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  • Photo of The Caribbean Community mourns passing of Regional Legal Luminary Duke Pollard – CARICOM SG

    The Caribbean Community mourns passing of Regional Legal Luminary Duke Pollard – CARICOM SG

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has expressed condolences on the passing of Justice (ret), Duke Pollard of Guyana. The Secretary-General, in a message to the President of Guyana H.E. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, noted Justice Pollard’s significant body of work for the Region which included assisting to draft the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, and…

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  • Photo of Global Fund Stakeholders to discuss challenges affecting expansion of HIV, TB and Malaria responses at Regional Dialogue

    Global Fund Stakeholders to discuss challenges affecting expansion of HIV, TB and Malaria responses at Regional Dialogue

    Forum to maximise Learning, Coordination and Synergies among recipients of Global Fund Multi-Country Grants 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, will facilitate a “Joint Regional Dialogue among Key Stakeholders and Partners” of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria…

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  • Photo of Statement by Chair of CARICOM to Mark CARICOM-Africa Day, 7 September 2022

    Statement by Chair of CARICOM to Mark CARICOM-Africa Day, 7 September 2022

    STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM), HIS EXCELLENCY CHANDRIKAPERSAD SANTOKHI, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SURINAME, TO MARK CARICOM-AFRICA DAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2022 It is my distinct honour in my capacity as Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), to address the people and governments of CARICOM and Africa…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General at Opening, First AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum, Barbados, 1 September 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General at Opening, First AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum, Barbados, 1 September 2022

    The First CARICOM-Africa Summit held on 7 September 2021, opened a new chapter in the deep-rooted and strong relations between CARICOM and Africa.  It set in motion various initiatives to further deepen and strengthen relations between the African continent and the Community.  In particular, the Leaders underscored the need to foster increased trade, investment, air travel, and maritime shipping links,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on 60th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM SG congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on 60th Independence Anniversary

    “The People of Trinidad and Tobago should be proud of their outstanding achievements, and of the indelible contributions to the Caribbean region and the world.” – CARICOM Secretary-General CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, has extended “hearty congratulations” to the government and people of Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of that country’s 60th independence anniversary on Wednesday, 31 August. In…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago:The Honourable Doctor Keith Rowley,Prime Minister of Barbados:The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley,President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana: His Excellency Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Secretary General of the CARICOM Secretariat:Doctor Carla Barnett,Other Dignitaries,Members of the press,Ladies and Gentleman, Good day to you all! I am pleased, to join you, at this Agri-Investment Forum and Expo II…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman, President Chandrikapersad Santokhi of Suriname, congratulates the Caribbean’s outstanding  athletes at the World Athletics Championships 2022

    CARICOM Chairman, President Chandrikapersad Santokhi of Suriname, congratulates the Caribbean’s outstanding athletes at the World Athletics Championships 2022

    It is my pleasure to extend my warm congratulations as Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and Head of Government responsible for Community Development and Cultural Cooperation, which includes Sports, to all Caribbean athletes who participated in the World Athletics Championships 2022. Once more, you have made our Region proud with your outstanding performances at Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon, USA.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat begins consultation on draft gender equality strategy

    CARICOM Secretariat begins consultation on draft gender equality strategy

    The CARICOM Secretariat is launching a series of consultations on the draft CARICOM Regional Gender Equality Strategy (CRGES) beginning on Tuesday 26 July 2022. Senior officials in Ministries of Gender, Education, Health, Labour, Environment, and Finance from Guyana, Suriname, the British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands are expected to participate virtually, in the first of a series of national…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    (Joint Press Release by CARICOM Secretariat and the United Nations Caribbean) On Tuesday, 12 July 2022, Her Excellency Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) received Mr. Roberto Valent, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Development Coordination Office (DCO) of the United Nations. The CARICOM Secretary-General and UN Regional Director talked about their respective organisations’ work on…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates The Bahamas on 49th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM SG congratulates The Bahamas on 49th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, has extended congratulations to the Government and people of The Bahamas on the occasion of the country’s 49th independence anniversary on 10 July. “For the last 49 years, proud Bahamians have been making outstanding contributions in tourism, culture, sports and global affairs, to name a few.  The importance of The Bahamas to our Community is…

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