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  • Photo of “Preserve our culture by promoting non-violent lyrics” – CARICOM Chair

    “Preserve our culture by promoting non-violent lyrics” – CARICOM Chair

    “In this Region, we owe it to the generation ahead of us to keep our culture alive and to invest in culture because culture is what distinguishes us from any other region …We do not need lyrics that promote violence in this Region. We have the ability to promote good lyrics and lyrics that move people in a positive direction”,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers, U.S. and Canadian Officials meet ahead of CARICOM Summit

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers, U.S. and Canadian Officials meet ahead of CARICOM Summit

    CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana, Monday, 26 February 2024:    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers advanced discussions with high-level officials from the United States of America and Canada on Sunday, 25 February at the CARICOM Secretariat, ahead of the 46th Regular Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government. During the 19th Special Meeting of the Council for Foreign…

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  • Photo of Guyana, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago to soon launch ferry service

    Guyana, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago to soon launch ferry service

    HE Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of Guyana, announced that shortly, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobagoand Barbados will launch a ferry service to improve intra-regional transportation. The President, who is the current Chair of CARICOM, was at the time delivering the feature address atthe opening of the Guyana Energy Conference 2024 and Supply Change Expo on 19 February, wherehe highlighted how…

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  • Photo of Congratulatory Message to Saint Lucia re 45th Independence Anniversary

    Congratulatory Message to Saint Lucia re 45th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat presents its compliments to the Ministry of External Affairs, International Trade, Civil Aviation and Diaspora Affairs of Saint Lucia, and has the honour to request the latter’s kind assistance in having the following congratulatory message from Dr. Carla N. Barnett, Secretary-General of CARICOM, transmitted to the Honourable Philip J. Pierre, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG accredits three new ambassadors

    CARICOM SG accredits three new ambassadors

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr Carla Barnett accredited three new ambassadors on Tuesday 20 February at the Headquarters of the Community in Georgetown, Guyana. Earlier in the day, Dr Barnett first accepted the letters of credence of His Excellency Cornelis Hersbach from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett and His Excellency Cornelis Hersbach from the Kingdom of the Netherlands…

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  • Knowledge Hub launched for 46th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

    CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Friday, 9 February 2024 – The CARICOM Secretariat has launched an online knowledge hub to highlight critical aspects of the upcoming 46th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), scheduled for 25 – 28 February in Guyana.This official online presence for the meeting will include scheduled speakers and special…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General Congratulates Grenada On Golden Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM Secretary-General Congratulates Grenada On Golden Independence Anniversary

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Friday, 2 February 2024): The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Export Development of Grenada and has the honour to request that the following congratulatory message from the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. Carla Barnett, be transmitted to the Prime Minister of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Sends Condolence Message on The Passing Of Justice Jacob Wit

    CARICOM Sends Condolence Message on The Passing Of Justice Jacob Wit

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Wednesday, 17 January 2024) –  The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has learnt, with deep sadness, of the passing of His Honour Justice Jacob Wit, esteemed Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Justice Wit served the Community and the wider legal profession in our Region with distinction and passion for 18 years, before retiring from…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Congratulates Haiti on Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM Congratulates Haiti on Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Haiti on its Two Hundred and Twentieth Anniversary of Independence which it celebrates on 1 January 2024.Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett sent the following congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Haiti, H.E. Dr Ariel Henry: Honourable Prime Minister, the Caribbean Community congratulates the Republic of Haiti on the occasion of the Two Hundred and Twentieth…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Directors Of Culture Committed to Building A Resilient Culture Sector Post-Pandemic

    CARICOM Directors Of Culture Committed to Building A Resilient Culture Sector Post-Pandemic

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Friday, 15 December 2023)  –  Building a resilient culture sector in the Region was the focus of the Thirtieth Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC), convened virtually from 12-13 December 2023. Participants included permanent secretaries and directors of culture from 13 Member States and Associate Members, representatives of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB),…

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