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    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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    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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  • Photo of CARICOM SG says regional integration provides resilience

    CARICOM SG says regional integration provides resilience

    The strength of the regional integration movement provides a solid platform upon which the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) can build its resilience within a global environment constantly in flux. That sentiment was expressed by the Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, earlier today, Thursday 18 May 2017, when he addressed the opening of the 20th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community…

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  • CARIBBEAN-RIGHTS-Caribbean countries yet to ratify convention allowing children to complain directly to UN about human rights abuses

    UNITED NATIONS, CMC – No Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country has yet ratified an agreement that went into effect Monday, allowing children the right to complain directly to the United Nations about alleged violations of their rights. UN child rights experts Monday hailed the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure that came…

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