July 2021. Ministries of Education will receive the results in the last week of September. CARICOM Ministers of Education reached those and other critical agreements for the Administration of the 2021 CAPE…

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  • Photo of PANCAP launches Social Contracting Toolkit to boost HIV Response during COVID-19

    PANCAP launches Social Contracting Toolkit to boost HIV Response during COVID-19

    (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, officially launched a toolkit for social contracting during a virtual event attended by key stakeholders from the Region’s HIV response including Government, civil society organisations (CSOs) and the CARICOM Secretariat.…

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  • Photo of CDB Projects Return to Economic Growth in 2021: CARICOM BUSINESS

    CDB Projects Return to Economic Growth in 2021: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is reporting that the economies of its 19 Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) contracted by 12.8% on average in 2020 but is projecting an average GDP growth of 3.8% in 2021. According to the Bank in 2020, the majority of BMCs registered double-digit declines in GDP. Countries with significant tourism industries, such as The Bahamas, Barbados,…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE – Issued at the Conclusion of the Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community

    COMMUNIQUE – Issued at the Conclusion of the Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community

    24-25 FEBRUARY 2021 The Thirty-Second Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held virtually on 24-25 February 2021.  The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of Statement by the  Caribbean Community on Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

    Statement by the Caribbean Community on Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is dissatisfied and deeply concerned about the inequitable access to vaccines for Small Developing States like those of the Community. CARICOM calls for equitable access to vaccines in order to curb the impact of the pandemic, to protect our citizens and bolster the economy.  As the virus does not discriminate, access to vaccines should not be…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community on  Commission of Inquiry in the British Virgin Islands

    Statement by the Caribbean Community on Commission of Inquiry in the British Virgin Islands

    Heads of Government received a letter from the Premier of the British Virgin Islands which apprised of the announcement on 18 January 2021 of a Commission of Inquiry (COI) “to establish whether there is evidence of corruption and abuse of office or other serious dishonesty” in the British Virgin Islands. The COI was ordered by the then sitting Governor. Heads…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community on Haiti

    Statement by the Caribbean Community on Haiti

    Heads of Government expressed their deep concern over the deteriorating political situation and the deepening public anxiety over citizen security in Haiti. They took note of the Report of the United Nations Secretary General of 11 February 2021 and of the comments therein on the political and governance issues. Heads of Government underlined the importance of respect for the rule…

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  • Photo of Opening Session – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government (VIDEO)

    Opening Session – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government (VIDEO)

    The Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, began today, Wednesday 24 February 2021 with Opening Remarks by: Secretary-General of CARICOM                – Ambassador Irwin LaRocqueOutgoing Chairman of CARICOM             – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the GrenadinesChairman of CARICOM                             – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago Here is a video recording…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by Dr Ralph E Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) My dear friend Keith’s and Secretary-General and colleagues. I want to begin first by adopting every single word that the Secretary General has just spoken and to call those words my own. Therefore, I don’t want to retrace…

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