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  • Photo of PANCAP Meeting opens with call to Sustain HIV Response as Public Health Systems are Challenged with COVID-19

    PANCAP Meeting opens with call to Sustain HIV Response as Public Health Systems are Challenged with COVID-19

    Wednesday, 2 June 2021 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, commenced the Second Special Meeting of National AIDS Programme (NAP) Managers and Key Partners (Virtual), Wednesday, 2 June 2021.   The three-day meeting focused on the impact…

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  • Photo of Regional Public Health Practitioners  to Benefit from Clinical Management of HIV Course

    Regional Public Health Practitioners to Benefit from Clinical Management of HIV Course

    Friday, 12 March 2021 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, is facilitating an exciting educational and capacity building opportunity for Public Health practitioners working in the Region’s HIV response.  PANCAP is providing financial support for twenty (20)…

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  • Photo of Update from the Caribbean Public Health Agency on COVID-19 Vaccines and Variants

    Update from the Caribbean Public Health Agency on COVID-19 Vaccines and Variants

    The Caribbean Public Health Agency is aware that some countries in the European Union have suspended their AstraZeneca vaccination campaign, as a result of reports of rare blood coagulation disorders in people who had received the vaccine.   This was done as a precautionary measure while a full investigation is conducted into the reports.  At present, it cannot be determined whether…

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  • Photo of International Women’s Day – Secretary-General’s Message

    International Women’s Day – Secretary-General’s Message

    MESSAGE FROM AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE, SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY, ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 8 March 2021 On 8 March 2021, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day, a special observance that was adopted by the United Nations 46 years ago in 1975, during International Women’s Year.   The annual celebration…

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  • Photo of End of Year Statement by the Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves Prime Minister of  St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    End of Year Statement by the Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    This year we will be experiencing a Christmas Season like no other.  We may miss the joy of camaraderie, but it should however, serve to remind us of the spirit that is engendered from togetherness. That spirit of unity has been a cornerstone of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in 2020.  As the COVID-19 pandemic raged through the world this past…

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  • Photo of Regional Communicators Get a Booster as they Prepare to Launch COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Campaigns

    Regional Communicators Get a Booster as they Prepare to Launch COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Campaigns

    As the Caribbean prepares for the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine, communications and health promotion specialists from across the Region came together to hone their risk communication skills, so that they can effectively respond to people’s concerns, opinions, emotions and reactions.  Participants at the virtual meeting This, as the Regional Health Communication Network (RHCN), comprising of communicators from 26…

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  • Photo of Seventh CARICOM-Cuba Summit: Secretary-General’s Opening Remarks

    Seventh CARICOM-Cuba Summit: Secretary-General’s Opening Remarks

    The Seventh Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and Cuba was held via videoconference on Tuesday 8 December 2020. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque addressed the Summit’s Opening. Here are his Remarks: Your Excellency Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba; Dr. the…

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  • Photo of COTED endorses Made in CARICOM initiative

    COTED endorses Made in CARICOM initiative

    Trade ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have unanimously endorsed a proposal to develop a ‘Made in CARICOM’ promotional initiative which will capitalise on one of the opportunities presented by the pandemic. The endorsement came at a Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on the 26 and 27 November 2020, under the Chairmanship of the Hon.…

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  • Photo of World AIDS Day Message 2020 – CARICOM SG

    World AIDS Day Message 2020 – CARICOM SG

    Each year, December 1 is observed as World AIDS Day. The theme for this year is “Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility”.  On this day, we take time to reflect upon the global response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic by remembering the lives lost over the past four decades. We celebrate our achievements over the past years, and pledge to work…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Education Ministers reminded of sector’s importance in post COVID-19 recovery

    CARICOM Education Ministers reminded of sector’s importance in post COVID-19 recovery

    Caribbean Community Education Ministers were reminded of Education’s critical role in the post COVID-19 economic recovery, as the 25th Special Meeting of CARICOM’s Council for Human and Social and Development (COHSOD) opened Tuesday. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, remined the Meeting that there is no economic recovery and resilience without an education system designed to strengthen workforce capacity and innovation,…

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