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  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet US Deputy Secretary of State – Vaccines, Climate Change issues raised

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet US Deputy Secretary of State – Vaccines, Climate Change issues raised

    Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) impressed upon United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman the urgency for the delivery of the second tranche of donations of Pfizer vaccines from the US. The Ministers and Ms Sherman along with Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Brian Nichols held a virtual dialogue on Tuesday 21 September…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet ahead of UN General Assembly

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet ahead of UN General Assembly

    The CARICOM Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) held its traditional Special Meeting on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 in preparation for the High-Level segment of the United Nations General Assembly which begins in New York on 21 September. The Meeting, held virtually, also allowed Ministers to prepare for their meetings with non-CARICOM States which will take place in the…

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  • Photo of Agriculture development discussed as SG accredits Brazil’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Agriculture development discussed as SG accredits Brazil’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Scope for collaboration in agricultural development was one of the main items discussed by Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)Her Excellency Carla Barnett and Her Excellency Maria Clara Duclos Carisio, Brazil’s new Ambassador to CARICOM. Ambassador Carisio presented her credentials to Secretary-General Barnett in a ceremony at the Georgetown, Guyana headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat on Thursday 16 September. Apart…

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  • Photo of Communique issued at the conclusion of the sixteenth Special Emergency Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, via videoconference, 13 September 2021

    Communique issued at the conclusion of the sixteenth Special Emergency Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, via videoconference, 13 September 2021

    The Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met virtually on Monday 13 September at its 16th Special Emergency Meeting to consider a regional response to the recent surge in infections, hospitalisations and deaths due to the COVID-19 virus across the Community. The Heads of Government expressed deep concern at the increase with more than 100,000 new…

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  • Photo of CARICOM to mount Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas

    CARICOM to mount Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas

    At the invitation of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be fielding a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in that country on Thursday, 16 September 2021. The six-member Mission will be headed by Mr. Ian S. Hughes, Assistant to the Supervisor of Elections and Human Resource…

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  • Photo of PM Mitchell to launch CARICOM Digital Skills Task Force 15 September

    PM Mitchell to launch CARICOM Digital Skills Task Force 15 September

    Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell will launch the CARICOM Digital Skills Task Force during a virtual meeting the CARICOM Secretariat will host on Wednesday, 15 September 2021. Dr. Mitchell is the Lead Head of Government with responsibility for Science and Technology (including ICT) in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet. The launch and inaugural Task Force meeting…

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  • Photo of DSG Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan Demits Office

    DSG Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan Demits Office

    CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan demitted office on August 31 after seven years of service. Among her achievements during her tenure, the Surinamese diplomat championed the greening of the Secretariat’s Headquarters building highlighted by the on-going installation of solar power and oversaw the introduction of the CARICOM Results Based Management System which is now employed across the Community for…

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  • Photo of CARICOM AFRICAN LEADERS IDENTIFY AREAS OF CO-OPERATION AT HISTORIC FIRST SUMMIT

    CARICOM AFRICAN LEADERS IDENTIFY AREAS OF CO-OPERATION AT HISTORIC FIRST SUMMIT

    Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Africa have committed to strengthen collaboration and unity and to foster increased trade, investment and people-to-people engagement between the two regions. The commitment was given during the historic First CARICOM-Africa Summit hosted by Kenya and held virtually on 7 September 2021. His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, Chair…

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  • Photo of First CARICOM-Africa Summit to be held 7 September

    First CARICOM-Africa Summit to be held 7 September

    History will be made on 7 September 2021, when the inaugural CARICOM-Africa Summit is held. Kenya will host the virtual event under the theme ‘Unity Across Continents and Oceans: Opportunities for Deepening Integration’. His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, will chair the Summit. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta will chair the Summit Plans for Kenya to host a CARICOM and…

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  • Photo of SG Accredits new UK Ambassador to CARICOM

    SG Accredits new UK Ambassador to CARICOM

    Climate Change and Covid-19 were the main issues discussed as Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Her Excellency Carla Barnett accepted the credentials of the new Ambassador of the United Kingdom to CARICOM Her Excellency Jane Miller. During the accreditation ceremony at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Georgetown, Guyana Headquarters they both agreed on the critical importance to the Region and the…

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