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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
Diet and nutrition are key to preventing NCDs

What’s the picture a decade after signing Declaration on NCDs?

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the landmark CARICOM Heads of Government Port-of-Spain Declaration on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The Thirty-Eighth CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in St. George’s, Grenada, July 4-6, is expected to celebrate this momentous achievement. In 2007, the Caribbean led the world in convening the very first conference of Heads of Government on NCDs which in turn paved the way for the United Nations High-level Meeting on NCDs... View More
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

PM Stuart To Attend CARICOM Meeting

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will leave Barbados on Monday, July 3, to attend the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), at the Radisson Hotel in St. George’s, Grenada.The opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, July 4, at the Grenada Trade Centre, and the conference will conclude on Thursday, July 6.Mr. Stuart and his CARICOM counterparts will have a packed agenda for the upcoming summit, with Heads of... View More
The Action Plan was piloted by the Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Hon Keith Mitchell, who has lead responsibility for Science and Technology in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet

CARICOM Heads of Government endorse Action Plan for Statistics

The necessity to underpin any action towards growth, development and empowerment of the peoples of CARICOM with statistically sound evidence has been the consistent rallying cry of statisticians. Regionally, there is an increasing demand for better data to inform decision-making. But that demand has exposed deficiencies in the statistical offices and has prompted undertakings to better equip statistical offices with the tools, human and otherwise, to do the job.As the Community looks to... View More
Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness

Region to continue robust, unrelenting advocacy against de-risking

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  is advancing its efforts to address de-risking and its effects on the Region, and Heads of Government have taken the decision to directly approach the government of the United States.Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness briefed the media on the subject on Wednesday afternoon, the final day of the two-day 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM held in Georgetown, Guyana.Prime Minister... View More
Prime Minister of Saint Lucia,  Honourable Allen Chastanet

Remarks by the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia,  Honourable Allen Chastanet At the 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Georgetown, Guyana. 4-7 July 2016.

Let me thank my fellow Heads of Government for their warm welcome as the new Prime Minister of Saint Lucia.  The numerous congratulatory messages received from the entire region speaks to the profound respect given to this new designation, which the people of my beautiful country have bestowed on me and my Government.   I am indeed honoured to stand here to represent my country.    As the newest head of state I look forward to meeting with each of you to discuss... View More

CARICOM arrest warrant treaty by year end

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday July 7, 2016 – People who commit crimes in one CARICOM nation and flee to another will soon be unable to outrun the long arms of the law.CARICOM Chairman, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says regional leaders have agreed to have an arrest warrant treaty in place before the end of this year.“The arrest warrant treaty would enhance law enforcement ability to address matters of cross-border crimes…If we are to enter into this... View More
CARICOM Heads of Government, representatives of Heads of Government and Secretary-General at the opening ceremony of the 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, 4 July, 2016

Communiqué issued at the conclusion of The Thirty-Seventh Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), 4-6 July 2016, Georgetown Guyana

The Thirty-Seventh Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Georgetown, Guyana, on 4 - 6 July 2016.  The Prime Minister of Dominica, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, 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, Rt. Honourable Perry Christie; Prime Minister of Barbados, Rt. Honourable... View More
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Security underpins deliberations at CARICOM Heads Conference

The issue of  security underpinned the  deliberations and decisions of the 37th Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government held from 4-6 July, in Georgetown, Guyana.Whether it was economic security, as it relates to the issue of correspondent banking  and its  implications for Caribbean economies and people,  or Community projections  for economic opportunities and/or threats  as a result of  BREXIT, or the signal of greater commitment to deeper integration... View More
His Excellency David Granger, President of Guyana, apprising members of the media of some of the decisions of CARICOM Heads of Government, at the conclusion of the 37th Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government, Wednesday 6 July 2016.

CARICOM reiterates call for lifting embargo on Cuba

While Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are pleased at the ongoing normalisation of relations between Cuba and the United States of America (USA), they are reiterating a call for lifting the Trade and Economic Embargo imposed by the US on the Spanish speaking Caribbean country.Addressing the media at a press briefing late last night, to apprise them of the major outcomes of the 37th Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government, which ended in Georgetown,... View More

CARICOM banks on excellent relations with UK, EU

The vote by the people of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) notwithstanding, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) reposes confidence in the excellent relations it shares with both parties.At a press conference at the conclusion of the 37th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM on Wednesday night, Prime Minister of Dominica stressed the importance of those relations and said that the Community would await the outcome of the negotiations of Britain's... View More

CARICOM joins Guyana’s push for juridical settlement of Guyana/Venezuela border row

President Granger credited CARICOM’s united stance for forcing Venezuela to rescind Decree 1.787 issued on May 26, 2015, which extended its maritime zone into the maritime space of many CARICOM states. However, that Decree was soon replaced by Decree 1.859 on July 7, 2015.(GINA) The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have taken a strong position in support of a juridical settlement for the peaceful resolution of the long standing claim on Guyana’s... View More
Chairman of the Community and Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, at the press conference at the end of the 37th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting. Flanking the Chairman are, left co-host and President of Guyana His Excellency B

Action being taken on health to safeguard Community

Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM and Prime Minister of Dominica Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit said Wednesday that the issue of health was of major concern to CARICOM Heads, particularly as it related to non-Communicable Diseases.The CARICOM Chairman was speaking at a press conference at the conclusion of the Thirty-Seventh Regular Meeting of the Conference of the CARICOM Heads of Government held in Guyana July 4-6, 2016.Prime Minister Skerrit said the... View More
(L-R): President of Suriname, Desi Bouterse; CARICOM Secretary General, Irwin LaRocque; Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit; and President of Guyana, David Granger

CARICOM leaders briefed on political situation in Suriname

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributorGEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The president of Suriname, Desi Bouterse, briefed fellow heads of government attending the 37th Caribbean Community (CARICOM) summit in Guyana about the political and economic setbacks his country is experiencing. He called on leaders to understand the situation in Suriname and reiterated his respect for the democratic process.Last week, Bouterse halted his trial in relation to the 1982 killing of 15 political opponents... View More
(From left to right) Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Senator Dennis Moses, Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, President of Chile, H.E Michelle Bachelet Jeria and Mr. Heraldo Muñoz Valenzuela, Chilean politician, diplomat a

Trinidad and Chile hold bilateral on margins of CARICOM Heads meeting

Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, met with Her Excellency Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria, President of the Republic of Chile, on the margins of the Thirty-seventh Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the morning of July 5th, 2016.Dr, Rowley was accompanied by Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs of the Republic of Trinidad and... View More
Chair of the Community, Prime Minster Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica and CARICOM Secretary-General in discussion with a delegate before the start of the plenary sessions on Tuesday morning

CARICOM and Chile demonstrate South-south Cooperation at Work

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JULY 5TH, 2016 (PRESS SEC) – Caribbean leaders today officially exchanged views with the President of the Republic of Chile, Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet, at the 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Georgetown, Guyana. Prime Minister of Dominica the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, who is the Chairman of the 37th Regular Meeting, addressed the Chilean President upon her arrival into the Guyana Pegasus... View More
Chile President, Michelle Bachelet greets CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit

CARICOM-Chile to step up Climate Change co-operation

CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit on Tuesday led discussions between CARICOM Leaders and Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet, during the 37th CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in Georgetown Guyana.In welcoming remarks, Prime Minister Skerrit praised the strong focus by the Chilean President on improving the plight of women and children.  He also highlighted Chile’s leadership role in the battle against climate change, noting that the issue... View More