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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022

    CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022

    CARIFESTA, the Region’s premiere cultural festival, which was scheduled to be held in Antigua and Barbuda in August next year, has been postponed to August 2022. The Hon. Daryll Matthew, Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals, and the Arts of Antigua and Barbuda, announced the decision on 8 October, at a virtual meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee. The Committee…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO

    CARPHA Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO

    The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has released a video to highlight its frontline work in the Region’s fight against the COVID-19. The six-minute video titled: CARPHA – Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response, also includes testimonial on CARPHA’s role in its Member States, including from Heads of Government. CARPHA has been conducting COVID-19 laboratory tests for its Member States with…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Premier of Bermuda

    CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Premier of Bermuda

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Bermuda’s Premier Hon. David Burt and his Progressive Labour Party (PLP) on their resounding victory in the General Elections of 1 October 2020. Premier Burt’s PLP won 30 of the 36 seats at stake, up from the 24 it won in the last Elections held in July 2017.     “Bermudians must be commended…

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  • Photo of Regional Spotlight Programme launched to help eliminate violence against women and girls

    Regional Spotlight Programme launched to help eliminate violence against women and girls

     Actions to prevent and eliminate violence against women are being strengthened by the Caribbean Community and partners with a newly launched programme called the Spotlight Initiative Regional Programme Caribbean. The programme is so named as it is intended to bring focused attention to this issue, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the centre of efforts to achieve gender…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment

    CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment

    CARICOM LAUNCHES PHASE III CARIBBEAN HUB SUBPROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION-UN ENVIRONMENT FUNDED CAPACITY BUILDING RELATED TO MULTILATERAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGREEMENTS PROJECT IN AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC (ACP) COUNTRIES PROJECT Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Acting Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) Mr. Arnold Kreilhuber have signed a new Project Cooperation Agreement approving…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Competition Authorities encouraged to co-operate

    CARICOM Competition Authorities encouraged to co-operate

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) national competition authorities are encouraged to co-operate together in the detection and prevention of anti-competitive business conduct. Senior Technical Coordinator at the CARICOM Secretariat CSME Unit, Mr. Philip McClauren, made the comment today while commending the Barbados Fair Trading Commission (BFTC) and the Guyana Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) for establishing a cooperation agreement. The regional…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Belize on its 39th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Belize on its 39th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Belize on the country’s 39th Anniversary of Independence, while assuring Belizeans of the Community’s continued commitment to working together. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Mr Dean Barrow said CARICOM has greatly benefitted from the commitment of the Government of Belize. “The advice and guidance to the Community…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG holds fruitful discussions with US Secretary of State

    CARICOM SG holds fruitful discussions with US Secretary of State

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque had fruitful discussions with United States Secretary of State Mr Michael Pompeo at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters, Turkeyen, Guyana on Friday 18 September. The discussions included exchanges on the Covid-19 Pandemic and the severe economic fall-out being experienced by CARICOM Member States, the renewal of the Caribbean Basin Trade and Partnership…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates St. Kitts and Nevis on Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates St. Kitts and Nevis on Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated St. Kitts and Nevis on its 37th Anniversary of Independence, noting that it values the country’s contribution to integration, particularly through its leadership in the areas of Human Resource, Health and HIV AIDS.  The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris is the Lead Head of Government in CARICOM for those…

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  • Photo of New Haitian Ambassador to CARICOM accredited

    New Haitian Ambassador to CARICOM accredited

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque expressed his desire to have Haiti increase its participation in the regional Single Market and Economy as he accredited the country’s new Ambassador to CARICOM in an on-line ceremony, Tuesday. Ambassador H.E. Beausoleil Sam presented his credentials in a ceremony witnessed by members of CARICOM’s Committee of Ambassadors, Government Officials in Haiti and representatives of…

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