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  • Photo of Caribbean Creative Sector to benefit from ACP-EU 3 million Euro Grant Support Programme

    Caribbean Creative Sector to benefit from ACP-EU 3 million Euro Grant Support Programme

    The Caribbean Culture Sector has received significant funding from the European Union with support from the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, under the ACP-EU 11th EDF Culture Programme as creatives seek to recover from the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virtual Launch is set for Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 11:00 EST. The United Nations, Educational,…

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  • Photo of SG Barnett meets Saint Lucia Cabinet on First Day of Official Visit

    SG Barnett meets Saint Lucia Cabinet on First Day of Official Visit

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Her Excellence Carla Barnett stressed the importance of climate change and agriculture to the Region as she began a three-day official visit to Saint Lucia. Dr Barnett met with the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia the Honourable Philip Pierre who is Lead Head of Government for Sustainable Development in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM teachers set for training in learning recovery, enhancement

    CARICOM teachers set for training in learning recovery, enhancement

    Approximately 15,000 educators from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are set to benefit from professional development training specially designed for them to assist students in overcoming the learning losses occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. The training is part of the Learning Recovery and Enhancement Programme known as Let’s REAP, which was developed collaboratively among the CARICOM Secretariat, the Caribbean Development Bank…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads Approve Enhanced Cooperation Protocol

    CARICOM Heads Approve Enhanced Cooperation Protocol

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government have adopted a Protocol which should create opportunities to further the principles, goals and objectives of the Community  through Enhanced Cooperation. The “Protocol to Amend the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas Establishing the Caribbean Community including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy to allow Enhanced Cooperation among Member States and to address Related Issues” was…

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  • Photo of FIFA-CARICOM kick-off collaboration with virtual workshop

    FIFA-CARICOM kick-off collaboration with virtual workshop

    FIFA and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat held a kick-off meeting to discuss the development of a collaboration plan under the CARICOM-FIFA Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU, signed in 2021, established a mechanism between the two parties to strengthen collaboration to promote sports integrity and social responsibility, while furthering the development of football in the region. In her opening…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat revises Organisational Structure

    CARICOM Secretariat revises Organisational Structure

    The CARICOM Secretariat has revised its organisational structure to refocus the work of its Directorates and Offices in order to improve and strengthen its work processes. The Directorate of Trade and Economic Integration has been renamed the Directorate of Economic Integration, Innovation and Development (EIID).  This directorate now incorporates Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Climate Finance, Sustainable Development which will facilitate…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE – Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    COMMUNIQUE – Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    The Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held on 1-2 March 2022.  Chair of the Conference, the Prime Minister of Belize, the Honourable John Briceño presided over the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Honourable Gaston Browne (virtually); Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Central American Leaders to meet in Belize, 3 March 2022

    CARICOM and Central American Leaders to meet in Belize, 3 March 2022

    Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Central American Integration System (SICA) will seek to strengthen relations in the face of ‘multidimensional challenges’ when they meet for the Fourth CARICOM SICA Summit on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, on 3 March 2022. The Summit is expected to adopt the Joint Declaration of San Pedro, with…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads to tackle wide range of issues at Meeting in Belize

    CARICOM Heads to tackle wide range of issues at Meeting in Belize

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government will deliberate on several major issues, including the Region’s post-pandemic economic recovery, when they gather on San Pedro in Belize for their Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting on 1-2 March 2022. The Meeting, under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Mr. John Antonio Briceño of Belize, is also expected to address advancing the implementation of the CARICOM…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat helping to lead Region’s renewable energy transformation

    CARICOM Secretariat helping to lead Region’s renewable energy transformation

    The CARICOM Secretariat today takes charge of a Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Plant, as it sets an example of how the Region can utilise renewable energy resources to move towards greater energy efficiency and resilience. The 400-kilowaatt solar generation project, with 1,500 solar panels and servers and batteries, was undertaken through a US$17.8M grant agreement between the Governments of Guyana…

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