COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE FORTIETH REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, 3-5 JULY 2019

The Fortieth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Gros Islet, Saint Lucia 3-5, July 2019 under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen Chastanet.Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis; Prime Minister of Barbados, Honourable Mia Mottley;  Prime Minister... View More
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Imposing tax rules outside OECD structure unacceptable: CARICOM SG

The arbitrary imposition of tax governance and anti-money laundering rules by countries and groups of countries other than the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), without meaningful consultation with the affected States, is unacceptable.This was the position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, during his address to the opening ceremony of the 40th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. The... View More
United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres

Promote citizen security to shore up CARICOM societies’ resilience – UNSG

(CARICOM Secretariat) Resilience and sustainable development were at the heart of the  United Nations (UN) Secretary-General (SG), António Guterres’ address to the 40th Regular Meeting of Caribbean Community Heads of Government, which opened in Saint Lucia on 3 July 2019. Climate-related disasters and their impacts on families; murder rates; violence among women and girls; and concessional development financing were among the issues raised by the UNSG.In connecting the... View More
Secretary-General LaCARICOM Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque addresses the opening of the 40th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

CARICOM integration journey a standard bearer: Secretary-General LaRocque

In setting the tone for the 40th CARICOM Heads of Government Summit which opened in Saint Lucia on Wednesday, 3 July, Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said that CARICOM’s journey is recognised as the standard bearer by other developing countries seeking to build their own regional integration arrangements.“From across the globe, they have come to study our systems, our institutions, and our integration movement as a model for improving theirs. They understand that... View More
CARICOM Secretary Amb. Irwin LaRocque

CARICOM integration journey a standard bearer - SG

In setting the tone for CARICOM Heads of Government Summit which opened in Saint Lucia on Wednesday 3 July, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said that CARICOM’s integration journey is recognised as the standard bearer by other developing countries seeking to build their own regional integration arrangements. “From across the globe, they have come to study our systems, our institutions, and our integration movement as a model for improving theirs.  They... View More
CARICOM Chairman, PM Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia addresses the opening of the Meeting (PM Chastanet Facebook page)

CARICOM Chairman wants serious introspection, creative solutions

(CARICOM Secretariat)  “The most important question we must ask ourselves as leaders is: How do we recapture the imagination of our people? How do we truly make CARICOM the driving force of change? Have we done everything within our control to assure the prosperity of our region and to the benefit of our citizens? Can we say we are satisfied with our current status? Do we believe that all our citizens or even the majority are satisfied? Are we achieving our full potential? We must... View More
Outgoing CARICOM Chair, PM Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis, 40th CARICOM Heads Meeting, Saint Lucia, 3 July 2019

Remarks, Outgoing CARICOM Chair, PM Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis, 40th CARICOM Heads Meeting, Saint Lucia, 3 July 2019

Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac, Governor General of Saint Lucia; Honourable Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community. Let me at the outset express my sincere appreciation to the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Chair of the Caribbean Community, the Honourable Allen Chastanet, his Government and people, for the generous hospitality and... View More

Address, UN SG, Opening, 40th CARICOM Heads Meeting, Saint Lucia, 3 July 2019

Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, all protocol observed, It is privilege to be with you in Saint Lucia. I thank the Caribbean Community and the Prime Minister and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government, Allen Chastanet, and Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque for the invitation to join you. It is no surprise that just the way from the airport to this room with a short stop between the two Pitons was an enchanting experience. As Derek Walcott, one of Saint Lucia’s two Nobel... View More
 CARICOM Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, addresses the opening of the 40th Regular Meeting of  Heads of Government

‘The resilience we seek to build must be built within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy’ – CARICOM SG

(CARICOM Secretariat) The 40th Regular Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government, opened on Wednesday evening under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia, at the Royalton St Lucian Resort, with strong calls to strengthen regional integration mechanisms.In the first of four addresses during the opening ceremony, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said the Community’s resilience must reside within the CARICOM Single Market and... View More
Prime Minister Chastanet addresses the Opening Ceremony

CARICOM Chairman addresses the Opening Ceremony - 40th Regular Meeting

I consider it a great honour to preside over this 40th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of the Caribbean Community.I want to welcome our specially invited guests to this conference and hope that this experience enables you to gain a deeper insight into what we as Caribbean people are facing so that we may gain your understanding and support.Let me also thank outgoing Chairman, Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, The Honourable Timothy Harris, for his stewardship of the organization... View More
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Outgoing Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris addresses Opening Ceremony

