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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Barbados Prime Minister

    CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Barbados Prime Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has congratulated the Prime Minister of Barbados Hon Mia Mottley on her resounding triumph in the General Elections of 19 January. Here is the Secretary-General’s congratulatory message: “Honourable Prime Minister, On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I offer my sincere congratulations to you and the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on your resounding victory in…

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  • Photo of End of Year Statement by the outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

    End of Year Statement by the outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

    We have come to the end of what has been a very challenging year for our Community and its Member States.  However, we have used our collective wit, wisdom and strength to combat the adversity with which we have been confronted. We have endured the shocking assassination of a sitting Head of State and Government, the continuing spectre of COVID-19,…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the Gas Tanker Explosion in Haiti on 14 December

    Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the Gas Tanker Explosion in Haiti on 14 December

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened by the death of more than 60 people following the explosion of a fuel tanker in Cap Haitien, Haiti, on Tuesday, 14 December 2021. The tragedy of this horrific accident is compounded by the severe injuries to dozens of persons/people, and the destruction of adjacent homes and properties. The Community shares the grief…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General announces appointment of two (2) new Members of the Executive Management Committee of the CARICOM Secretariat

    CARICOM Secretary-General announces appointment of two (2) new Members of the Executive Management Committee of the CARICOM Secretariat

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. Carla N. Barnett, has announced the appointment of two (2) new Members to the Executive Management Committee at the CARICOM Secretariat. They are Ambassador Donna Forde as Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, and Ambassador Wayne McCook as Director General of the Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN). Ambassador McCook replaces Ambassador Gail Mathurin…

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  • Photo of Capitalise on opportunities pandemic creates – CARICOM ASG urges Region

    Capitalise on opportunities pandemic creates – CARICOM ASG urges Region

    The Region’s emergence from the widespread impact of the pandemic underpinned the discussions of the CARICOM Trade Ministers who met 23-24 November for the 53rd Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). The two-day Ministerial addressed a number of matters that focused on the continued safe reopening of economies in a COVID-19 environment, re-configuring business processes and digitalisation, and consolidating…

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  • Photo of COTED Ministers and Officials praise Ambassador Gail Maturin as she retires

    COTED Ministers and Officials praise Ambassador Gail Maturin as she retires

    “A consummate professional”, “a shining example of service”, “erudite”, were among the accolades Trade Ministers heaped on outgoing Director-General of the Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN), Amb. Gail Mathurin on 24 November 2021. Amb. Mathurin demits office at the end of the year after spending more than a decade at the helm of the Barbados-based OTN, coordinating the Region’s trade…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General pays First Official Visit to Caribbean Development Bank

    CARICOM Secretary-General pays First Official Visit to Caribbean Development Bank

    December 3, 2021, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, Dr Carla Barnett paid her first official visit today to the Caribbean Development Bank since her appointment last August. The visit to the Bank’s headquarters was a return to familiar ground for the Secretary General, who previously served as Country Economist at CDB between 1989 to 1990 and…

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  • Photo of Gender advocate wants more awareness of women’s human rights treaty

    Gender advocate wants more awareness of women’s human rights treaty

    As actions to prevent and end violence against women and girls around the world come into sharp focus during the 16 Days of Activism observed on  November 25 – December 10, Professor Emerita of Gender, Social Change and Development at UWI (St. Augustine) Rhoda Reddock, is urging enhanced regional exchanges of good practices. She was Guest Speaker at the Annual…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Salutes Barbados as the country embarks on new path

    CARICOM Salutes Barbados as the country embarks on new path

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Barbados on the country’s Fifty-Fifth Anniversary of Independence and its transition to Republican status. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett’s congratulatory message to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said the theme for the Celebration “Rebuilding A Nation, Embracing Our Heritage” was most apt given that Barbados has chosen this moment…

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  • Photo of CARICOM joins Suriname’s celebration of its 46th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM joins Suriname’s celebration of its 46th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Suriname on the country’s Forty-Sixth Anniversary of Independence which it celebrates on 25 November 2021. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett, in a congratulatory message to the President of Suriname HE Chandrikapersad Santokhi noted that: “Suriname has made remarkable progress in those 46 years, which is the result of hard…

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