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  • Photo of TRIBUTE TO FORMER JAPAN PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE

    TRIBUTE TO FORMER JAPAN PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE

    The Conference of Heads of Government and the entire Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are shocked and saddened by the assassination of the former Prime Minister of Japan, the Honourable Shinzo Abe. Mr Abe is well remembered in our Community as in 2014 he became the first Prime Minister of Japan to visit the region and meet with our Heads of Government…

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  • Photo of Four to receive Order of Caribbean Community at 43rd CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

    Four to receive Order of Caribbean Community at 43rd CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

    On Sunday 3 July, four CARICOM nationals will be conferred with the Order of the Caribbean Community (OCC), at the opening ceremony of the Forty-Third Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, in Paramaribo, Suriname. They are former CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Calypsonian, Mr. David Rudder, Cricketer extraordinaire, Sir Vivian Richards, and Former Deputy Prime…

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  • Photo of Inaugural CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Expo opens 19 May

    Inaugural CARICOM Agri Investment Forum and Expo opens 19 May

    The CARICOM Agri-Investment Forum and Expo will formally open in Georgetown, Guyana on Thursday, 19 May 2022. President of Guyana, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, who holds responsibility for agriculture in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet will open the three-day event at the National Cultural Centre at 10am. Seven other Heads of Government of CARICOM will attend the Forum and will deliver…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat youth programme launches regional mental-health survey

    CARICOM Secretariat youth programme launches regional mental-health survey

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has launched a Regional Mental Health Survey to assess the psychological well-being of young people ages 10 to 29 years. The survey will gather data on youth’s mental state, feelings of health, happiness and comfort, indicators of depression and the support systems they have to navigate challenges. Deputy Programme Manager for Youth Development at the…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) HON JOHN BRICEÑO, PRIME MINISTER OF BELIZE ON CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY’S CANDIDATES FOR COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL

    STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) HON JOHN BRICEÑO, PRIME MINISTER OF BELIZE ON CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY’S CANDIDATES FOR COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL

    An election for the post of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth will take place during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which takes place 20-25 June 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda. The Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community maintains that it is still the turn of the Caribbean to provide a candidate for the position. In that regard, two…

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  • Photo of Foreign Ministers meet to tackle packed agenda

    Foreign Ministers meet to tackle packed agenda

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers meet on Wednesday 18 May to tackle a packed agenda, with climate change, financing for development and CARICOM relations with its traditional partners among matters prioritised for discussion. This hybrid Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) will be chaired by Hon E.P. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration, and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat Develops Online Platform for Sustainable Statistical Capacity-Building

    CARICOM Secretariat Develops Online Platform for Sustainable Statistical Capacity-Building

    The Regional Statistics Programme of the CARICOM Secretariat has established an electronic platform for training, research and knowledge acquisition that is aimed at improving statistical capacity in the Region on a sustainable basis. The platform is the Statistical Training and Research in the Caribbean (e-CISTAR) financed under the 11th European Development Fund. One of the deliverables of the Regional Strategy…

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  • Photo of CARICOM regrets passing of former Foreign Minister who helped to advance Cuba-CARICOM relations

    CARICOM regrets passing of former Foreign Minister who helped to advance Cuba-CARICOM relations

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed deep regret at the passing of Cuba’s former Foreign Affairs Minister HE Ricardo Alarcón, who played a constructive role in advancing Cuba’s relationship with CARICOM.  Mr   Alarcón died recently in Havana at the age of 84. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett sent a message of condolence to Cuba’s President HE Miguel Díaz-Canel: “Excellency The…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Community Statement on the Release of the Report of the United Kingdom’s British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry

    Caribbean Community Statement on the Release of the Report of the United Kingdom’s British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) takes note of the release on April 29, 2022, of the Report of the British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry (COI) with its far-reaching recommendations.   The British Virgin Islands (BVI), a British Overseas Territory, has been an Associate Member of the Community since July 1991.     CARICOM supports the decision of the duly elected Government of the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Leaders meet US Vice President Harris

    CARICOM Leaders meet US Vice President Harris

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Dominican Republic and the CARICOM Secretary-General met virtually on Friday with United States Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss support for post Covid-19 economic recovery, the climate crisis, energy security and security co-operation. CARICOM Leaders took the opportunity to raise other issues of concern including access to development financing including climate…

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