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  • Photo of PANCAP Meeting opens with call to Sustain HIV Response as Public Health Systems are Challenged with COVID-19

    PANCAP Meeting opens with call to Sustain HIV Response as Public Health Systems are Challenged with COVID-19

    Wednesday, 2 June 2021 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): 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, commenced the Second Special Meeting of National AIDS Programme (NAP) Managers and Key Partners (Virtual), Wednesday, 2 June 2021.   The three-day meeting focused on the impact…

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  • Photo of Lightning Specialists Gather across Continents to Help Build Lightning Safe Communities during CMO/WMO Virtual Symposium

    Lightning Specialists Gather across Continents to Help Build Lightning Safe Communities during CMO/WMO Virtual Symposium

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 31, 2021—The first-ever Symposium on Lightning and Lightning Safety Awareness, hosted jointly by the Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on May 19-20, brought together lightning specialists from a wide range of disciplines. The event was part of CMO’s initiative to foster collaboration to better understand lightning risk and improve safety…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG calls for fairness in international financing for SIDs

    CARICOM SG calls for fairness in international financing for SIDs

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has made a call for fairness in international financing for Small Island Developing States (SIDs), noting that they have been experiencing a battering from climate impacts, not of their own making. “We have had to face the sharp end of climate change impacts in conjunction with our other inherent vulnerabilities.  It is, therefore,…

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  • Photo of Be more strategic, press on urgently with CSME – Trade Ministers advised

    Be more strategic, press on urgently with CSME – Trade Ministers advised

    The Organs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must move to adopt a greater sense of urgency and clarity of purpose if the Region is to successfully navigate the current difficult circumstances. Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Mia Mottley delivered this charge Tuesday at the opening of the Fifty-Second Meeting of the COTED. Prime Minister Mottley, who is Lead Head…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General hails signing of CARICOM-FIFA MOU

    Secretary-General hails signing of CARICOM-FIFA MOU

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has hailed the signing of an MOU between CARICOM and FIFA as opening avenues to positively impact the lives of youth within the Region. Ambassador LaRocque and FIFA’s President Mr Gianni Infantino signed the memorandum in a virtual ceremony, Monday. It creates a framework for further collaboration between football’s world government…

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  • Photo of FIFA and CARICOM enter into landmark collaboration agreement

    FIFA and CARICOM enter into landmark collaboration agreement

    FIFA and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration, with the aim of promoting sports integrity and social responsibility while furthering the development of football in the region. The landmark agreement was signed by CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and FIFA President Gianni Infantino at a virtual ceremony attended by the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Guyana on its 55th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Guyana on its 55th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Guyana on the country’s Fifty-fifth Anniversary of Independence. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a congratulatory Message to Guyana’s President  Guyana, His Excellency Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, lauded the country’s pivotal role in shaping the regional integration movement. Here’s the full text of the Secretary-General’s congratulatory message: “Excellency: On…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat wraps up pilot project involving Belize and Guyana High School teachers exchanging classes online

    CARICOM Secretariat wraps up pilot project involving Belize and Guyana High School teachers exchanging classes online

    The CARICOM Secretariat’s pilot project with High School teachers in Belize and Guyana teaching each other’s classes online finished today. Mr. Albert Inshanally of Queen’s College Guyana taught the class of Ms. Stefphoney Grinage of Sacred Heart College in Belize. Approximately 70 students participated in the merged classes with a lesson focusing on Regional Integration and the CSME. Mr. Inshanally…

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  • Photo of CARICOM remembers late Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister

    CARICOM remembers late Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has remembered the late Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Mr Franklyn Khan for his genuine interest in advancing the sector and the development of the Region. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a Message of Condolence to Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on the recent passing of Minister Khan, said his dedicated service…

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  • Photo of CARICOM remembers late Anguilla Chief Minister Hubert Hughes as ‘Regionalist’

    CARICOM remembers late Anguilla Chief Minister Hubert Hughes as ‘Regionalist’

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended its condolences on the passing of the former Anguilla Chief Minister Mr Hubert Benjamin Hughes, who died last Saturday 8 May 2021. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a message to Anguilla’s Premier Hon. Dr Ellis Webster, extended the Community’s deepest condolences to Mr Hughes’ wife Norma and the Hughes family, as well as the…

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