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  • Photo of CARICOM joins Suriname’s celebration of its 46th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM joins Suriname’s celebration of its 46th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Suriname on the country’s Forty-Sixth Anniversary of Independence which it celebrates on 25 November 2021. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett, in a congratulatory message to the President of Suriname HE Chandrikapersad Santokhi noted that: “Suriname has made remarkable progress in those 46 years, which is the result of hard…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG calls for inclusive approaches to end violence against women

    CARICOM SG calls for inclusive approaches to end violence against women

    As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the world in observing the beginning of 16 Days of Activism Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence, on November 25, Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett is calling for comprehensive and inclusive policy approaches in addressing all forms of violence against girls and women. In a message to mark the international observance, Dr Barnett urged the people of…

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  • Photo of ‘A true stalwart of integration’ –  CARICOM Secretary-General remembers Sir James Mitchell

    ‘A true stalwart of integration’ – CARICOM Secretary-General remembers Sir James Mitchell

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it has noted with ‘profound regret’ the passing of former Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Sir James Mitchell, adding that his death has brought to an end an era in the country’s history, as he was the last surviving Parliamentarian at the time of Independence in 1979. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett,…

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  • Photo of PANCAP virtual Town Hall to address concerns about  COVID-19 Vaccines for  Children

    PANCAP virtual Town Hall to address concerns about COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

    REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTITIONERS WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINES FOR CHILDREN IN THE 5-11 AGE GROUP Wednesday, 17 November 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, will host a virtual town hall to address concerns…

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  • Photo of CARICOM launches Survey to Assess Youth Development Status in the Region

    CARICOM launches Survey to Assess Youth Development Status in the Region

    Resources and opportunities available for youth development in Region are coming under the microscope as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat launches a Regional Youth Development Status Survey ten years after adopting the CARICOM Youth Development Action Plan (CYDAP). Set for roll out on November 15, 2021, the survey will collect data on challenges to youth development and the policies in…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Pacific Island Forum agree on need for more adaptation funding for Climate Change

    CARICOM and Pacific Island Forum agree on need for more adaptation funding for Climate Change

    Financing for adaptation to climate change was a major focus of discussions between the Secretaries General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) at COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland. At their meeting on Monday, CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett and her PIF counterpart Mr Henry Puna agreed on the urgency for the developed countries to fulfil…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Dominica on 43rd Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Dominica on 43rd Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Dominica on the country’s Forty-Third anniversary of Independence, which is celebrates on 3 November 2021. “The theme of this year’s Independence festivities, “United in Purpose: Our Health, Our Heritage, Our Culture” is a clear rallying cry for Dominicans in this challenging period to continue in their collective actions to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM ENERGY MONTH BEGINS

    CARICOM ENERGY MONTH BEGINS

    Tuesday, 02 November 2021 | Georgetown, Guyana – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in collaboration with key regional institutions, development partners and Member States celebrates CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) 2021, throughout the month of November.   Energy remains a strategic priority for all CARICOM countries, as the region confronts unprecedented challenges in a worsening climate, the ongoing public health crisis, and declining economies. These, and other, issues are captured in…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Antigua and Barbuda on Fortieth Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Antigua and Barbuda on Fortieth Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Antigua and Barbuda on the country’s Fortieth Anniversary of Independence which it celebrates on 1 November 2021. “Forty years of statehood is a milestone in the history of a country, and there is much for Antigua and Barbuda to be proud of as a nation,” CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’s new Deputy Secretary-General set to take up office

    CARICOM’s new Deputy Secretary-General set to take up office

    Dr Armstrong Alexis of Saint Lucia has been appointed as the new Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Dr Alexis takes up his post from 1 November 2021. Dr Alexis was previously at the United Nations Development Programme where he has had a distinguished career in the Caribbean, the Pacific and Africa rising to the level of Deputy Resident…

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