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  • Photo of CARICOM and ACS Secretaries-General meet

    CARICOM and ACS Secretaries-General meet

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday received a courtesy call from new Secretary-General of the Association of Caribbean of States (ACS) Mr Rodolfo Sabonge. Mr Sabonge, a native of Panama, became the 7th Secretary-General of the ACS in November last year, taking over from Saint Lucian Dr. June Soomer. The ACS is Headquartered in Port of Spain, Trinidad and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG accredits Panama’s first Ambassador

    CARICOM SG accredits Panama’s first Ambassador

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Thursday 13 September 2018 formalised diplomatic ties with Panama, accrediting the first Ambassador of the Central American country to the Community. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, received the letter of credence of Her Excellency Soraya Cano Franco during a short ceremony at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat, in Georgetown, Guyana. He said Panama and…

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  • Photo of Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

    Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

    Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected women and men for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference New York, 21 November 2017 – In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised…

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  • STATEMENT ON THE RULING OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ON NATIONALITY

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community is deeply concerned by the ruling of 23 September 2013, of the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic on nationality which modifies retroactively legislation which bestowed citizenship on persons born in the Dominican Republic during the period 1929-2010.  As a result of the ruling, which considers migrants entering the Dominican Republic…

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  • Credit Unions want regional governments to change economic growth strategies

    PANAMA CITY, Panama, CMC – The Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions (CCCU) has ended a four-day international conference here calling on regional governments to regard the co-operative movement as the new engine of growth in light of the ongoing global economic and financial crisis. Newly elected CCCU president, Aaron Moses of Grenada, told the closing ceremony on Tuesday night that…

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  • IDB calls for poverty reduction projects led by civil society

    PANAMA CITY, Panama, CMC, CMC – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the second call for proposals for civil society organizations to carry out activities focused on poverty reduction and social inclusion and development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The announcement was made here by the IDB’s Executive Director for the Government of Japan, Yasuhiro Atsumi, at the…

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  • IDB outlines strategy for economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

    PANAMA CITY, Panama, CMC – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says world growth is likely to be suppressed below potential for several years to come, but Latin America and the Caribbean can escape this global outlook and boost growth significantly by adopting appropriate structural reforms. In its annual macroeconomic report, titled “Rethinking Reforms,” the Washington-based financial institution which is holding…

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  • New generation of social entrepreneurs transforming Americas

    Panama City — When Ernesto Argüello, a Honduran civil engineer, was 12 years old, he worked for his father for a month and used all his earnings to buy a pair of fancy sneakers on a family vacation trip. He was surprised his money didn’t buy more, but his father told him that some of the people he worked with…

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  • Panama City hosts Association of Caribbean States

    meeting (AP) TRINIDAD Guardian Panama City—The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama, Rómulo Roux will convene the 18th Ordinary Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) on Friday in Panama City, Panama. The Ministerial Council comprises of representatives of member states and is the principal organ for policy-making and direction of the…

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  • CARIBBEAN LEADERS HEAD TO RIO

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) Just days before their own XX Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, eleven (11) CARICOM Leaders will attend the historic Inter-Hemispheric Summit between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean. This first ever summit of its kind will begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday June 28 and end…

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