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  • Photo of Statement by the Chairman of the Conference of Heads of  Government  His Excellency Brigadier  David A. Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the United States withdrawal from the  Paris Agreement

    Statement by the Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government His Excellency Brigadier David A. Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

    – CARICOM dismayed and disappointed by US withdrawal from Paris Agreement The Paris Agreement on Climate Change was more than just another international agreement on another complex international issue.  It reflects the acknowledgment and acceptance that climate change is a global issue requiring global solutions. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is therefore deeply dismayed and disappointed by the decision of the…

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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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  • Photo of Antigua-Barbuda strongly objects to being listed as a tax haven by Illinois

    Antigua-Barbuda strongly objects to being listed as a tax haven by Illinois

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Antigua and Barbuda on Wednesday registered strong objections with the US state of Illinois, which has introduced legislation listing Antigua and Barbuda and ten Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries along with six other Caribbean jurisdictions as tax havens. In letters to Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Illinois General Assembly, Michael Madigan and House Representative…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Ministers Welcome the passing of the US-CARIBBEAN Strategic Engagement Act (H.R. 4939)

    CARICOM Ministers Welcome the passing of the US-CARIBBEAN Strategic Engagement Act (H.R. 4939)

    STATEMENT FROM THE 39TH MEETING OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) COUNCIL OF MINISTERS We, the Ministers of Government of CARICOM Member States, gathered together at our Thirty-Ninth   Meeting of the Community Council of Ministers, on January 9 -10, 2017 in Georgetown, Guyana, welcome the recent passing in the United States Congress, on December 13, 2016 of the US-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act…

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  • Photo of Legislation to strengthen US-Caribbean Engagement heads to President Obama’s desk

    Legislation to strengthen US-Caribbean Engagement heads to President Obama’s desk

    WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), a former Chair of the Committee, today announced that their legislation to enhance U.S. engagement with the Caribbean has passed the House and Senate and is headed to the President for signature into law. The United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act (H.R.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates US President-elect

    CARICOM congratulates US President-elect

    Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica has congratulated President-elect of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump on his victory in last Tuesday’s Presidential elections. The CARICOM Chairman extended best wishes to Mr. Trump for a successful tenure and said he would welcome the opportunity to engage at the earliest opportunity. Mr.…

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  • Major economies express confidence about growth

    WASHINGTON—Finance officials of the world’s major economies expressed confidence that they can meet an ambitious goal of boosting global growth by US$2 trillion over the next five years. That’s despite a variety of threats including rising political tensions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Finance ministers and central bank presidents of the leading rich and developing nations issued a joint statement…

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  • Anti-government action not goal of ‘Cuban Twitter’ – USAID chief

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The social network set up as a form of Twitter in Cuba was not designed to foment dissent against Havana’s communist government, the head of the US agency behind it said yesterday. Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the US Agency for Inter-national Development (USAID), appear-ed before a Senate subcommittee to discuss the agency’s $20 billion budget but…

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  • US accuses Russian agents of stirring eastern Ukraine unrest

    WASHINGTON/LUHANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian agents and special forces yesterday of stirring separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow could be trying to prepare for military action as it had in Crimea. Armed pro-Moscow protesters were still occupying Ukrainian government buildings in two cities in the largely Russian-speaking east yesterday, although police ended…

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