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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected New Zealand Prime Minister

    CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected New Zealand Prime Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated New Zealand’s Prime Minister Ms Jacinda Ardern on her re-election in the country’s general elections on 17 October. Ms. Ardern led her Labour Party to a rare outright majority for New Zealand elections, capturing 64 seats in the 120-seat Assembly. “The New Zealand electorate has no doubt favoured you, Prime Minister, for your…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG meets US Secretary of State

    CARICOM SG meets US Secretary of State

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters, Georgetown, Guyana on Friday 18 September 2020. Here are photos of that visit:

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Jamaica’s Prime Minister on Election victory

    CARICOM SG congratulates Jamaica’s Prime Minister on Election victory

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Jamaica’s Prime Minister Hon. Andrew Holness and the Jamaica Labour Party on their victory in the General Elections of 3 September 2020, and has given the assurance of CARICOM’s full support. “The people of Jamaica must be commended for the successful conduct of the Elections, despite the significant challenges…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 58th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 58th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago on its fifty-eighth Anniversary of Independence, praising the country’s role in regional integration. “Trinidad and Tobago, one of the founding Members of the Community, has maintained its leadership role in advancing the integration movement, including through its leadership on regional security and energy issues,”…

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  • Photo of CARICOM celebrates Jamaica’s 58th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM celebrates Jamaica’s 58th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Jamaica on the occasion of the country’s 58th Anniversary of Independence on 6 August 2020. “The choice of theme for this year’s celebration “Resilient and Strong … Let’s Celebrate Jamaica 58”, reflects the national qualities that undergird the spirit and buoyancy of the People of Jamaica,” CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Anniversary of Independence, on 10 July 2020. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. Hubert Minnis, also extended best wishes for the country’s continued growth and advancement. “The theme of this year’s festivities, “Pressing Onward:…

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  • Photo of Joint CARICOM Day Celebration by High Commissions in the UK

    Joint CARICOM Day Celebration by High Commissions in the UK

    The High Commissions of CARICOM Members States in the United Kingdom held a joint virtual event to mark CARICOM Day, today 4 July 2020. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque presented a message to mark the occasion. See the full ceremony:

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  • Photo of CARICOM mourns loss of cricket icon

    CARICOM mourns loss of cricket icon

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed sadness with the passing of the great and legendary West Indian cricketer Sir Everton Weeks. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a Message of Condolence to Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, described Barbadian Sir Everton as a true icon and example of excellence who has been lost to the Region. Here is the…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the 20th Special Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, 3 July 2020

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the 20th Special Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, 3 July 2020

    I welcome you all to the Twentieth Special Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us from gathering together at this time in person in a Regular Meeting of the Conference when we would have had a formal opening ceremony with special guests. I certainly hope that we will…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the Virtual Meeting of CARICOM Ministers of Agriculture, Financial Institutions, Donor Organisations and Donor Countries, 4 June 2020

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the Virtual Meeting of CARICOM Ministers of Agriculture, Financial Institutions, Donor Organisations and Donor Countries, 4 June 2020

    Circumstances now dictate a greater emphasis on building capacity towards greater self-sufficiency in the agri-food sector.  This reality is even more urgent, given the onset of the annual hurricane season which is forecasted to bring several severe storms to the Region.CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque Remarks to the Virtual Meeting of CARICOM Ministers of Agriculture, Financial Institutions, Donor Organisations and…

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