Regional Integration

  • Photo of CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    (Joint Press Release by CARICOM Secretariat and the United Nations Caribbean) On Tuesday, 12 July 2022, Her Excellency Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) received Mr. Roberto Valent, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Development Coordination Office (DCO) of the United Nations. The CARICOM Secretary-General and UN Regional Director talked about their respective organisations’ work on…

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  • Photo of New Year’s Message from Incoming Chairman of the  Caribbean Community Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

    New Year’s Message from Incoming Chairman of the Caribbean Community Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

    As the Caribbean Community enters this New Year 2019, it is with a renewed vigour and determination to maintain the momentum with which we ended 2018. This is the final year of our first five-year Strategic Plan and preparations have already begun for the second Plan which will build on the accomplishments of its predecessor. There is no doubt that…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG holds talks with Aruba on Associate Membership

    CARICOM SG holds talks with Aruba on Associate Membership

    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met on Wednesday with Prime Minister of Aruba Hon Evelyn Wever-Croes on Associate Membership in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  for the Dutch Territory. The Secretary-General will also visit Curacao and St. Maarten this week. CARICOM Heads of Government earlier this year mandated the Secretary-General to begin the process of negotiations with the Dutch Territories in order…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors charting enhanced role

    CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors charting enhanced role

    The CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors is holding its 8th meeting in Guyana, Thursday, with heightened expectations of the group following the ground-breaking Special Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government on the CSME, in Trinidad and Tobago earlier this week. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in welcome remarks, told the Ambassadors their role, both individually as the link between the regional…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Antigua/Barbuda on its 37th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Antigua/Barbuda on its 37th Independence Anniversary

    Antigua and Barbuda’s ‘invaluable contribution’ to regional integration and ‘active participation in the Councils’ of the Caribbean Community have been highlighted as CARICOM congratulates the country on 37 years of Independence. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Hon. Gaston Browne said: “Under your leadership as Head of Government responsible for Services within the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet,…

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  • Photo of Successful COFAP and CSME Meetings in Barbados

    Successful COFAP and CSME Meetings in Barbados

    CARICOM Citizens can rest assured that their leaders are moving with “renewed passion and energy” to make sure that the Community is functioning. This was pointed out by Chairman of CARICOM, Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica and Chairman of the Council on Finance and Planning, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua, at a briefing to close the Sixth Meeting…

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  • Photo of Jamaican Officials Engaged On CARICOM Results-Based Management System

    Jamaican Officials Engaged On CARICOM Results-Based Management System

    Parliamentarians and senior public sector officials in Jamaica participated in day-two of the series of sensitization seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management (RBM) system, Wednesday. The session with Parliamentarians at the Houses of Parliament was addressed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign trade Kamina Johnson Smith. A separate engagement for Permanent Secretaries  and other officials, held at the Office…

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  • Photo of CARICOM benefits from Jamaica’s Commitment – Secretary General

    CARICOM benefits from Jamaica’s Commitment – Secretary General

    CARICOM has greatly benefited from the commitment and dedication of the Government and people of Jamaica, Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has said as he extended congratulations on the country’s 56th Anniversary of Independence. “Over the years, your country has contributed significantly to the integration movement and I look forward to continuing this strong track record of dedication to regional integration…

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  • Photo of CARICOM STATEMENT ON HAITI

    CARICOM STATEMENT ON HAITI

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned at the violent protest in Haiti, a Member State of the Community. The Chairman of CARICOM, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness speaking on behalf of the community stated “The Community deplores the loss of life, property and the damage to infrastructure and calls for restraint and an end to the protests and the…

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  • Photo of Jamaica’s Prime Minister signs CARICOM Agreements on cooperation in Education and Security

    Jamaica’s Prime Minister signs CARICOM Agreements on cooperation in Education and Security

    Jamaica’s Prime Minister Mr Andrew Holness on Friday signed three Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Agreements during the 39th Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The agreements signed were the: Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement as an organ of the Community and the CARICOM Implementation…

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