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  • Photo of Declaration: CARICOM-SICA

    Declaration: CARICOM-SICA

    JOINT DECLARATION OF SAN PEDRO IV SUMMIT OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and of the Central American Integration System (SICA) 3 March 2022 We, the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and of the Central American Integration System (SICA) meeting in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize on 3 March 2022,…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT OF THE CONFERENCE OF CARICOM HEADS OF GOVERNMENT ON THE WAR AND HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN UKRAINE

    STATEMENT OF THE CONFERENCE OF CARICOM HEADS OF GOVERNMENT ON THE WAR AND HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN UKRAINE

    We, the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community strongly condemn the military attacks and invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation and call for an immediate ceasefire and an end to all acts of aggression, the urgent withdrawal of Russian military forces in Ukraine. Any concerns the Russian Federation may have must be resolved diplomatically and not…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE – Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    COMMUNIQUE – Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    The Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held on 1-2 March 2022.  Chair of the Conference, the Prime Minister of Belize, the Honourable John Briceño presided over the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Honourable Gaston Browne (virtually); Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of Opening Statement by Hon John Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize to the IV Summit of the Heads of State and Government of CARICOM and SICA 3 March 2021, San Pedro Ambergris Caye

    Opening Statement by Hon John Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize to the IV Summit of the Heads of State and Government of CARICOM and SICA 3 March 2021, San Pedro Ambergris Caye

    Distinguished Heads of State and Governments UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres CARICOM Secretary General Ms Carla Barnett Ministers Members of the Diplomatic Corp Ladies and Gentlemen Good Morning.  Buenos Dias Welcome to Belize Bienvenidos a Belice. We are honored to convene the Fourth CARICOM SICA Summit here in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.  Bienvenidos a nuestros compañeros del SICA, que nos…

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  • Photo of UN Secretary-General’s Remarks to the Opening of the Fourth CARICOM-SICA Summit, 3 March 2022

    UN Secretary-General’s Remarks to the Opening of the Fourth CARICOM-SICA Summit, 3 March 2022

    Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,  I want to start by expressing my deepest apologies for not being able to join you in person.   I want to thank you profoundly for your understanding, but I am very sorry I cannot go.    As you know well, pressing global events are keeping me in New York.   My heart is very much with you.  I…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Central American Leaders to meet in Belize, 3 March 2022

    CARICOM and Central American Leaders to meet in Belize, 3 March 2022

    Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Central American Integration System (SICA) will seek to strengthen relations in the face of ‘multidimensional challenges’ when they meet for the Fourth CARICOM SICA Summit on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, on 3 March 2022. The Summit is expected to adopt the Joint Declaration of San Pedro, with…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Outgoing Chairman, Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Antigua and Barbuda, 33rd Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads

    Remarks by Outgoing Chairman, Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Antigua and Barbuda, 33rd Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads

    Colleague Heads of Government Incoming Chairman of Conference Prime Minister John Briceno of Belize Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Carla Barnett Ministers and Senior Officials of Member States and of the Secretariat Members of the Media Ladies and Gentlemen: I welcome you to this opening ceremony, which is a familiar one in the governance of the Conference of the Heads…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads to tackle wide range of issues at Meeting in Belize

    CARICOM Heads to tackle wide range of issues at Meeting in Belize

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government will deliberate on several major issues, including the Region’s post-pandemic economic recovery, when they gather on San Pedro in Belize for their Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting on 1-2 March 2022. The Meeting, under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Mr. John Antonio Briceño of Belize, is also expected to address advancing the implementation of the CARICOM…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Saint Lucia on 43rd Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM SG congratulates Saint Lucia on 43rd Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has congratulated Saint Lucia on its Forty-Third Independence Anniversary which it celebrates on 22 February 2022. Dr Barnett’s congratulatory message to Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Honourable Philip J. Pierre noted the country’s steadfast and committed pursuit of development: “Honourable Prime Minister: On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I wish to convey congratulations to the…

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  • Photo of Antigua/Barbuda’s aggressive fiscal consolidation fosters 4.8% growth: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Antigua/Barbuda’s aggressive fiscal consolidation fosters 4.8% growth: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The economy of Antigua and Barbuda recorded growth of at 4.8% for 2021, following a sharp contraction of 20.2% in 2020. That’s the word of the IMF at the conclusion of the recent Article IV Consultations. A sustained recovery in tourism and construction activity is expected to underpin real output growth of 7% in 2022. Fiscal consolidation resumed in 2021…

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