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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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  • Photo of The Caribbean Community mourns passing of Regional Legal Luminary Duke Pollard – CARICOM SG

    The Caribbean Community mourns passing of Regional Legal Luminary Duke Pollard – CARICOM SG

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has expressed condolences on the passing of Justice (ret), Duke Pollard of Guyana. The Secretary-General, in a message to the President of Guyana H.E. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, noted Justice Pollard’s significant body of work for the Region which included assisting to draft the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, and…

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  • Photo of Global Fund Stakeholders to discuss challenges affecting expansion of HIV, TB and Malaria responses at Regional Dialogue

    Global Fund Stakeholders to discuss challenges affecting expansion of HIV, TB and Malaria responses at Regional Dialogue

    Forum to maximise Learning, Coordination and Synergies among recipients of Global Fund Multi-Country Grants The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, will facilitate a “Joint Regional Dialogue among Key Stakeholders and Partners” of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria…

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  • Photo of Statement by Chair of CARICOM to Mark CARICOM-Africa Day, 7 September 2022

    Statement by Chair of CARICOM to Mark CARICOM-Africa Day, 7 September 2022

    STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM), HIS EXCELLENCY CHANDRIKAPERSAD SANTOKHI, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SURINAME, TO MARK CARICOM-AFRICA DAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2022 It is my distinct honour in my capacity as Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), to address the people and governments of CARICOM and Africa…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General at Opening, First AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum, Barbados, 1 September 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General at Opening, First AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum, Barbados, 1 September 2022

    The First CARICOM-Africa Summit held on 7 September 2021, opened a new chapter in the deep-rooted and strong relations between CARICOM and Africa.  It set in motion various initiatives to further deepen and strengthen relations between the African continent and the Community.  In particular, the Leaders underscored the need to foster increased trade, investment, air travel, and maritime shipping links,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on 60th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM SG congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on 60th Independence Anniversary

    “The People of Trinidad and Tobago should be proud of their outstanding achievements, and of the indelible contributions to the Caribbean region and the world.” – CARICOM Secretary-General CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, has extended “hearty congratulations” to the government and people of Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of that country’s 60th independence anniversary on Wednesday, 31 August. In…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago:The Honourable Doctor Keith Rowley,Prime Minister of Barbados:The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley,President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana: His Excellency Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Secretary General of the CARICOM Secretariat:Doctor Carla Barnett,Other Dignitaries,Members of the press,Ladies and Gentleman, Good day to you all! I am pleased, to join you, at this Agri-Investment Forum and Expo II…

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