Let me at the outset express my sincere appreciation to the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Chair of the Caribbean Community, the Honourable Allen Chastanet, his Government and people, for the generous hospitality and the excellent arrangements put in place for our Meeting.   I speak on behalf of my colleague Heads of Government when I say that I am confident that, given the conducive and salubrious environment provided, we will have a most productive and fruitful Meeting.   I am... View More
United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, delivers remarks

Fight against rising global temperature and ocean degradation, UNSG tells 40th CARICOM Heads

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General (SG) António Guterres addressed the opening of the Fortieth Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government on 3 July in Saint Lucia, focussing on issues related to climate change and other obstacles to sustainable development.The UNSG in zeroing on the issue of climate change, called for collective advocacy to ensure that global temperature rise does not go beyond 1.5 degrees; new models of economic development and affordable reliable energy access... View More

UN SG is Special Guest at Opening Ceremony for CARICOM Heads Meeting Wednesday

CARICOM Heads of Government begin their 40th Regular Meeting in Saint Lucia on Wednesday with the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as Special Guest Speaker at the Opening Ceremony.The Ceremony, expected to set the tone for two packed days of discussions on pressing economic development and international relations matters, will also be addressed by the incoming CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia, outgoing Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris... View More
Flashback: Secretary-General with CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Committee

#ASKSG - CARICOM Secretary General to once again engage youth in one on one session

Young people across the region will once again have an opportunity to raise pertinent issues with the Secretary General of the Caribbean Community in a public Forum. The Secretary General will be engaging with the youth in the annual “Ask SG” event which is usually held just ahead of the Regular Meeting of the Conference of the CARICOM Heads of Government. This year “Ask SG’ will be held on 1 July, 2019 at the Saint . Lucia Government information Service’s Studio.... View More
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Increased advocacy on blacklisting necessary

As CARICOM Member States continue to take steps in conformity with international financial requirements, the Community has intensified its advocacy efforts against the European Union’s publication of lists of uncooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.The Community is aiming to craft a credible process that is sensitive to the challenges that the small, highly vulnerable states of the Caribbean face, and to deflect the far-reaching negative impacts of blacklisting on its members that... View More
CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (L) in handshake with chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government for the next six months, The Hon Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia.

CARICOM’s foreign policy coordination significantly impacts the development trajectory of the Community

Preparations are being finalised for the Fortieth Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government from 3-5 July, 2019 in Castries Saint Lucia, under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Allen Chastenet.He will assume the stewardship of the Community for the next six months beginning 1st July, from outgoing Chair, Prime Minister Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis. The regional, hemispheric and global environment in which this Summit is cast, is no different from March 2019... View More
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Health, Education Benefits for Spouses and Dependents of CARICOM Nationals

Spouses and dependents of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals, who relocate to other Member States, will now be entitled to access benefits such as health and education services, which were not previously afforded to them.This applies to individuals and their families, who move across the region to work, provide services and establish companies within the framework of the free movement regime under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).Jamaica is among six CARICOM countries that... View More
CARICOM Heads at the 39th Regular Meeting, Montego Bay, Jamaica

COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE THIRTY-NINTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY

The Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Montego Bay, Jamaica, 4-6 July, 2018.  The Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis; Prime Minister of Barbados, Honourable Mia Mottley;... View More
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PM Of Barbados Proposes Change to Process of Certificate Verification

Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Mottley, is proposing that the process to verify Certificates of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification be revamped to shorten the time in which this exercise is undertaken.This, she suggested, can be done by adjusting existing legislation to allow the burden of proof to be shifted to the applicant to swear to the authenticity of the certificate, and if later found to be fraudulent, to show cause why the document should not be revoked.“If we... View More
CARICOM Heads and Chilean President

CARICOM Heads meet Chilean President on cooperation matters

CARICOM Heads of Governments on Friday met with President of Chile His Excellency Sebastian Pinera Echenique as the two sides look to further strengthen cooperation.  The President was a Special Guest at the 39th Regular CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, which ends Friday.CARICOM-Chile relations were formalised in 1996 with the signing of an Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation that paved the way for cooperation in agriculture, health and... View More

