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  • Photo of ‘Step on regional integration pedal a little more’ – PM Allen Chastanet

    ‘Step on regional integration pedal a little more’ – PM Allen Chastanet

    Address by Saint Lucia Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet, Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community at the Opening of the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, 18th February 2020 It was a great honour for me over the past six months to have held the chairmanship of the Caribbean Community. Given…

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  • Photo of ‘We are family’ – Hon. Mia Mottley

    ‘We are family’ – Hon. Mia Mottley

    Remarks by the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, QC, MP, Prime Minister of Barbados, at the Opening Session of the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Barbados Thank you very much. Distinguished colleague Heads, the Secretary-General of CARICOM, the distinguished Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, distinguished Foreign Minister…

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  • Photo of ‘We have to build a resilient Caribbean Community’- CARICOM Secretary-General

    ‘We have to build a resilient Caribbean Community’- CARICOM Secretary-General

    Remarks by the Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the Opening of the 31st Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, Bridgetown, Barbados 18 February 2020 Madame Chair, Heads of Government, the scope of our Agenda illustrates the breadth of issues which we, as a Community, must address to further consolidate our integration and to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads to discuss Security: Regional law enforcement cooperation and coordination included

    CARICOM Heads to discuss Security: Regional law enforcement cooperation and coordination included

    When Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) gather on 18-19 February 2020 for their Thirtieth Intersessional Meeting in Barbados, high on the agenda is the issue of Security. More specifically, the priority actions to strengthen regional law enforcement cooperation and coordination among CARICOM States. Citizen’s security is at the heart of the CARICOM Security agenda. To this end,…

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  • Photo of PRESS RELEASE ON THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL (CCAT)

    PRESS RELEASE ON THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL (CCAT)

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has established a Caribbean Community Administrative Tribunal (CCAT).  The CCAT will be launched at a ceremony to be held on Monday, 17 February 2020 at the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Headquarters in Barbados, at which the Members of the Tribunal will be sworn in. CARICOM Heads of Government approved the establishment of the Tribunal at their…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Health Ministers to hold Emergency Meeting on deadly Coronavirus

    CARICOM Health Ministers to hold Emergency Meeting on deadly Coronavirus

    The Region’s Health Ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Monday 3 February on the novel Coronavirus which the World Health Organisation has now classified as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The novel Coronavirus outbreak which originated in Wahun City, Hubei Province, China, started in December 2019 and, up to this week about eight thousand cases have been…

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  • Photo of CARICOM expresses condolences with passing of SVG’s former Governor General

    CARICOM expresses condolences with passing of SVG’s former Governor General

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended sympathy to the Government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the death of the country’s former Governor-General, Sir Frederick Ballantyne. Sir Frederick, who served as Governor General from 2002 to July 2019, died last Thursday at the age of 83. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a message of condolence to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat launches solar project for Headquarter’s Building

    CARICOM Secretariat launches solar project for Headquarter’s Building

    A project that will see the CARICOM Secretariat’s Headquarters Building in Georgetown, Guyana generating 100 percent of its electricity needs through a Photovoltaic Power Generation System was launched with a sod-turning ceremony on Monday. The Project, being funded by the Government of Japan, will include: Installation of 400 kilowatt  of solar photovoltaic power generator to provide electricity to the Secretariat building;A…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters going solar

    CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters going solar

    The CARICOM Secretariat is moving towards 100 percent renewable energy for its Headquarters Building in Georgetown Guyana, with construction of a Photovoltaic Power Generation System set to commence on Monday 20 January 2020. The Project is part of a wider initiative called ‘The Introduction of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation System in Guyana and CARICOM’, being financed by the Government…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG extends sympathy to Australia over losses to ‘extra-ordinary’ fires

    CARICOM SG extends sympathy to Australia over losses to ‘extra-ordinary’ fires

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned at the continuing unsettled political, economic, humanitarian and social situation in its Member State, Haiti. Indeed, we are particularly concerned about the several incidents of violence and the associated and tragic loss of life. The current crisis has adversely affected all sectors of the society and has brought about severe hardship for the…

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