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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman’s Statement at the Funeral of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise

    CARICOM Chairman’s Statement at the Funeral of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda presented a virtual Statement at the funeral of the assassinated President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse on Friday 23 July 2021. Here is the full Statement:

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  • Photo of ARRIVAL STATEMENT – CARICOM ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE GENERAL ELECTIONS OF SAINT LUCIA

    ARRIVAL STATEMENT – CARICOM ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE GENERAL ELECTIONS OF SAINT LUCIA

    In a letter dated 7 July 2021, the Honourable Allen M. Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia wrote to the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), His Excellency Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, inviting CARICOM to field a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the conduct of the General Elections which will be held in Saint Lucia on 26 July 2021.…

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  • Photo of Best wishes at the Olympics – CARICOM Chairman

    Best wishes at the Olympics – CARICOM Chairman

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of  Antigua and Barbuda has extended best wishes to the Caribbean athletes participating in the Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan. More than one hundred and fifty Caribbean athletes are taking part in the games which run from 23 July to 8 August. Here is the Link to the CARICOM Chairman’s message:

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman Commends WTO Director-General

    CARICOM Chairman Commends WTO Director-General

    Following the appointment of a senior Caribbean diplomat to the cabinet of the new WTO Director-General Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Caricom chairman PM Gaston Browne has commended the Director-General for living up to promises she made to both OECS and Caricom Heads of Government. Ambassador Stephen Fevrier, who heads the OECS mission in Geneva at the WTO, has been recruited by…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government to address key development issues at their Meeting on Monday and Tuesday

    CARICOM Heads of Government to address key development issues at their Meeting on Monday and Tuesday

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government have the COVID-19 pandemic and the Region’s response high on the agenda for their 42nd Regular Meeting to he held online on the 5-6 July 2021. The impact of recent natural disasters, including the eruption of La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the widespread flooding in Guyana and Suriname will…

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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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