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  • STATEMENT BY THE RT. HON. P.J. PATTERSON, PRIME MINISTER OF JAMAICA AND MEMBER, CARICOM BUREAU, ON CONSULTATIONS IN GUYANA, MAY 29-30, 1998

    I have paid a short visit to Guyana as a member of the CARICOM Bureau on the eve of the release of the findings of the Audit Team and in continuation of the efforts of the Community to foster understanding, mutual trust and harmony in this country. During my visit I held consultative meetings with the various political leaders and…

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  • LAW AND TRADE IN CARICOM SPOTLIGHT

    Two significant meetings in the lead up to the XIXth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community take place in Georgetown, Guyana next week. The Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) and the Legal Affairs Committee will both convene with COTED taking place at the Bank of Guyana headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat and…

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  • CARICOM CHAIRMAN PRESENTS REPORT ON TUESDAY

    Chairman of CARICOM, Dr the Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada will formally hand over the CARICOM Audit Team’s Report on Guyana’s December 15 General Elections on Tuesday June 2, 1998. The Audit team led by former Trinidad and Tobago Appeal Court Judge Mr Ulric Cross completed its assignment within its extended deadline of May 31, 1998. The audit…

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  • COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT CONCLUSION OF THE INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RE

    The Inaugural Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) was held in Paramaribo, Suriname on 12-13 May, 1998. The Council was established by Article 8 (b) of Protocol I amending the Treaty of Chaguaramas. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs attending were: the Hon. Janet Bostwick, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister with responsibility for CARICOM Affairs, The…

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  • COMMUNITY COUNCIL MINISTERS MEET IN GUYANA

    Ministers of the Caribbean Community’s second highest organ – The Community Council, will tomorrow begin a two-day meeting at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. Ministers will consider the draft Rules of Procedure for the Community Council, and are expected to adopt the final rules which will guide the Council in its future deliberations. The Council will review the status…

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  • Statement on News Item dated 30 April 1998

    In the edition of the Chronicle dated April 30, 1998, there is a report on the Front Page with the headline “CARICOM clerk held with cocaine”. The CARICOM Secretariat wishes to state that the accused referred to in the report ceased being an employee of the CARICOM Secretariat since March 31, 1998. It is regrettable that although this information was…

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  • COHSOD PASSES RESOLUTION TO ELIMINATE RUBELLA IN THE CARIBBEAN

    The CARICOM Council for Human and Social Development has set the goal for the elimination of Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome from the Caribbean Community by the end of the year 2000. The Resolution, passed at the first Ministerial Meeting of COHSOD, held at the Crowne Plaza Kingston Hotel, from Monday, 20 April to Tuesday, 21 April, noted the high…

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  • JOINT STATEMENT AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY AND CANADA, APRIL 16, 1998, NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS

    The leaders discussed a number of regional, hemispheric and international issues. Particular attention was paid to the imminent Second Summit of the Americas due to be held in Santiago, Chile on the weekend, April 18-19, 1998. Noting the equal relevance of both the economic and non-economic issues to be addressed in Santiago, prominence was given to the proposal expected to…

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  • JOINT DECLARATION issued at the conclusion of the Meeting between The President of the Republic of C

    1. On 17 April 1998, on the eve of the Second Summit of the Americas, His Excellency the President of the Republic, Eduardo Frei, met with the Heads of States and Governments of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Specially invited to this Meeting was the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). 2. During the Meeting, the President and the Caribbean Community…

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  • JOINT STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES-CARIBBEAN MINISTERIAL MEETING, 6 APRIL 1998, PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

    The foreign Minister of the Caribbean nations of Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica, the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Republic of Suriname, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Secretary of…

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