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  • Photo of The Fight against crime and for security moves forward:  CARIFORUM to launch 10th EDF on Crime and Security

    The Fight against crime and for security moves forward:  CARIFORUM to launch 10th EDF on Crime and Security

    Cooperation to beat back the scourge of crime and violence  in the Caribbean advances further with the launch of the 10th European Development Fund CARIFORUM Crime and Security Cooperation Programme, on 17 January 2018, in Barbados. The Caribbean is a critical and central route between drug producers and large scale consumers and violence and crime remain a pressing problem. The…

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  • Photo of ENSLAVEMENT OF AFRICAN MIGRANTS IN LIBYA

    ENSLAVEMENT OF AFRICAN MIGRANTS IN LIBYA

    The Community Council of Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), at its first sitting of 2018, expressed concern at the reports of the dehumanizing situation of African migrants in Libya being auctioned into slavery by criminal elements. Ministers joined in solidarity with the statements made by African and European leaders at the 5th African Union-European Union Summit on 29-30 November…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’s unity drives it to surmount challenges: SG

    CARICOM’s unity drives it to surmount challenges: SG

    The unified strength of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has enabled it to surmount challenges posed over 44 years of regional integration, CARICOM Secretary-General said Monday, urging the Community Council of Ministers to use those weapons to forge ahead. CARICOM’s second highest organ held its 41st meeting at the Georgetown, Guyana Headquarters on Monday 15 January to discuss the provisional list…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT BY THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) ON COMMENT MADE BY THE PRESIDENT  OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    STATEMENT BY THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) ON COMMENT MADE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply disturbed by reports about the use of derogatory and repulsive language by the President of the United States in respect of our Member State, Haiti, and other developing countries. CARICOM condemns in the strongest terms, the unenlightened views reportedly expressed.  Of additional concern, is this pattern of denigrating Haiti and its citizens in what…

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  • Photo of Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    The governments of Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have signalled their unequivocal commitment to integration as they assigned two new envoys to join the family of CARICOM Ambassadors on Friday 12 January. Her Excellency Veronica Griffith, Plenipotentiary Representative of Barbados to CARICOM and His Excellency Allan Alexander, Plenipotentiary Representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to CARICOM were…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors holds Sixth Meeting

    CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors holds Sixth Meeting

    The CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors is continuing its role of providing strategic guidance to connect national and regional agendas in the integration architecture. The Committee is today holding its Sixth Meeting at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana under the Chairmanship of Haiti’s Ambassador to CARICOM, HE Noel Peterson.  Established in 2015 through an agreement by CARICOM Heads of Government…

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  • Photo of Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    Her Excellency Veronica Griffith, Plenipotentiary Representative of Barbados to CARICOM and His Excellency Allan Alexander, Plenipotentiary Representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to CARICOM were accredited by CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a short ceremony at the Secretariat’s headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana. The new Barbados Ambassador said her government endorsed the words of Right Excellent Errol Barrow in…

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  • Photo of St. Kitts and Nevis receives support for hurricane recovery effort

    St. Kitts and Nevis receives support for hurricane recovery effort

    St. Kitts and Nevis’ post-hurricane recovery efforts were boosted on Monday, January 8, 2018 when the Government of the State of Qatar made a financial contribution to the Government of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. The financial donation of $300,000 was presented by Non-Resident Ambassador of the State of Qatar to St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Khamis…

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  • Photo of CARICOM support for hurricane devastated island continues

    CARICOM support for hurricane devastated island continues

    Following on from the successful staging of the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference at UN Headquarters in New York on 21 November 2017, the Steering Committee has continued to meet with renewed focus on translating pledges into concrete programmes and initiatives. The Steering Committee, comprising representatives of the CARICOM Secretariat, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Regional Institutions and CARICOM Member…

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  • Photo of Happy 214th Haiti!

    Happy 214th Haiti!

    Congratulatory Message to the President of Haiti HE Jovenel Moïse from CARICOM Chairman Ambassador Irwin LaRocque  to mark the country’s 214th Independence Anniversary, 1 January 2018.             “Excellency  The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) extends warmest congratulations to the Government and People of the Republic of Haiti on the occasion of the Two Hundred and Fourteenth Anniversary of Independence. As a nation…

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