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  • Photo of Happy 42nd Independence Anniversary SVG

    Happy 42nd Independence Anniversary SVG

    CARICOM SG applauds ‘strength of character’, as Vincentians celebrate 42nd Independence Anniversary CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has congratulated the Government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Forty-Two years as an independent nation, noting that the resilience displayed in overcoming the recent traumatic  volcanic eruption in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is a fine example of…

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  • Photo of Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture Closing Ceremony

    Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture Closing Ceremony

    The Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021 concludes on Friday, 8 October following a Special Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED).  A closing ceremony will be held at 5pm and will feature the presentation of the inaugural Farmer of the Year and Youth Farmer of the Year Awards.  Representatives of the media are invited to cover…

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  • Photo of New Chilean Ambassador to CARICOM accredited

    New Chilean Ambassador to CARICOM accredited

    Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett received Chile’s new Ambassador to CARICOM H.E. Juan Pino at the Secretariat Headquarters in Guyana on Friday 1 October. In remarks at the Accreditation Ceremony, both Dr Barnett and Ambassador Pino looked forward to continuing to build on the strong relations that date back to 1996 when the two sides signed an Agreement on Scientific and…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General holds wide ranging discussions with Japan’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General holds wide ranging discussions with Japan’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Her Excellency Carla Barnett and Japanese Ambassador to CARICOM His Excellency Tatsuo Hirayama both praised the excellent relations between the two sides during a courtesy call by the Ambassador to the Secretary-General on Wednesday at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Georgetown, Guyana Headquarters. Discussions centred around Japanese assistance to the Community, and included climate change, disaster risk…

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  • Photo of Address by Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the 14th Special Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR)

    Address by Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the 14th Special Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR)

    Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration of Belize, and Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR); Honourable Ministers and Other Representatives of Member States; Excellencies; Colleagues. It is with great pleasure that I join you at this Fourteenth Special Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations, being held virtually in…

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  • Photo of Statement from Bureau Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community

    Statement from Bureau Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community

    The Bureau of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in Special Session on Friday 27 August 2021 to discuss the political and humanitarian situation in Haiti. The meeting was presided over by the Chair of Conference the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and included the other two members of the Bureau: Belize, represented…

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  • Photo of ‘I am here to serve’ – CARICOM Secretary-General Dr. Carla Barnett

    ‘I am here to serve’ – CARICOM Secretary-General Dr. Carla Barnett

    Address by Dr. Carla Barnett on the occasion of her installation as Eighth Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community It is with great pride and a deep sense of humility that I take this seat as the 8th Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community today. Let me express my appreciation to you, Mr. Chairman, and your colleague Heads of Government for the trust…

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  • Photo of CARICOM to mount Election Observation Mission to Saint Lucia

    CARICOM to mount Election Observation Mission to Saint Lucia

    At the invitation of the Government of Saint Lucia, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be fielding a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in that country on Monday, 26 July 2021. The ten-member Mission will be headed by Ms. Fern Narcis-Scope, Chief Elections Officer of Trinidad and Tobago.   The CARICOM Election Observation Mission proposes…

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  • Photo of Virtual CARICOM Day – CARICOM Caucus London

    Virtual CARICOM Day – CARICOM Caucus London

    The CARICOM Heads of Mission in London present A Virtual CARICOM Day Celebration 2021 under the theme, ‘One Caribbean, One Voice’. Video Produced by: Richard Etienne

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  • Photo of Happy CARICOM Day 2021

    Happy CARICOM Day 2021

    CARICOM came into being  on 4 July 1973 with the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas by Prime Ministers Errol Barrow for Barbados, Forbes Burnham for Guyana, Michael Manley for Jamaica and Eric Williams for Trinidad and Tobago. The Treaty was later revised in 2002 to allow for the eventual establishment of a single market and a single economy. Read more:…

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