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  • Photo of CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY STATEMENT ON HAITI

    CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY STATEMENT ON HAITI

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) notes the efforts made by various groups of Haitian stakeholders to negotiate political accords since 2021 to contribute to resolving the protracted political stalemate. This includes the latest agreement that was made public by the Interim Prime Minister on 21 December 2022. CARICOM urges all stakeholders to come together in their search for a consensus agreement.…

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  • Photo of Preliminary Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to the Antigua and Barbuda General Elections, 18 January 2023

    Preliminary Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to the Antigua and Barbuda General Elections, 18 January 2023

    The seven (7) member CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) which was mounted by the Caribbean Community, at the invitation of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, observed the General Election on 18 January 2023. The CEOM visited 184 of 188 polling stations across 16 constituencies in Antigua. Due to logistical challenges polling stations in Barbuda were not visited. The Mission…

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  • Photo of Remarks By Dr. Carla N. Barnett, Secretary-General of CARICOM, at the Fiftieth Meeting of the Community Council of Ministers

    Remarks By Dr. Carla N. Barnett, Secretary-General of CARICOM, at the Fiftieth Meeting of the Community Council of Ministers

    Honourable Frederick A. Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Public Service of The Bahamas; Other Honourable Ministers and Other Heads of Delegation; All Staff of the Secretariat; Distinguished Delegates; Ladies and Gentlemen. I welcome all of you to this Fiftieth Meeting of the Community Council of Ministers with a wish is for a productive, successful and prosperous 2023. As we…

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  • Photo of CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission to Antigua and Barbuda

    CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission to Antigua and Barbuda

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has responded to the invitation extended by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to mount a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the General Elections scheduled for 18 January 2023. The CARICOM Secretary General has appointed Ms. Josephine Tamai, Chief Elections Officer of the Elections and Boundaries Department of Belize to head the CARICOM Mission.…

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  • Photo of Cuba joins CARICOM Task Force on Agriculture

    Cuba joins CARICOM Task Force on Agriculture

    Cuba has accepted an offer from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to join the Community’s Ministerial Task Force on Agriculture. Both sides also agreed to observe October 6 as CARICOM Cuba Day Against Terrorism. These were among the major outcomes of the 8th CARICOM-Cuba Summit held in Barbados on Tuesday as the 50th Anniversary of diplomatic ties was celebrated. A Declaration…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat Goes Orange to Highlight Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

    CARICOM Secretariat Goes Orange to Highlight Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

    The CARICOM Secretariat illuminated its Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana, with orange spotlights on Tuesday, 29 November, in recognition of “16 Days of Activism” which is being observed internationally. The awareness activities aim to bring attention to ending violence against women and girls.   The observance was held in collaboration with the European Union-funded Spotlight Initiative Caribbean Regional programme and formed part of the…

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  • Photo of PANCAP WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2022 “EQUALIZE”

    PANCAP WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2022 “EQUALIZE”

    (Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS) PANCAP joins the world in observance of World AIDS Day 2022 under the theme “EQUALIZE”. It is a call to action for individuals and collectives to address inequalities, so that everyone can have access to high-quality prevention, treatment and support services and that our laws and policies address stigma and exclusion that hinder access to health services.  The…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG Extends Best Wishes to Barbados on 56th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM SG Extends Best Wishes to Barbados on 56th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM joins the government and people of Barbados in celebrating the country’s fifty-sixth anniversary of independence on 30 November. “The strides Barbados has made since Independence have sustained its pursuit of progress and prosperity. As the People of Barbados unite under the theme “Come, Celebrate Barbados” we are reminded of the country’s significant contribution as a founding Member of the…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening 55th Meeting of COTED, 28 November 2022

    Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening 55th Meeting of COTED, 28 November 2022

    Honourable, Alva Baptiste, Minister of External Affairs International Trade, Civil Aviation and Diaspora Affairs of Saint Lucia and Chair of Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED); Other Honourable Ministers and Heads of Delegations; Representatives of Regional Institutions; Distinguished Delegates; Ladies and Gentlemen. It is my pleasure to say a few words of welcome to this Fifty-Fifth Regular Meeting of…

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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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