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  • Photo of CARICOM HEALTH MINISTERS ENDORSE CARIBBEAN MOVES INITIATIVE

    CARICOM HEALTH MINISTERS ENDORSE CARIBBEAN MOVES INITIATIVE

    In a powerful display of unity and commitment, CARICOM Ministers of Health collectively endorsed the proposed “Caribbean Moves” (CM) framework and implementation plan. They also expressed their support for including the initiative under the current standard Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) agenda item for subsequent Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) Health meetings. The decision to endorse the movement was made…

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  • Photo of Belize Celebrates Historic Ratification of Ocean Biodiversity Agreement

    Belize Celebrates Historic Ratification of Ocean Biodiversity Agreement

    Belize has made history by being the first Caribbean nation to officially ratify the groundbreaking ocean biodiversity agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJAgreement). The global commitment to safeguard 30 percent of the ocean by 2030 hinges greatly on…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett conducts visit to Japan

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett conducts visit to Japan

    CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Tuesday, 26 March 2024:  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett concluded a two-day visit to Japan where she met with high-level government officials and participated in the launch of the CARICOM-Japan Friendship Year 2024, and JUNTOS, Japan-CARICOM Exchange Programme for Young Diplomats. 2024 was designated CARICOM-Japan Friendship Year to mark the 30th anniversary…

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  • Photo of Seventh round of Caribbean Food Security and Livelihoods Survey launched

    Seventh round of Caribbean Food Security and Livelihoods Survey launched

    The seventh round of the Caribbean Food Security and Livelihoods Survey has launched. The survey is is available between 19 March and 2 April 2024, and is open to persons 18 years and older in all CARICOM Member States and Associate Members, as well as in Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. It is available in English, French, Dutch and Spanish, and can be accessed at this link: https://arcg.is/LSiPC  The…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, at the CARICOM-JAPAN Exchange Reception and the official launch of the CARICOM-Japan Friendship Year 2024, 26 March, Tokyo, Japan

    Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, at the CARICOM-JAPAN Exchange Reception and the official launch of the CARICOM-Japan Friendship Year 2024, 26 March, Tokyo, Japan

    Your Excellency Yōko Kamikawa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan; Other Officials of the Government of Japan; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Ms. Elizabeth Solomon, Assistant Secretary General, Foreign and Community Relations, CARICOM Secretariat; Delegates of the ‘JUNTOS’ Japan-CARICOM Exchange Programme for Young Diplomats; Other Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen. It is an honour for me to celebrate with you,…

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  • Photo of Climate Change is a numbers game that we must understand- Environment Minister, The Bahamas

    Climate Change is a numbers game that we must understand- Environment Minister, The Bahamas

    “Climate Change is a numbers game, and we have to understand what the numbers mean and what they mean for our future,” said the Hon. Vaughn Miller, Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources of The Bahamas.He was at the time delivering remarks at the opening of a capacity-building workshop for environment and Climate Change statistics and indicators on 12…

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  • Photo of Policymakers and Key Partners determined to scale up National HIV Responses to reach Prevention Targets with greater efficiency

    Policymakers and Key Partners determined to scale up National HIV Responses to reach Prevention Targets with greater efficiency

    Friday, 22 March 2024, (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, concluded the Eighth Meeting of National AIDS Programme (NAP) Managers and Key Partners in Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, 20 March 2024. Policymakers, programme managers,…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of CARICOM, at the CARICOM-South Africa Ministerial Meeting via video conference on 22 March 2022

    Remarks by Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of CARICOM, at the CARICOM-South Africa Ministerial Meeting via video conference on 22 March 2022

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana) – Your Excellency Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa; Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, and Chair of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations; Other Honourable Ministers; Distinguished Delegates; Ladies and Gentlemen. I welcome today’s…

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  • Photo of CARICOM seeks closer cooperation with Sweden in education and ICT

    CARICOM seeks closer cooperation with Sweden in education and ICT

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is eager to deepen its cooperation with the Kingdom of Sweden in education and ICT. CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett underscored this interest while accrediting a new envoy from the Nordic country, His Excellency Andres Bengtcén. Ambassador Bengtcén presented his letters of credence to Dr. Barnett at the Community’s headquarters…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Competition Commission Message to mark World Consumer Rights Day 2024

    CARICOM Competition Commission Message to mark World Consumer Rights Day 2024

    As the world celebrates World Consumer Rights Day 2024, we must reflect on the evolving landscape of consumer rights, especially in artificial intelligence (AI). In a world increasingly driven by data and algorithms, ensuring fair and responsible AI for consumers has become a pressing concern.  Within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), the CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) has consistently…

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