Statements and Declarations

  • 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 Statement by the  Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is gravely concerned by the recent escalation in violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians. CARICOM joins the international community in calling for an immediate ceasefire and end to hostilities. CARICOM continues to support the United Nations’ efforts towards a two-state solution as the best way forward. 19 May 2021

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  • Photo of Statement 28th Special COHSOD 12th May 2021

    Statement 28th Special COHSOD 12th May 2021

    The Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Council of Human and Social Development (COHSOD) met in Special session on Tuesday 12 May to examine concerns related to the administration of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Exams for 2021. The concerns arose out of recommendations made to CXC at a meeting of the COHSOD in March 2021.    COHSOD, in noting that the authority…

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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 Statement from the Chairman of the Caribbean  Community (CARICOM),  Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, on the  selection of the new CARICOM Secretary-General

    Statement from the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, on the selection of the new CARICOM Secretary-General

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meeting virtually in Special Session on Tuesday 11 May unanimously agreed to appoint Dr. Carla Natalie Barnett as the 8th CARICOM Secretary-General. Dr Barnett, a national of Belize, is the first woman and the first Belizean to be selected for the post. She will replace Ambassador Irwin LaRocque who is completing his…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – 24th COFCOR

    Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – 24th COFCOR

    OPENING REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR.CLAUDE JOSEPH, PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND WORSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF HAITI, ON THE OCCASION OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR), VIA ZOOM, 6 MAY 2021 Colleagues Foreign Ministers and Heads of Delegations of CARICOM Member States;      Ambassador Irwin LaRoque, Secretary-General of CARICOM;  Senior…

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