28th intersessional meeting

  • Photo of CTO, CHTA applaud CARICOM decisions on tourism

    CTO, CHTA applaud CARICOM decisions on tourism

    Two Regional tourism organisations have  applauded Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government for taking the lead in recognising the critical contribution of tourism to the economies of member countries and for their commitment to advancing a regional tourism agenda. The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), the umbrella private sector organisation, signalled their appreciation…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Signs and Ratifies Amendment to CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) Agreement

    Jamaica Signs and Ratifies Amendment to CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) Agreement

    CDF, Bridgetown, Barbados, 21 Feb. 2017:   Senator The Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, signed and ratified on behalf of Jamaica the Amendment to Annex III of the Agreement Relating to the Operation of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) on the occasion of the Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads…

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  • Photo of Regional Heads call for urgent meeting of COTED to address air transport issues

    Regional Heads call for urgent meeting of COTED to address air transport issues

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have called for an urgent meeting of the Council for Trade and Development (COTED), to address air transport issues in particular, those that affect the tourism sector. Making this announcement on Friday was CARICOM’s Chairman, President David Granger at a press conference to mark the conclusion of the 28th Inter-sessional Meeting of…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUE – 28th Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    COMMUNIQUE – 28th Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    The Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Georgetown, Guyana, on 16-17 February 2017.  The President of Guyana, His Excellency Brigadier (Ret’d) David Granger, chaired the proceedings.     Other members of the Conference in attendance were Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister of…

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  • Photo of 28th Intersessional Meeting of CARCOM Heads of Government- Opening remarks by Secretary-General Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin Larocque

    28th Intersessional Meeting of CARCOM Heads of Government- Opening remarks by Secretary-General Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin Larocque

    Remarks By The Secretary-General Caribbean Community (Caricom) Ambassador Irwin Larocque At The Opening Of The Twenty-eighth Inter-sessional Meeting Of The Conference Of Heads Of Government Of The Caribbean Community Georgetown, Guyana, February 16-17, 2017   His Excellency Brigadier (Retired) David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of ‘Every citizen of this Community must count’ – President David Granger

    ‘Every citizen of this Community must count’ – President David Granger

    The Twenty-Eighth Intersessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government concluded a short while ago. I am very pleased to report that we had two successful days of discussions and decisions on issues that are important to moving the Community towards its objectives. During the course of our discussions, the Conference of Heads of Government reflected on the importance of the…

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  • Photo of Dominica’s Prime Minister wants quick access for the Region to climate change funding

    Dominica’s Prime Minister wants quick access for the Region to climate change funding

    As the Region battles more intense and frequent climatic events, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is hoping global funding initiatives for adaptation and mitigation do not take on the usual sluggish disbursement practices of other global initiatives. Prime Minister Skerrit, the outgoing CARICOM Chairman,  made the point in his address to the Opening Ceremony for the 28th Inter-Sessional Meeting of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM heads approve draft ICT space roadmap

    CARICOM heads approve draft ICT space roadmap

    A roadmap towards creating a single ICT Space for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is being tabled at the 28th Inter-sessional CARICOM summit for the approval of the Conference of Heads of Government. The Conference is meeting in Georgetown, Guyana to deliberate on a number of critical issues including regional security, economic development and international relations. Speaking at the opening ceremony, CARICOM…

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  • Photo of CARICOM to implement system to measure results of integration

    CARICOM to implement system to measure results of integration

    The reform process that is underway in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is working towards a Results Based Management (RBM) system that will measure the tangible results of regional integration mechanisms. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque highlighted this move when he addressed the opening ceremony of the Twenty Eight Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government at the…

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  • Photo of Expedite full implementation of CSME – CARICOM Chairman

    Expedite full implementation of CSME – CARICOM Chairman

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must expedite the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). This was the charge President of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger, issued to Heads of Government and delegates at the opening of the Twenty-Eighth Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Georgetown Guyana on Thursday morning. “Economic cooperation…

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