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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Haiti on Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Haiti on Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Haiti on the country’s Two Hundred and Eighteenth Anniversary of Independence which it celebrates on 1 January 2022. “As the Government and People of Haiti enter a new year of independence, CARICOM extends its best wishes for goodwill and unity to prevail in the current multifaceted challenges,” CARICOM Secretary-General…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat participates in International Meeting on support for Haiti

    CARICOM Secretariat participates in International Meeting on support for Haiti

    The Caribbean Community Secretariat was among the countries and international organisations invited by the US administration to the International Partners Meeting on Haiti held by videoconference on 17 December 2021. The meeting sought to gain a sense of what support could be provided by the international community to help Haiti which at present is mired in a multifaceted crisis. The…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General announces appointment of two (2) new Members of the Executive Management Committee of the CARICOM Secretariat

    CARICOM Secretary-General announces appointment of two (2) new Members of the Executive Management Committee of the CARICOM Secretariat

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. Carla N. Barnett, has announced the appointment of two (2) new Members to the Executive Management Committee at the CARICOM Secretariat. They are Ambassador Donna Forde as Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, and Ambassador Wayne McCook as Director General of the Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN). Ambassador McCook replaces Ambassador Gail Mathurin…

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  • Photo of Capitalise on opportunities pandemic creates – CARICOM ASG urges Region

    Capitalise on opportunities pandemic creates – CARICOM ASG urges Region

    The Region’s emergence from the widespread impact of the pandemic underpinned the discussions of the CARICOM Trade Ministers who met 23-24 November for the 53rd Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). The two-day Ministerial addressed a number of matters that focused on the continued safe reopening of economies in a COVID-19 environment, re-configuring business processes and digitalisation, and consolidating…

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  • Photo of Regional Cultural Committee meet on recovery of culture, creative sectors

    Regional Cultural Committee meet on recovery of culture, creative sectors

    The recovery of the culture and creative industries from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, featured prominently when the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) met for its 29th Meeting, to devise the way forward in setting the sectors on a sustainable path. Under the chairmanship of Mr Thomas Matthew, Chief Cultural Officer within Grenada’s Ministry of Youth Development, Sport, Culture…

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  • Photo of COTED Ministers and Officials praise Ambassador Gail Maturin as she retires

    COTED Ministers and Officials praise Ambassador Gail Maturin as she retires

    “A consummate professional”, “a shining example of service”, “erudite”, were among the accolades Trade Ministers heaped on outgoing Director-General of the Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN), Amb. Gail Mathurin on 24 November 2021. Amb. Mathurin demits office at the end of the year after spending more than a decade at the helm of the Barbados-based OTN, coordinating the Region’s trade…

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  • Photo of Gender advocate wants more awareness of women’s human rights treaty

    Gender advocate wants more awareness of women’s human rights treaty

    As actions to prevent and end violence against women and girls around the world come into sharp focus during the 16 Days of Activism observed on  November 25 – December 10, Professor Emerita of Gender, Social Change and Development at UWI (St. Augustine) Rhoda Reddock, is urging enhanced regional exchanges of good practices. She was Guest Speaker at the Annual…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Salutes Barbados as the country embarks on new path

    CARICOM Salutes Barbados as the country embarks on new path

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Barbados on the country’s Fifty-Fifth Anniversary of Independence and its transition to Republican status. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett’s congratulatory message to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said the theme for the Celebration “Rebuilding A Nation, Embracing Our Heritage” was most apt given that Barbados has chosen this moment…

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  • Photo of CARICOM joins Suriname’s celebration of its 46th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM joins Suriname’s celebration of its 46th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Suriname on the country’s Forty-Sixth Anniversary of Independence which it celebrates on 25 November 2021. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett, in a congratulatory message to the President of Suriname HE Chandrikapersad Santokhi noted that: “Suriname has made remarkable progress in those 46 years, which is the result of hard…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG calls for inclusive approaches to end violence against women

    CARICOM SG calls for inclusive approaches to end violence against women

    As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the world in observing the beginning of 16 Days of Activism Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence, on November 25, Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett is calling for comprehensive and inclusive policy approaches in addressing all forms of violence against girls and women. In a message to mark the international observance, Dr Barnett urged the people of…

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