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  • Photo of Remarks by the Chairman, Prime Minister Hon. Gaston Browne, to the 42nd Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by the Chairman, Prime Minister Hon. Gaston Browne, to the 42nd Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston A. Browne Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Minister for Finance and Corporate Governance And Chairman of the Caribbean Community CARICOM Chairman’s Statement Opening of the Forty-Second Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community 5th July, 2021 Colleague Heads of Government of the Conference Ministers and Senior Officials…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley – Outgoing Chairman – to the 42nd Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley – Outgoing Chairman – to the 42nd Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Distinguished Colleague Heads of Government; Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of CARICOM; Delegates; Good morning,  As we gather here this morning, permit me on all our behalf, first, to offer a note of condolence to our dear sister, the Hon. Mia Mottley, on the passing last week of her younger brother, Warren.  Prime Minister Mottley, our prayers have been with you…

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  • Photo of SG’s Remarks at 42nd Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    SG’s Remarks at 42nd Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    REMARKS BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE on the occasion of the FORTY-SECOND REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY VIA videoconference 5-6 July 2021 Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of Address by new Ambassador of Belgium to CARICOM, 23 June 2021

    Address by new Ambassador of Belgium to CARICOM, 23 June 2021

    ADDRESS BY HUGO VERBIST ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM TO CARICOM Your Excellency, I am very honored to stand here today, although virtually, to present my letter of introduction by Minister Wilmès as the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Caribbean Community. I would also like to…

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  • Photo of SG’s Remarks at Accreditation of new Belgian Ambassador to CARICOM

    SG’s Remarks at Accreditation of new Belgian Ambassador to CARICOM

    Remarks BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL of The CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, on THE OCCASION of THE PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS BY His Excellency HUGO VERBIST Plenipotentiary Representative (Designate) of the KINGDOM OF BELGIUM TO THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY Via videoconference Wednesday, 23 JUNE 2021 Your Excellency Hugo Verbist, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM); Mr.…

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  • Photo of Region needs to strengthen its resolve to advance a green resilient recovery post-COVID-19: CARICOM SG to USAID Climate Change Symposium

    Region needs to strengthen its resolve to advance a green resilient recovery post-COVID-19: CARICOM SG to USAID Climate Change Symposium

    “All of us gathered here are well-seized of the fact that climate change and the pandemic, as separate occurrences, are devastating for CARICOM Small Island and Low-lying Coastal Developing States (SIDS).  That double threat compounded by the recent eruption of La Soufrière Volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has stretched our limited human and financial resources. “This has been…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General: CARICOM FIFA MOU signing

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General: CARICOM FIFA MOU signing

    REMARKS BY THE Secretary-General of the Caribbean community, AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE at THE SIGNING CEREMONY OF THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE FéDéRATION INTERNATIONALE DE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (FIFA) AND THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE 31 MAY 2021 Mr. Gianni Infantino, President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA); Mr. Victor Montagliani, President of CONCACAF; Representatives of CARICOM Member…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Secretary-General to High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    Remarks by the Secretary-General to High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE Secretary-general of the Caribbean community, AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE at THE HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON ENERGY FINANCING AMONG CARICOM MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENERGY, HEADS OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, BILATERAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE 27 MAY 2021 Your Excellency Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS and Co-Host of this High-Level Meeting; Honourable Brigadier…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Ambassador of Portugal to CARICOM H.E. Carlos Amaro

    Remarks by Ambassador of Portugal to CARICOM H.E. Carlos Amaro

    Your Excellency, It is for me a great honour to be the third Portuguese Ambassador accredited to CARICOM and, as such, I reaffirm Portugal’s commitment to foster deeper relations with the Organization and its Member States. Portugal has historical and cultural ties with the Caribbean. The communities of Portuguese descendants living in various Member States of CARICOM are a visible…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General’s Remarks – Accreditation of Ambassador of Portugal to CARICOM

    Secretary-General’s Remarks – Accreditation of Ambassador of Portugal to CARICOM

    Remarks BY Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, SECRETARY-GENERAL of The CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) on THE OCCASION of THE PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS BY His Excellency CARLOS NUNO Almeida de Sousa Amaro Plenipotentiary Representative (Designate) of the PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC (PORTUGAL) TO THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY GEORGETOWN, GUYANA Wednesday, 19 MAY 2021 Your Excellency Carlos de Sousa Amaro, Plenipotentiary Representative of Portugal to the Caribbean Community…

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