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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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  • 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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