Statements and Declarations

  • 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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  • Photo of CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Belize – PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

    CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Belize – PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

    The   Ministry   of  Foreign  Affairs  of  Belize,  by  way  of  Diplomatic  Note  dated 13 October 2020, invited the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to field a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the conduct of the Belize General Elections to be held on 11 November 2020. As a result, a six-member CEOM comprised of electoral officials from several CARICOM Member States…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates President-Elect Biden

    CARICOM congratulates President-Elect Biden

    CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) DR THE HONOURABLE RALPH GONSALVES PRIME MINISTER OF ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES TO THE PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE UNITED STATES JOSEPH R BIDEN Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) congratulate the President-elect of the United States, Mr Joseph Biden, on his victory in the elections of 2 November. The…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Election Observation Mission declares the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Elections free and fair

    CARICOM Election Observation Mission declares the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Elections free and fair

    The CARICOM Election Observation Mission for the 5 November 2020 General Elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has concluded that the Elections were free and fair and free from fear and that the outcome reflected the will of the people. Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves’ Unity Labour Party won nine of the 15 seats contested in the Elections, with…

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  • Photo of Arrival Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to SVG

    Arrival Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to SVG

    CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES GENERAL ELECTIONS, 5 NOVEMBER 2020 ARRIVAL STATEMENT By way of letter dated 7 October 2020, the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines invited the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to field a mission to observe the General Elections which will be held on 5 November 2020. In response, a…

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  • Photo of Connecting the World with Data we can Trust: Remarks – CCS Director of Statistics

    Connecting the World with Data we can Trust: Remarks – CCS Director of Statistics

    OPENING REMARKS Forty-fifth Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (45th SCCS)  (2-3 November 2020) Thirty-Third Meeting of the Regional Census Coordinating Committee (33rd RCCC) (4 November 2020) It is an honour for me to greet you on the occasion of the Forty-Fifth  Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (45th SCCS) and the Thirty-Third Meeting of the…

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  • Photo of Standards, Codes Critical to CARICOM Energy Sector Development

    Standards, Codes Critical to CARICOM Energy Sector Development

    Joint Statement by the CARICOM Secretariat, Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, and the Caribbean Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality, on the occasion of World Standards Day observed n 14 October 2020 Wednesday, 14 October 2020: Each year, on 14 October, World Standards Day is celebrated as a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of…

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  • Photo of Celebrating Caribbean Statistics Day – SG’s Message

    Celebrating Caribbean Statistics Day – SG’s Message

    MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE ON THE OCCASION OF THE OBSERVANCE OF CARIBBEAN STATISTICS DAY 15 OCTOBER 2020 It is my pleasure as Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, to send greetings on the launch of the Twelfth Observance of Caribbean Statistics Day on  15 October 2020. This year also marks the Third Observance of World…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Blacklisting by the European Community

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Blacklisting by the European Community

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) deplores the ongoing unilateral, arbitrary and non-transparent blacklisting strategy employed by the European Union (EU) against CARICOM Member States. The most recent inclusion of CARICOM States to the blacklist of alleged non-cooperative tax jurisdictions and jurisdictions identified as being deficient in the area of Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT), underscores the EU’s unwillingness to…

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  • Photo of Statement from the Caribbean Community on  the Guyana Elections Declaration

    Statement from the Caribbean Community on the Guyana Elections Declaration

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcomes the conclusion of the Guyana General and Regional Elections of 2 March 2020 with the declaration of the final results. The Community congratulates His Excellency Mohammed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, and the Peoples Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on their victory at the polls. The Chairman of CARICOM, Dr. the Honourable Ralph…

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