Regional Integration

  • Photo of CARICOM joins Dominica in celebrating its 44th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM joins Dominica in celebrating its 44th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the Government and people of Dominica in celebrating the country’s Forty-Fourth Anniversary of Independence on 3 November. Please see below CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett’s congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit: “Honourable Prime Minister On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I wish to convey congratulations and best wishes to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG extends best wishes to Antigua and Barbuda as it observes 41 years of Independence

    CARICOM SG extends best wishes to Antigua and Barbuda as it observes 41 years of Independence

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, has hailed the “remarkable progress” Antigua and Barbuda has made over the 41 years of its independence. “Antigua and Barbuda has made remarkable progress in these 41 years of independence, making this year’s theme: “Moving Forward With Unity Strength And Stability” a fitting representation of a people resolute in their pursuit of prosperity, sustainable development,…

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  • Photo of Statement by Chair of CARICOM to Mark CARICOM-Africa Day, 7 September 2022

    Statement by Chair of CARICOM to Mark CARICOM-Africa Day, 7 September 2022

    STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM), HIS EXCELLENCY CHANDRIKAPERSAD SANTOKHI, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SURINAME, TO MARK CARICOM-AFRICA DAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2022 It is my distinct honour in my capacity as Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), to address the people and governments of CARICOM and Africa…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on 60th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM SG congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on 60th Independence Anniversary

    “The People of Trinidad and Tobago should be proud of their outstanding achievements, and of the indelible contributions to the Caribbean region and the world.” – CARICOM Secretary-General CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, has extended “hearty congratulations” to the government and people of Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of that country’s 60th independence anniversary on Wednesday, 31 August. In…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago:The Honourable Doctor Keith Rowley,Prime Minister of Barbados:The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley,President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana: His Excellency Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Secretary General of the CARICOM Secretariat:Doctor Carla Barnett,Other Dignitaries,Members of the press,Ladies and Gentleman, Good day to you all! I am pleased, to join you, at this Agri-Investment Forum and Expo II…

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  • Photo of 25% by 2025 Reduction in the Regional Food Bill

    25% by 2025 Reduction in the Regional Food Bill

    Heads of Government of CARICOM have committed to reducing the Region’s large food import bill by 25% by 2025. The implementation of the CARICOM Agri-Food Systems Strategy in the Member States, is expected to help achieve this target, by giving special attention to priority crops and products such as poultry, corn, soya, meat (Goat, Sheep, Beef), rice and niche vegetables…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, 53rd Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, 16 August 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, 53rd Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, 16 August 2022

    Dr. Claire Grant, President, Caribbean Broadcasting Union; Ms. Sonia Gill, Secretary General, Caribbean Broadcasting Union; Dr. Tawfik Jelassi, Assistant Director General for Communication and Information, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; Mr. Kristian Porter, Chief Executive Officer, Public Media Alliance; Distinguished Guests; Representatives of the Media; Ladies and Gentlemen. It is truly a pleasure to address this forum comprised…

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  • 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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