Address by the Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Barbados at the Opening Ceremony of the 39th Regular Meeting of the Heads of Government of CARICOM

Your Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica, and Lady Allen; Your Excellency Jovenel Moise, President of Haiti and outgoing Chairman of Conference; the Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica and incoming Chairman; colleague Heads of Government; Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary General of CARICOM; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:I cannot begin to tell you how good it feels to be back in Jamaica, a country which, I openly... View More
CARICOM SG, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, Opening, 39th Meeting, Conf. of Heads of Govt. of CARICOM

Remarks, CARICOM SG, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, Opening, 39th Meeting, Conf. of Heads of Govt. of CARICOM, Jamaica, 4 July, 2018

Today, fourth of July, is CARICOM day. Forty-five years ago on this date, four countries signed the Treaty of Chaguaramas. Happy CARICOM Day As we open this Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I must at the outset express my profound appreciation to the Government and people of Jamaica for the excellent hospitality extended to all of us. The arrangements put in place for the conduct of the Meeting ensure an atmosphere conducive to... View More
Chair of the Conference of Heads of Government Most Hon. Andrew Holness

Opening Statement By the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Governement of CARICOM

• Your Excellencies the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General and the Most Honourable Lady Allen;• Your Excellencies Colleague Heads of State and Government;• Dr. Peter Phillips, Leader of the Opposition and Mrs. Phillips• Chief Ministers and Ministers of Government• Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM Secretary-General• Newly installed President of the CCJ Justice Saunders• Members of the Jamaican Judiciary• I wish to... View More
PM Gaston Browne

Address, PM Gaston Browne, 39th Meeting, Conf. of Heads of Govt. of CARICOM, Montego Bay, Jamaica, 4 July, 2018

Your Excellency the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, Outgoing Chairman of CARICOM The Most Honourable Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, Incumbent Chairman of CARICOM; Other distinguished Heads of State and Government; The Secretary-General of CARICOM, His Excellency Irwin LaRocque; Honourable Ministers of Government of member countries of CARICOM; Your Excellencies of the Diplomatic Corps; Esteemed invited guests; Ladies, gentlemen and the people of our Caribbean Community. I... View More
Pres. of Haiti. H.E. Jovenel Moise

Address, Pres. of Haiti. H.E. Jovenel Moise, 39th Meeting, Conf. of Heads of Govt. of CARICOM, Montego Bay, 4 July, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, Heads of State and of Government, Ladies and Gentlemen, Heads of Delegation, Mr. Secretary General, Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to address this august assembly, as outgoing President of the Conference of Heads of State and of Government of our organization. I am particularly pleased to visit, for the first time as Head of State, the land of Norman Manley, the person whose efforts have led to the creation of a new society that guarantees universal suffrage. I am also... View More
Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda addressing the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Govenment

Deeper commitment, greater strength, urgent renewed unity needed – PM Gaston Browne

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Hon. Gaston Browne has called for urgent renewed unity among CARICOM countries. He was addressing the opening of the Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM on Wednesday evening in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The conference takes place July 4-6, 2018.He said no single CARICOM country had the capacity to face the present or future challenges alone, and noted that there was an unavoidable interdependence... View More
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley during her address at the CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica. (GP)

Start with the Single Domestic Space for hassle free travel – PM Mottley

Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Mottley, addressed the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, which opened on 4 July in Montego Bay, Jamaica and reminded of the “purpose and passion” of the integration movement.Stating that the purpose and passion was the people, she cautioned that they, particularly the young ones, would not wait around for much longer for results. Time is “running out”, she said.The Prime Minister singled out a number... View More
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CARICOM Heads Begin Three-Day Meeting Today

The 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) takes place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James from July 4-6 under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness.The opening ceremony began at 4:00 pm on Wednesday (July 4) with presentations from Prime Minister Holness; outgoing CARICOM Chairman, President Jovenel Moise of Haiti; and CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque.The Conference... View More

CARICOM Council for Planning and Finance Meets

The CARICOM Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP), which has responsibility for economic policy coordination and financial and monetary integration, met Wednesday morning in Montego Bay, Jamaica, ahead of the 39th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting.The Council, comprising Finance and Economic Development Ministers, will present its economic policy recommendations to the Heads for deliberation during their 4-6 July Meeting. View More

CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting begins tomorrow

The Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM begins at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Jamaica. The Jamaica Information Service tells us more View More
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Packed week of events around CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

The Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will take place at the Convention Centre, Montego Bay, Jamaica on the 4 – 6 July 2018, under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Hon. Andrew Holness.An Opening Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 4 July from 4:00 pm (Jamaica time).  The Conference will welcome its newest Member, the Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon Mia Mottley, who was elected to office... View More
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith addresses the press briefing (Photo via JIS)

Two Hundred Foreign Officials for CARICOM Meeting: All Heads of Government Confirmed

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, said Jamaica welcomes the opportunity to host the conference, which is expected to address a number of critical issues that impact the economic and social advancement of the countries of the Region.“We are honoured by it (chairmanship), as it gives us the great chance to play a major role in the development of the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and, of course, the... View More

Communique – Thirty-Eighth CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

The Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Grand Anse, Grenada, on 4-6 July 2017.  The Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Honourable Keith Mitchell, chaired the proceedings. Other members of the Conference in attendance were Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Honourable Dr Hubert Minnis; Prime Minister of Barbados, Rt. Honourable Freundel... View More
Minister of Education, St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Shawn Richards, Director General, of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States H.E. Dr. Didacus Jules, and Director, Human Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms. Myrna Bernard, participate in d

Human Resource Development Strategy gets green light

  The CARICOM Heads of Government have approved a Human Resource Development 2030 Strategy and Action Plan. The strategy is intended to form the basis for converged action by Member States in unlocking Caribbean human potential. This disclosure was made by Chairman of the CARICOM Conference of the Heads and Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell, at the closing press conference following the 38th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Grenada. According to... View More
Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell (second from left) announcing the approval of the ICT Integrated Work Plan and Budget. Also in photograph are, from left, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, President of Gu

CARICOM Single ICT Space Integrated Work Plan and Budget approved

Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell (second from left) announcing the approval of the ICT Integrated Work Plan and Budget. Also in photograph are, from left, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, President of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger and Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Hon. Andrew Holness[/caption] Just five months after signing off on the Vision and Roadmap for the CARICOM Single ICT Space, Heads of Government have signalled that their approval... View More
CSME the best response to changes in Europe – Outgoing Chair (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The CSME is the Community's best response to the inevitable changes in its traditional markets in Europe, the prev

CSME the best response to changes in Europe – Outgoing Chair

CSME the best response to changes in Europe – Outgoing Chair(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The CSME is the Community's best response to the inevitable changes in its traditional markets in Europe, the prevalence of economic liberalization and the emergence of economic blocs, Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community said Tuesday evening.Speaking to the opening of the 38th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government at... View More
: Newest member of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, Dr. The Honourable Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas delivering his inaugural address to the Conference, Tuesday 4 July 2017, Grand Anse, Grenada.

People will know CARICOM is working when they see, taste and feel - Bahamas Prime Minister

People will know CARICOM is working when they see, taste and feel - Bahamas Prime MinisterDr. The Honourable Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas has signalled his readiness to help deliver the mandates of CARICOM to provide better, healthier and more prosperous lives for the people of the Community.In doing so, the newest Member of the Conference of Heads of Government also expressed confidence in organs and institutions of the Caribbean Community to deliver benefits of... View More
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (10th left) and other regional leaders at the opening ceremony of the 38th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM at the Grenada Trade Centre, Grand Anse, St. George’s, on July 4. (Photo v

Region needs full implementation of CSME, says PM Holness

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (10th left) and other regional leaders at the opening ceremony of the 38th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM at the Grenada Trade Centre, Grand Anse, St. George’s, on July 4. (Photo via JIS)Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (July 5) urged his colleague Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), to fully implement the Single Market and Economy, CSME.The Prime Minister was contributing to... View More
Amb. Irwin LaRocque

CSME remains best vehicle for sustainable economic growth in the Region - CARICOM SG

CSME remains best vehicle for sustainable economic growth in the Region - CARICOM SG (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, is of the view that the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is still the most viable way for sustainable development in the Region. He made this disclosure at the Opening Ceremony of the Thirty Eighth Regular Meeting... View More
President Jovenel Moise of Haiti delivers his inaugural address at the Thirty Eighth Regular Meeting of the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government on Tuesday in Grenada

