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  • Photo of CARPHA receives Ultra Cold Freezer from United States Government

    CARPHA receives Ultra Cold Freezer from United States Government

    The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) received an ultra-cold freezer from the United States Embassy in Port of Spain, which is part of a donation which includes laboratory supplies, laboratory coats, and scrubs.  U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Shante Moore made the donation, valued US$45,065, to CARPHA.  The handover took place at CARPHA’s headquarters in Port of Spain Trinidad.  On hand to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’s new Deputy Secretary-General set to take up office

    CARICOM’s new Deputy Secretary-General set to take up office

    Dr Armstrong Alexis of Saint Lucia has been appointed as the new Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Dr Alexis takes up his post from 1 November 2021. Dr Alexis was previously at the United Nations Development Programme where he has had a distinguished career in the Caribbean, the Pacific and Africa rising to the level of Deputy Resident…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Climate Change Ministers demand climate justice in Declaration ahead of COP26

    CARICOM Climate Change Ministers demand climate justice in Declaration ahead of COP26

    As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) readies itself for participation in the upcoming global Climate Change conference, COP 26,  it issued a pre-Conference Declaration this week giving notice  that the Region faces a climate emergency and demanding action. The CARICOM Declaration on Climate Change, approved at a meeting of CARICOM Ministers with responsibility for Climate Change, made an urgent call for…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government engage Green Climate Fund

    CARICOM Heads of Government engage Green Climate Fund

    As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continued its preparations for the United Nations COP 26, Heads of Government met on Tuesday with the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Mr. Yannick Glemarec. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of the Parties (COP 26) takes place in Glasgow, United Kingdom from 31 October to 12…

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  • Photo of Jamaica earns US$1.7 billion as tourism rebounds: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica earns US$1.7 billion as tourism rebounds: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica’s tourism continues to rebound strongly amid the coronavirus pandemic as is reflected in the US$1.7 billion in earnings since the reopening of the country’s borders in June 2020. Since that time, Jamaica has received 1,285,368 visitors — including 8,381 cruise passengers. According to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, the forecast for 2021 is for a total of 1,578,743 visitors and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Chile agree to further strengthen their technical cooperation

    CARICOM and Chile agree to further strengthen their technical cooperation

    The Caribbean Community and Chile have agreed on a programme of activities for the next year as they seek to further strengthen their technical cooperation. Representatives of the CARICOM Secretariat and the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation discussed the ongoing CARICOM-Chile Technical Cooperation Programme at a recent meeting at the Secretariat’s Headquarters  in Georgetown, Guyana. The Meeting issued the following…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SECRETARIAT VACCINE POLICY STATEMENT

    CARICOM SECRETARIAT VACCINE POLICY STATEMENT

    The CARICOM Secretariat has instituted measures as of 1 October, 2021 with respect to access to its offices across the Region in order to provide a safe working environment for its staff, in keeping with attempts to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus. These measures include proof of vaccination for staff members and all persons seeking to enter our…

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  • Photo of Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture Closing Ceremony

    Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture Closing Ceremony

    The Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021 concludes on Friday, 8 October following a Special Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED).  A closing ceremony will be held at 5pm and will feature the presentation of the inaugural Farmer of the Year and Youth Farmer of the Year Awards.  Representatives of the media are invited to cover…

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  • Photo of REGION’S PUBLIC HEALTH BOOSTED BY PANCAP CAPACITY-BUILDING INITIATIVE

    REGION’S PUBLIC HEALTH BOOSTED BY PANCAP CAPACITY-BUILDING INITIATIVE

    EIGHTEEN (18) CLINICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTITIONERS COMPLETE THREE-MONTH COURSE ON CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF HIV Thursday, 7 October 2021 (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, congratulates the eighteen (18) clinical and public health practitioners who completed…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General arrives in Barbados for UNCTAD XV

    CARICOM Secretary-General arrives in Barbados for UNCTAD XV

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr Carla Barnett has arrived Barbados for UNCTAD XV – the fifteenth Session of the UN Conference on Trade and Development to be held from the 3-7 October, 2021. The Secretary-General was welcomed by Barbados Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Honourable Dr. Jerome X. Walcott and His Excellency Chad Blackman, Ambassador and Permanent Representative…

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