Statements and Declarations

  • Photo of The Global Reparations Movement: The Greatest Political Tide of the 21st Century

    The Global Reparations Movement: The Greatest Political Tide of the 21st Century

    Statement by the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) welcomes recent developments in the movement for reparatory justice, especially in the Caribbean and across the United States, and the wide media coverage of the movement in the aftermath of the globalization of the Black Lives Matter campaign. Rastafari, civil society organizations, and prominent public figures in the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT by Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community on Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise

    STATEMENT by Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community on Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise

    The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in a Special Emergency Session on Wednesday, 7 July, in the wake of the assassination of the President of Haiti. The Heads of Government are shocked and saddened by the assassination of a member of the CARICOM family, His Excellency Jovenel Moise, during the early hours of 7 July 2021.…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE – 42nd Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    COMMUNIQUE – 42nd Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE FORTY SECOND REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY, 5-6 JULY 2021 The Forty-Second Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held virtually on 5-6 July 2021.  Chair of the Conference, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable…

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  • Photo of ST JOHN’S DECLARATION ON REDEDICATION TO CSME IMPLEMENTATION

    ST JOHN’S DECLARATION ON REDEDICATION TO CSME IMPLEMENTATION

    WE, the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), meeting virtually on 5-6 July 2021 for the Forty-Second Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM; Recognising that the commitments made in our 2018 ST ANN’S DECLARATION ON THE CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY (CSME) to inter alia, take action at the national level to advance…

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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 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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