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  • Photo of Message from CARICOM Chairman H.E. President Chandrikapersad  Santokhi of Suriname, on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

    Message from CARICOM Chairman H.E. President Chandrikapersad Santokhi of Suriname, on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) expresses its deep regrets at the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and Head of the Commonwealth which includes nine of our Member States, and all five of our Associate Members  due to their relation to the United Kingdom. During her 70-year reign, Her Majesty’s commitment to service…

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  • Photo of SG Accredits new UK Ambassador to CARICOM

    SG Accredits new UK Ambassador to CARICOM

    Climate Change and Covid-19 were the main issues discussed as Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Her Excellency Carla Barnett accepted the credentials of the new Ambassador of the United Kingdom to CARICOM Her Excellency Jane Miller. During the accreditation ceremony at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Georgetown, Guyana Headquarters they both agreed on the critical importance to the Region and the…

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  • Photo of Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum: Action Plan

    Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum: Action Plan

    Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum: Action Plan At the conclusion of the 10th UK-Caribbean Forum, held virtually on 18 March 2021, the Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom and Caribbean countries, welcoming the Communiqué signed at the Forum, also agreed on the following Action Plan for a two-year period up to 2023, when the next full Forum meeting is currently envisaged.  This…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE – Tenth United Kingdom-Caribbean Ministerial Forum

    COMMUNIQUE – Tenth United Kingdom-Caribbean Ministerial Forum

    TENTH UK-CARIBBEAN FORUM: COMMUNIQUÉ Introduction The Tenth United Kingdom-Caribbean Ministerial Forum was held virtually on 18 March 2021. The Governments of the United Kingdom and the Caribbean again reaffirmed their commitment to the Forum as an important vehicle for dialogue, partnership and cooperation, reflecting the special relationship that exists between the United Kingdom, the Caribbean States and the British Overseas…

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  • Photo of CDB, EU, UK to help Dominica make public buildings more energy efficient

    CDB, EU, UK to help Dominica make public buildings more energy efficient

    (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) – The Government of Dominica’s mission to make its public buildings more energy efficient and slash its energy bill is getting financial support from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the European Union and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). CDB’s Board of Directors on Thursday last approved a grant of US$127,000 from the Bank’s Sustainable Energy for…

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  • Photo of CARICOM mourns the loss of VS Naipaul

    CARICOM mourns the loss of VS Naipaul

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) mourns the loss of the great writer Sir Vidia Naipaul. The Trinidad and Tobago born Nobel Laureate was a prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction works which elicited much critical acclaim and earned him many literary awards. He was acknowledged as a master in the use of language. His unsparing critique of post-colonial societies across…

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  • Photo of No need to fear Brexit – UK diplomat assures

    No need to fear Brexit – UK diplomat assures

    The United Kingdom’s (UK) top envoy in the Eastern Caribbean is assuring that the UK’s relationship with the region will not be adversely affected by its pending exit from the European Union (EU). In fact, British High Commissioner Janet Douglas said a trade deal was currently being worked on which is similar to that which currently exists. The UK has…

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  • Photo of PM Skerrit calls for “collaborative approach” for first climate resilience nation

    PM Skerrit calls for “collaborative approach” for first climate resilience nation

    Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said a collaborative approach is needed to realize the government’s idea of making Dominica the first climate resilient country in the world. Speaking at a government-organized National Rebuilding and Economic Partnership Consultation on Monday, Skerrit said the government cannot do it alone. “Maria has placed even sharper focus, not only on the need to build…

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  • Photo of STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARICOM,  AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE ON THE MANCHESTER BOMBING

    STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARICOM,  AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE ON THE MANCHESTER BOMBING

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) strongly condemns the vicious terrorist attack perpetrated in Manchester, United Kingdom, on Monday evening. The fact that the majority of the victims were children and young people makes this vile action even more heart-rending. The compassionate and helpful reaction by the citizens of Manchester to those in distress after the carnage, exemplifies the qualities of empathy…

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  • Photo of Communique – 20th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Bridgetown, Barbados, 18 – 19 May 2017

    Communique – 20th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Bridgetown, Barbados, 18 – 19 May 2017

    The Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) took place in Bridgetown, Barbados on 18-19 May 2017, under the Chairmanship of Senator the Honourable Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados. The COFCOR was attended by the Honourable H. Charles Fernandez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade …

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