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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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  • Photo of ‘A true stalwart of integration’ –  CARICOM Secretary-General remembers Sir James Mitchell

    ‘A true stalwart of integration’ – CARICOM Secretary-General remembers Sir James Mitchell

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it has noted with ‘profound regret’ the passing of former Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Sir James Mitchell, adding that his death has brought to an end an era in the country’s history, as he was the last surviving Parliamentarian at the time of Independence in 1979. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett,…

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  • Photo of PANCAP virtual Town Hall to address concerns about  COVID-19 Vaccines for  Children

    PANCAP virtual Town Hall to address concerns about COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

    REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTITIONERS WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINES FOR CHILDREN IN THE 5-11 AGE GROUP Wednesday, 17 November 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, will host a virtual town hall to address concerns…

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  • Photo of CARICOM launches Survey to Assess Youth Development Status in the Region

    CARICOM launches Survey to Assess Youth Development Status in the Region

    Resources and opportunities available for youth development in Region are coming under the microscope as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat launches a Regional Youth Development Status Survey ten years after adopting the CARICOM Youth Development Action Plan (CYDAP). Set for roll out on November 15, 2021, the survey will collect data on challenges to youth development and the policies in…

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