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  • Photo of CARICOM partners with Nestlé for a Caribbean Youth Summit

    CARICOM partners with Nestlé for a Caribbean Youth Summit

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is pleased to announce that we have officially partnered with the Nestlé Anglo-Dutch Caribbean on holding the Nestlé Caribbean Youth Summit on October 5th & 6th, 2021. The theme for this virtual Youth Summit: Empower Youth to act NOW is aligned with CARICOM’s mandate to empower the region’s youth through the creation of programmes that expand youth capacity and competency. …

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  • Photo of Suriname President says CARICOM must do all it can to assist Haiti

    Suriname President says CARICOM must do all it can to assist Haiti

    His Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of Suriname has stated that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must do all it can to assist Haiti to overcome the challenges it is facing. Speaking during a courtesy call on the new CARICOM Secretary-General Her Excellency Carla Barnett at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Georgetown, Guyana Headquarters on Wednesday, the President emphasised that Haiti must not be…

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  • Photo of New CARICOM Secretary-General takes up office on Monday

    New CARICOM Secretary-General takes up office on Monday

    An Installation Ceremony for the new Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr Carla Barnett, will be held on Monday 16 August 2021, from 10:00 a.m. ECT. The Chairman of CARICOM, Prime Minister Hon Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda, will welcome the new Secretary-General and bring greetings from the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government. Dr Barnett will address…

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  • Photo of The US Government donates 5.5 Million Pfizer Vaccines to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

    The US Government donates 5.5 Million Pfizer Vaccines to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

    The US Government has generously gifted the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with 5.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccines.  This is the culmination of efforts initiated by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, who as Chair of CARICOM, wrote to President Joseph Biden of the United States earlier this year requesting a supply of vaccines for…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Jamaica on 59 years of Independence

    CARICOM congratulates Jamaica on 59 years of Independence

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and people of Jamaica on the country’s 59th Anniversary of Independence, which it marks on 6 August 2021 under the theme “Jamaica 59: Come Mek We Celebrate Online”. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Jamaica’s Prime Minister Mr Andrew Holness, said the theme reflects the determination and adaptability…

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  • Photo of WTO Negotiations on Fisheries Subsidies: Small States need special, differential treatment for ‘workable’ solution – CARICOM

    WTO Negotiations on Fisheries Subsidies: Small States need special, differential treatment for ‘workable’ solution – CARICOM

    While Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States have welcomed the progress on the Fisheries Subsidies negotiations, they have signalled that further adjustments are required, underlining the necessity for special and differential treatment (SDT) for small developing states. SDTs and carve outs for artisanal fishers are among the gaps that needed to be bridged towards a workable solution for the Caribbean. CARICOM…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman’s Statement at the Funeral of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise

    CARICOM Chairman’s Statement at the Funeral of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda presented a virtual Statement at the funeral of the assassinated President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse on Friday 23 July 2021. Here is the full Statement:

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  • Photo of ARRIVAL STATEMENT – CARICOM ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE GENERAL ELECTIONS OF SAINT LUCIA

    ARRIVAL STATEMENT – CARICOM ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE GENERAL ELECTIONS OF SAINT LUCIA

    In a letter dated 7 July 2021, the Honourable Allen M. Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia wrote to the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), His Excellency Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, inviting CARICOM to field a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the conduct of the General Elections which will be held in Saint Lucia on 26 July 2021.…

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  • Photo of Best wishes at the Olympics – CARICOM Chairman

    Best wishes at the Olympics – CARICOM Chairman

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of  Antigua and Barbuda has extended best wishes to the Caribbean athletes participating in the Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan. More than one hundred and fifty Caribbean athletes are taking part in the games which run from 23 July to 8 August. Here is the Link to the CARICOM Chairman’s message:

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman Commends WTO Director-General

    CARICOM Chairman Commends WTO Director-General

    Following the appointment of a senior Caribbean diplomat to the cabinet of the new WTO Director-General Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Caricom chairman PM Gaston Browne has commended the Director-General for living up to promises she made to both OECS and Caricom Heads of Government. Ambassador Stephen Fevrier, who heads the OECS mission in Geneva at the WTO, has been recruited by…

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