President Moise reaffirms Haiti’s commitment to Regional Integration

President Jovenel Moise of Haiti has given the reassurance that Haiti continues to be committed to regional integration. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Thirty Eighth Regular Meeting of the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government on Tuesday evening in Grenada.President Moise said his presence at the Meeting indicated his country’s renewed commitment to the process of integration. He said he strongly believed that the economic and social reforms... View More
Grenada Prime Minister Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell

Close political gap between integration arrangements, demands of the people – CARICOM Chairman

Developing inclusive mechanisms to close the political distance between integration arrangements and the demands of the people of the Region is a task that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must confront.Incoming Chairman of CARICOM, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, issued this charge to his colleagues at the Opening Ceremony of the Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, 4 July, 2017. The Ceremony was held at the Grenada Trade... View More
Outgoing Chairman of CARICOM H.E. David Granger

Outgoing CARICOM Chairman makes impassioned plea for closer unity

“The Community, challenged by the constantly changing international situation, must redouble its efforts to ensure a more safe society for its citizens, more stable economies for its countries, deeper solidarity and a more secure hemisphere.”This impassioned plea for closer unity within CARICOM was issued by outgoing Chairman, His Excellency David Granger, President of Guyana, in his address to the opening of the Thirty-Eighth CARICOM Regular Meeting of the... View More

Member States need to inform their citizens of the benefits of CARICOM- LaRocque

...says in face of negative perception that CARICOM is 'a waste of time' While the objective of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has not yet been fully realised, the 15-member grouping, which seeks to promote economic integration and cooperation among its members, is not a waste of time. This is according to CARICOM Secretary General (SG), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, who met with regional journalists on Monday, ahead of the 38th regular meeting of CariCom Heads of Government, which... View More

Public health high on CARICOM heads agenda

PUBLIC Health is being placed high on the agenda as regional leaders meet in Grenada for the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The conference will open today with a grand ceremony at the Grenada Trade Centre, subsequent to which Heads of Government will move to the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort, in Grand Anse, for two days of business sessions.On Monday, while addressing journalists from across the region, CARICOM... View More
Caribbean Airlines, one of the many air carriers owned and operated by CARICOM member states

CARICOM to push for improved intra-regional travel

CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Monday said he hoped that regional leaders will sign off on an age-old Multilateral Air Services Agreement that seeks to pave the way for easier inter-regional travel. Ambassador LaRocque made the observation during a curtain-raiser press conference in Grenada, ahead of the opening on Tuesday of the 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).The Conference, which is being held in... View More
CARICOM Heads of Government leave the stage at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony of the Conference of Heads of Government in Grenada, 1989

Grand Anse and beyond

Today, we continue to place the spotlight on Grenada ahead of the Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. We flash back through Grenada’s milestones as a champion of closer integration among the territories of the Region. The Regular Meeting of CARICOM  Heads of Government will be held from 4 – 6 July at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort. The Opening Ceremony will be held this afternoon at the Grenada Trade Centre.  ... View More
Dr . The Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada nd Chair of the Caribbean Community

Maximising the benefits of CARICOM Chairmanship

Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, the Chairmanship of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on 1 July, 2017. See the Grenada National Report broadcast below that highlights the areas Grenada will focus on during its six-months as Chair. View More
Grenadian, Sir Meredith Alister McIntyre, (standing in front of microphones) CARICOM Secretary-General from 1974-1977

Lauding Grenada’s rich history in regional integration

Grenada will continue its historically prominent role at the forefront of regional integration when it hosts the 38th Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government from 4 – 6 July, at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort. An Opening Ceremony, on 4 July, will be held at the Grenada Trade Centre.Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr. Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, will chair the Meeting. Dr. Mitchell, on 1 July 2017, assumed the six-month rotating Chairmanship of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM),... View More
Ms. Shirley Pryce

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT: Domestic Workers Rights Leader is Twelfth CARICOM Triennial Women Awardee

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) CARICOM will pay formal recognition to yet another distinguished daughter of the soil when it confers its prestigious Triennial Award for Women on Ms. Shirley Pryce of Jamaica.Ms. Shirley Pryce, a veteran advocate for Domestic workers rights, motivational speaker and an “example of women’s empowerment”, joins the rank of some of the Caribbean’s most excellent and exemplary, courageous, committed and creative women. She is the recipient... View More