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  • Photo of CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability appointed

    CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability appointed

      The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has appointed a Special Rapporteur on Disability, as it works towards an inclusive Region for persons with disabilities.  The Thirty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) – Health, in September 2018, endorsed the recommendation that Senator Dr. Floyd Morris be appointed to the position, and “urged Ministries of Health to facilitate…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat releases biodiversity management ‘report card’

    CARICOM Secretariat releases biodiversity management ‘report card’

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has recorded a significant milestone with the release of a report on the state of biodiversity management in the Region. The report examines how CARICOM Member States have progressed in meeting their commitments under the Aichi Biodiversity Targets within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Titled: The State of Biodiversity in the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat urges sound ecosystem management

    CARICOM Secretariat urges sound ecosystem management

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) – Future regional economic development will depend on sound management of natural resources, the CARICOM Secretariat’s Ambassador Colin Granderson has said, noting that healthy ecosystems improve a country’s ability to bounce back from catastrophic events. The Assistant Secretary-General for Foreign and Foreign Relations, who is also acting as Officer-in-Charge of the CARICOM Secretariat, was…

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  • Photo of Suriname National Faith Leaders Consultation – Faith Leaders to establish the main goals for an Inter-Religious Faith Leaders Network in Suriname  with emphasis on contributing to end AIDS

    Suriname National Faith Leaders Consultation – Faith Leaders to establish the main goals for an Inter-Religious Faith Leaders Network in Suriname with emphasis on contributing to end AIDS

    The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), with funding from the CARIFORUM 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Programme of Support for Wider Caribbean Cooperation will host the Suriname National Faith Leaders Consultation in Suriname on the 19 and 20 October 2018.  This Consultation is a follow-up to a series of engagements with faith leaders in Suriname under the PANCAP…

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  • Photo of Singapore keen on sharing development experience with CARICOM

    Singapore keen on sharing development experience with CARICOM

    Singapore has said it is happy to share its development experience with the Caribbean Community, as the country’s second Ambassador to CARICOM  was accredited Wednesday. Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque accepted the Letters of Credence of Her Excellency Karen Tan, Plenipotentiary Representative of Singapore to CARICOM, at the Secretariat’s Headquarters in Georgetown Guyana. Ambassador Tan said her appointment represented Singapore’s commitment…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, Norway strengthening already good relations

    CARICOM, Norway strengthening already good relations

      (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday accredited the first Ambassador of Norway to CARICOM noting that the appointment strengthens “already good” relations and signals a new chapter in a long standing friendship with the Kingdom of Norway. Her Excellency Ingrid Mollestad presented her Letters of Credence to the Secretary-General at the Headquarters…

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  • Photo of CARICOM expresses solidarity with Indonesia

    CARICOM expresses solidarity with Indonesia

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has expressed the Community’s deepest solidarity with Indonesia in the wake of the recent catastrophes. In a message of condolence to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Joko Widodo, Ambassador LaRocque said CARICOM’s thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those who perished in the devastating earthquake of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and State Councilor HE Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of China, greet before their discussions at CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana, Saturday 22 September, 2018.

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and State Councilor HE Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of China, greet before their discussions at CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana, Saturday 22 September, 2018.

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG accredits Panama’s first Ambassador

    CARICOM SG accredits Panama’s first Ambassador

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Thursday 13 September 2018 formalised diplomatic ties with Panama, accrediting the first Ambassador of the Central American country to the Community. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, received the letter of credence of Her Excellency Soraya Cano Franco during a short ceremony at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat, in Georgetown, Guyana. He said Panama and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM extends condolences on passing of former Montserrat Chief Minister

    CARICOM extends condolences on passing of former Montserrat Chief Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has expressed the Community’s condolences to the family of Montserrat’s former Chief Minister Mr Bertrand Osborne and to the Government and people, on his passing.    Mr Osborne, who died last Wednesday, served as Chief Minister of Montserrat from November 13th 1996 to August 27th 1997, a particularly difficult time in the island’s history during…

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