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  • Photo of Seventh CARICOM-Cuba Summit: Secretary-General’s Opening Remarks

    Seventh CARICOM-Cuba Summit: Secretary-General’s Opening Remarks

    The Seventh Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and Cuba was held via videoconference on Tuesday 8 December 2020. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque addressed the Summit’s Opening. Here are his Remarks: Your Excellency Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba; Dr. the…

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  • Photo of Jamaica moves towards an Independent Fiscal Commission:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica moves towards an Independent Fiscal Commission: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Government of Jamaica has initiated action to institutionalise fiscal transparency and strengthen its fiscal responsibility framework by way of an Independent Fiscal Commission. This was effected through tabling a Bill to that effect in the House of Representatives. According to Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke, “the fiscal commission will be the guardian and interpreter of Jamaica’s fiscal rules, monitoring…

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  • Photo of The CARICOM Private Sector Organization and the Caribbean Community Sign MOU 3rd December 2020 – CPSO

    The CARICOM Private Sector Organization and the Caribbean Community Sign MOU 3rd December 2020 – CPSO

    The CARICOM Private Sector Organization (CPSO) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), on Thursday 3 December 2020, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which establishes the legal framework for cooperation and collaboration between the Private Sector and the Community, as mandated by the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community. Mr. Gervase Warner, CPSO Chairman, and President and CEO of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Private Sector Organisation and Caribbean Community sign MOU to support Regional Growth and Development

    CARICOM Private Sector Organisation and Caribbean Community sign MOU to support Regional Growth and Development

    The CARICOM Private Sector Organisation on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Caribbean Community to cooperate on the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), regarded as the most viable platform for supporting the Region’s growth and development. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque signed on behalf of the Community and Chairman Mr Gervase Warner signed…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Community and CARICOM Private Sector Organisation to sign MOU Thursday

    Caribbean Community and CARICOM Private Sector Organisation to sign MOU Thursday

    As the Caribbean Community continues to forge ahead with the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the CARICOM Private Sector Organisation Inc (CPSO) on Thursday 3 December 2020. The MOU outlines areas of cooperation towards the full implementation of the CSME, acknowledging that the private sector is well…

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  • Photo of COTED endorses Made in CARICOM initiative

    COTED endorses Made in CARICOM initiative

    Trade ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have unanimously endorsed a proposal to develop a ‘Made in CARICOM’ promotional initiative which will capitalise on one of the opportunities presented by the pandemic. The endorsement came at a Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on the 26 and 27 November 2020, under the Chairmanship of the Hon.…

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  • Photo of BUILDING BACK BETTER A LIFE WITH DIGNITY: Message by Dr Douglas Slater,  Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, CARICOM Secretariat, to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    BUILDING BACK BETTER A LIFE WITH DIGNITY: Message by Dr Douglas Slater, Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, CARICOM Secretariat, to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    I am very pleased, as Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, to deliver this message as the Caribbean joins the rest of the world in observing this auspicious day, 3 December 2020, International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The commemoration of this day has its underpinnings in the Convention on the Rights…

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  • Photo of Message  by Dr Floyd Morris, CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Message by Dr Floyd Morris, CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Once again, the world is recognizing the International Day for Persons with Disabilities as designated by the United Nations. It is a time that the world is required to celebrate the achievements of persons with disabilities, whilst at the same time, recognizing the major challenges that the over 1 billion citizens who are living with diverse types of disabilities are…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG’s Address – Launch of EU/CARIFORUM Climate Change and Health Project in the Caribbean

    CARICOM SG’s Address – Launch of EU/CARIFORUM Climate Change and Health Project in the Caribbean

    ADDRESS BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE on the occasion of the LAUNCH OF EU/CARIFORUM CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH PROJECT IN THE CARIBBEAN “Impact of Climate Change and Health on CARICOM, Small Island Developing States” Dr. Irving McIntyre, Minister of Health, Wellness and New Health Investments,  Commonwealth of Dominica; Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director, Pan-American Health Organization, World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO);…

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  • Photo of LIAT is back!  –  CARICOM BUSINESS

    LIAT is back! – CARICOM BUSINESS

    Commencing November 30, sub-regional carrier LIAT will be resuming its commercial services by providing services to a limited number of destinations and routes. According to a November 25 press release, “The airline will operate flights 5 days per week to 7 destinations across the LIAT network. The seven destinations are: Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts, and St…

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