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  • Photo of Happy 42nd Independence Anniversary SVG

    Happy 42nd Independence Anniversary SVG

    CARICOM SG applauds ‘strength of character’, as Vincentians celebrate 42nd Independence Anniversary CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has congratulated the Government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Forty-Two years as an independent nation, noting that the resilience displayed in overcoming the recent traumatic  volcanic eruption in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is a fine example of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads of Government engage Green Climate Fund

    CARICOM Heads of Government engage Green Climate Fund

    As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continued its preparations for the United Nations COP 26, Heads of Government met on Tuesday with the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Mr. Yannick Glemarec. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of the Parties (COP 26) takes place in Glasgow, United Kingdom from 31 October to 12…

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  • Photo of REGION’S PUBLIC HEALTH BOOSTED BY PANCAP CAPACITY-BUILDING INITIATIVE

    REGION’S PUBLIC HEALTH BOOSTED BY PANCAP CAPACITY-BUILDING INITIATIVE

    EIGHTEEN (18) CLINICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTITIONERS COMPLETE THREE-MONTH COURSE ON CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF HIV Thursday, 7 October 2021 (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, congratulates the eighteen (18) clinical and public health practitioners who completed…

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  • Photo of Debt reduction for developing countries must be part of response to post COVID-19 economic situation:  CARICOM SG to UNCTAD XV

    Debt reduction for developing countries must be part of response to post COVID-19 economic situation: CARICOM SG to UNCTAD XV

    An effective response to the post Covid-19 economic situation must include significant and broad debt reduction for all developing countries, including vulnerable middle to high income states. This was one of the prescriptions put forward by CARICOM Secretary-General Her Excellency Carla Barnett as she participated in a panel discussion during the World Leaders Summit Dialogue on Inequality at UNCTAD XV…

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  • Photo of Media Advisory: Guyana’s President Dr Irfaan Ali to address the Opening Ceremony, Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    Media Advisory: Guyana’s President Dr Irfaan Ali to address the Opening Ceremony, Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) gets underway 4 October 2021. The virtual event will feature at least 32 activities and more than 100 speakers whose presentations will be aligned with the theme ‘Transforming our Food Systems’. A virtual marketplace also forms part of the event that is being hosted by main partners: the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General holds wide ranging discussions with Japan’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General holds wide ranging discussions with Japan’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Her Excellency Carla Barnett and Japanese Ambassador to CARICOM His Excellency Tatsuo Hirayama both praised the excellent relations between the two sides during a courtesy call by the Ambassador to the Secretary-General on Wednesday at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Georgetown, Guyana Headquarters. Discussions centred around Japanese assistance to the Community, and included climate change, disaster risk…

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  • Photo of Countdown to impactful, transformational Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021

    Countdown to impactful, transformational Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021

    As the countdown begins to the opening of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture on 4 October 2021, sector participants are anticipating an impactful event that will showcase opportunities for practical and technology-oriented solutions to tackle food security. They are also confident that strategic partnerships will be forged as part of actions towards the transformation that is required in the agriculture…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet US Deputy Secretary of State – Vaccines, Climate Change issues raised

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet US Deputy Secretary of State – Vaccines, Climate Change issues raised

    Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) impressed upon United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman the urgency for the delivery of the second tranche of donations of Pfizer vaccines from the US. The Ministers and Ms Sherman along with Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Brian Nichols held a virtual dialogue on Tuesday 21 September…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet ahead of UN General Assembly

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet ahead of UN General Assembly

    The CARICOM Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) held its traditional Special Meeting on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 in preparation for the High-Level segment of the United Nations General Assembly which begins in New York on 21 September. The Meeting, held virtually, also allowed Ministers to prepare for their meetings with non-CARICOM States which will take place in the…

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  • Photo of Agriculture development discussed as SG accredits Brazil’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Agriculture development discussed as SG accredits Brazil’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Scope for collaboration in agricultural development was one of the main items discussed by Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)Her Excellency Carla Barnett and Her Excellency Maria Clara Duclos Carisio, Brazil’s new Ambassador to CARICOM. Ambassador Carisio presented her credentials to Secretary-General Barnett in a ceremony at the Georgetown, Guyana headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat on Thursday 16 September. Apart…

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