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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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  • Photo of Remarks by H.E. Elkhan Polukhov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to CARICOM

    Remarks by H.E. Elkhan Polukhov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to CARICOM

    Excellency Irwin LaRocque Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Distinguished team members of the CARICOM Secretariat, Excellences, dear colleagues. It is my pleasure and honour to be accredited in the capacity of the first Plenipotentiary Representative- designate of the Republic of Azerbaijan to CARICOM. In this position I will put all my efforts and energy to build and strengthen relations between…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Secretary-General – Accreditation Ceremony for Ambassador of Azerbaijan to CARICOM

    Remarks by the Secretary-General – Accreditation Ceremony for Ambassador of Azerbaijan to CARICOM

    Your Excellency Elkhan Polukhov, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM); Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, and other Members of Staff of the CARICOM Secretariat. Ambassador, I am indeed honoured to accept your Letter of Credence, and to extend congratulations on your appointment as the first Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM SG at Accreditation of new Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland

    Remarks by CARICOM SG at Accreditation of new Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland

    Remarks BY Ambassador Irwin LaRocque SECRETARY-GENERAL of The CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) on the occasion of THE PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS BY HIS EXCELLENCY SEÁN HOY, PLENIPOTENTIARY REPRESENTIVE DESIGNATE OF IRELAND TO THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY GEORGETOWN, GUYANA Wednesday, 28 APRIL 2021 Your Excellency Seán Hoy, Plenipotentiary Representative of Ireland to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM); Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary-General for Foreign and…

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  • Photo of Statement by new Ambassador of Kenya to CARICOM

    Statement by new Ambassador of Kenya to CARICOM

    Statement by Ambassador Anthony M. Muchiri, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the occasion of the presentation of Credentials to Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of CARICOM, 17 March 2021 It is my honour to present today, the first time for Kenya, my Credentials as Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General’s Remarks at Accreditation of Kenya’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General’s Remarks at Accreditation of Kenya’s Ambassador 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 ANTHONY MWANIKI MUCHIRI, PLENIPOTENTIARY REPRESENTATIVE DESIGNATE OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA TO THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY GEORGETOWN, GUYANA Wednesday, 17 MARCH 2021 Your Excellency Anthony Mwaniki Muchiri, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM);…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by Dr Ralph E Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) My dear friend Keith’s and Secretary-General and colleagues. I want to begin first by adopting every single word that the Secretary General has just spoken and to call those words my own. Therefore, I don’t want to retrace…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General’s Remarks – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Secretary-General’s Remarks – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of   Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of     St. Vincent and the Grenadines  and Out-going Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government of the…

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  • Photo of BUILDING BACK BETTER A LIFE WITH DIGNITY: Message by Dr Douglas Slater,  Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, CARICOM Secretariat, to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    BUILDING BACK BETTER A LIFE WITH DIGNITY: Message by Dr Douglas Slater, Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, CARICOM Secretariat, to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    I am very pleased, as Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, to deliver this message as the Caribbean joins the rest of the world in observing this auspicious day, 3 December 2020, International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The commemoration of this day has its underpinnings in the Convention on the Rights…

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  • Photo of World AIDS Day Message 2020 – CARICOM SG

    World AIDS Day Message 2020 – CARICOM SG

    Each year, December 1 is observed as World AIDS Day. The theme for this year is “Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility”.  On this day, we take time to reflect upon the global response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic by remembering the lives lost over the past four decades. We celebrate our achievements over the past years, and pledge to work…

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