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  • Photo of Today is World Environment Day

    Today is World Environment Day

    (Caribbean Public Health Agency Press Release) The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) recognises World Environment Day as a time to call to action all governments and citizens of CARPHA Member States to do their part to safeguard Caribbean Biodiversity through: legislation and enforcement, sustainable development, an end to all types of pollution, use of best practices in agriculture, manufacturing, and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission for St. Kitts and Nevis General Elections

    CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission for St. Kitts and Nevis General Elections

    At the invitation of the Government of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has fielded a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in that country on Friday, 5 June 2020. The three-member Mission will be headed by Mr. Gasper Jean Baptiste, Chief Elections Officer of Saint Lucia, who has…

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  • Photo of PRESS STATEMENT: Departure of CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Suriname

    PRESS STATEMENT: Departure of CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Suriname

    The CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission (CEOM) is scheduled to depart Suriname on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 after having spent a full two weeks in Suriname observing, not only the Election Day activities of 25th May, but also the Pre and Post-Election Day phases.  On the eve of its departure from Suriname, the CEOM is pleased to be able to report that…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Statement on the death of Miles Stoby

    CARICOM Statement on the death of Miles Stoby

    The Caribbean region is mourning the death of one of its most highly respected international public servants, Mr Miles Stoby, who retired from the United Nations Secretariat after decades of service, most of it in the area of economic and social development. Miles Stoby died on May 19 in Muscat, Oman, where he resided.   Guyanese by birth, he joined the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM celebrates 63rd Anniversary of Africa Day

    CARICOM celebrates 63rd Anniversary of Africa Day

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the people of Africa on the 63rd Anniversary of Africa Day, 25 May 2020. CARICOM Chair, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, in a congratulatory message, said the invitation to the Caribbean Community to participate in this Africa Day underlines the strengthening of relations between the Community and Africa. She said this…

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  • Photo of CARICOM pledges support for Guyana on its 54th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM pledges support for Guyana on its 54th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the Government and People of Guyana as the country celebrates its 54th Anniversary of Independence on 26 May 2020. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a congratulatory message to Guyana’s President HE David Granger said the people of Guyana should be proud of this milestone in their history. He noted that the…

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  • Photo of Loss of mangroves, land for agriculture in focus  as CARICOM observes International Biological Diversity Day

    Loss of mangroves, land for agriculture in focus as CARICOM observes International Biological Diversity Day

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat’s Human and Social Development chief, Dr Douglas Slater has drawn attention to the decline of land area for agricultural use and alarming levels of mangroves loss in the Region. He was at the time speaking at an inaugural webinar series: the Way Forward for the Caribbean in Shaping a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, recently, which launched…

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  • Photo of As World observes International Biodiversity Day CARICOM calls for action to address biodiversity loss

    As World observes International Biodiversity Day CARICOM calls for action to address biodiversity loss

    Assistant Secretary-General for Human and Social Development, Dr Douglas Slater has called for actions to foster more ecosystem-based solutions to address biodiversity loss, climate change and land degradation simultaneously. As CARICOM joined the global Community in celebrating International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22nd, Dr Slater reiterated the need for mainstreaming biodiversity in economic sectors; and working together at…

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  • Photo of CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission to Suriname

    CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission to Suriname

    In response to the request from the Government of the Republic of Suriname, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has fielded a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the general elections which will be held on Monday, 25 May 2020. The four-member Mission which arrived in Suriname on Monday, 18 May 2020 will be headed by Ms. Dora James, Supervisor of Elections of…

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  • Photo of CXC Regional Examinations to be held in July 2020

    CXC Regional Examinations to be held in July 2020

    CSEC, CAPE and CCSLC students will be sitting their examinations in July this year. That was the decision coming out of the First Emergency Virtual Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) – Education on Friday. The meeting, chaired by Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Education, Hon. Michael Browne, was attended by Ministers of Education, senior Ministry…

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