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  • Photo of CARICOM joins Dominica in celebrating its 44th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM joins Dominica in celebrating its 44th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the Government and people of Dominica in celebrating the country’s Forty-Fourth Anniversary of Independence on 3 November. Please see below CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett’s congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit: “Honourable Prime Minister On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I wish to convey congratulations and best wishes to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG extends best wishes to Antigua and Barbuda as it observes 41 years of Independence

    CARICOM SG extends best wishes to Antigua and Barbuda as it observes 41 years of Independence

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, has hailed the “remarkable progress” Antigua and Barbuda has made over the 41 years of its independence. “Antigua and Barbuda has made remarkable progress in these 41 years of independence, making this year’s theme: “Moving Forward With Unity Strength And Stability” a fitting representation of a people resolute in their pursuit of prosperity, sustainable development,…

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  • Photo of Elevate loss and damage as key climate justice issue – CARICOM SG argues at Yale Conference

    Elevate loss and damage as key climate justice issue – CARICOM SG argues at Yale Conference

    While CARICOM Member States have made significant strides to address the climate crisis, they will not achieve significant moderation in climate change because they are not the source of climate change. Therefore, the systemic global and national inequities confronting small states need to be addressed to achieve climate justice, CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett said on Thursday. The key to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Ministers of Education tackling packed agenda in Georgetown

    CARICOM Ministers of Education tackling packed agenda in Georgetown

    Ministers of Education in CARICOM were today, 13 October, urged to devise comprehensive recommendations for quality education and to clearly articulate the immediate actions necessary to change how schools re-engage with learners and communities. At the opening of the 44th Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD-Education), CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General, Alison Drayton told the Ministers gathered at…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat strengthening focus on Partnerships

    CARICOM Secretariat strengthening focus on Partnerships

    The CARICOM Secretariat is increasing its emphasis on partnerships to mobilise development support, Deputy Secretary-General Dr Armstrong Alexis stated at a Caribbean Development Roundtable in Suriname, Thursday. Addressing the theme ‘Global Partnership for Repositioning, Recovery and Resilience in the Caribbean, Dr Alexis stressed the importance of partnerships for keeping the Region on course to achieve positive development results.  He noted…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Member States deepening cooperation to fight crime; Ministers of National Security zero in on firearms trafficking

    CARICOM Member States deepening cooperation to fight crime; Ministers of National Security zero in on firearms trafficking

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deepening cooperation among Member States to ensure the safety of the Region as increasing and new forms of crimes are occurring. CARICOM Ministerial Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE)met in Trelawny, Jamaica, on Thursday 6 October for the 24th Meeting of the. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security of Jamaica, the…

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  • Photo of CDB, CARICOM & the OECS Commission Launch Teacher Training Programme to Tackle COVID Learning Loss

    CDB, CARICOM & the OECS Commission Launch Teacher Training Programme to Tackle COVID Learning Loss

    15,000 educators across the region, will have the opportunity to benefit from capacity building in key components of the Learning Recovery and Enhancement Programme (Let’s REAP) for Caribbean Schools, an intervention designed to address the learning loss that occurred or worsened due to COVID-19.  Launched in July 2021, Let’s REAP was developed by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB),  the CARICOM Secretariat…

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  • Photo of CARICOM carries out training in preparation for upgraded regional Labour Market Information System (LMIS)

    CARICOM carries out training in preparation for upgraded regional Labour Market Information System (LMIS)

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is hosting two training sessions on the Regional Labour Market Information System (LMIS) for CARICOM National Data Managers, on 27 – 28 September and 4 – 5 October 2022. The first activity is on LMIS data production. The second exercise will focus on aspects of the Statistical and Metadata eXchange (SDMX). The SDMX is critical…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Launches online Market Place – CIMSUPro

    CARICOM Launches online Market Place – CIMSUPro

    CARICOM is launching a major regional platform to facilitate intra-regional trade in goods and agricultural products. This CARICOM Marketplace dubbed CIMSUPRO (CARICOM Market Place and Suspension Procedure) will register suppliers and buyers of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) originating goods. The Chair of CARICOM, the President of Suriname, His Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi will give remarks and a ‘call-to-action’ before launching the online…

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  • Photo of Regional environmental negotiators in preparations for COP15

    Regional environmental negotiators in preparations for COP15

    Environmental officials from Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic participated recently in a training workshop in Saint Lucia as the Region continues preparations for the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15). Supported by the European Union-funded project for Capacity Building related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements in African,…

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