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  • Photo of Virtual Panel Discussion to launch CARICOM Energy Month

    Virtual Panel Discussion to launch CARICOM Energy Month

    Friday, 30 October 2020 | Bridgetown, Barbados – The fifth observance of CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) will be launched on 2 November under the theme ‘A RE-silient Community: Energy at the Centre’. Each November, the spotlight is placed on energy as part of efforts to raise awareness of what is occurring in the region as well as to increase general…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government to tackle pressing issues at Meeting on Thursday

    CARICOM Heads of Government to tackle pressing issues at Meeting on Thursday

    COVID-19 and its impact on the Caribbean Community will be among matters for consideration by  CARICOM Heads of Government when they meet via video-conference on Thursday 29 October 2020.  This Forty-first Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government is expected to examine the health, financial and economic development implications  of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The discussions will follow the Special Emergency…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates St. Vincent and the Grenadines on 41st Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates St. Vincent and the Grenadines on 41st Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the country’s forty-first anniversary of Independence, which it celebrates on 27 October 2020. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Vincentian Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, said that as an Independent nation, St. Vincent and the Grenadines has achieved global recognition…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected New Zealand Prime Minister

    CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected New Zealand Prime Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated New Zealand’s Prime Minister Ms Jacinda Ardern on her re-election in the country’s general elections on 17 October. Ms. Ardern led her Labour Party to a rare outright majority for New Zealand elections, capturing 64 seats in the 120-seat Assembly. “The New Zealand electorate has no doubt favoured you, Prime Minister, for your…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022

    CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022

    CARIFESTA, the Region’s premiere cultural festival, which was scheduled to be held in Antigua and Barbuda in August next year, has been postponed to August 2022. The Hon. Daryll Matthew, Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals, and the Arts of Antigua and Barbuda, announced the decision on 8 October, at a virtual meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee. The Committee…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO

    CARPHA Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO

    The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has released a video to highlight its frontline work in the Region’s fight against the COVID-19. The six-minute video titled: CARPHA – Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response, also includes testimonial on CARPHA’s role in its Member States, including from Heads of Government. CARPHA has been conducting COVID-19 laboratory tests for its Member States with…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Premier of Bermuda

    CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Premier of Bermuda

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Bermuda’s Premier Hon. David Burt and his Progressive Labour Party (PLP) on their resounding victory in the General Elections of 1 October 2020. Premier Burt’s PLP won 30 of the 36 seats at stake, up from the 24 it won in the last Elections held in July 2017.     “Bermudians must be commended…

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  • Photo of Regional Spotlight Programme launched to help eliminate violence against women and girls

    Regional Spotlight Programme launched to help eliminate violence against women and girls

     Actions to prevent and eliminate violence against women are being strengthened by the Caribbean Community and partners with a newly launched programme called the Spotlight Initiative Regional Programme Caribbean. The programme is so named as it is intended to bring focused attention to this issue, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the centre of efforts to achieve gender…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment

    CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment

    CARICOM LAUNCHES PHASE III CARIBBEAN HUB SUBPROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION-UN ENVIRONMENT FUNDED CAPACITY BUILDING RELATED TO MULTILATERAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGREEMENTS PROJECT IN AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC (ACP) COUNTRIES PROJECT Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Acting Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) Mr. Arnold Kreilhuber have signed a new Project Cooperation Agreement approving…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Competition Authorities encouraged to co-operate

    CARICOM Competition Authorities encouraged to co-operate

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) national competition authorities are encouraged to co-operate together in the detection and prevention of anti-competitive business conduct. Senior Technical Coordinator at the CARICOM Secretariat CSME Unit, Mr. Philip McClauren, made the comment today while commending the Barbados Fair Trading Commission (BFTC) and the Guyana Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) for establishing a cooperation agreement. The regional…

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