covid19

  • Photo of CCC Committed to Competitive Markets, Consumer Protection in CARICOM During COVID-19

    CCC Committed to Competitive Markets, Consumer Protection in CARICOM During COVID-19

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for the small economies of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). With Member States closing borders, recommending social distancing and closure of main economic activities such as dining out, “staycations” and other community gatherings, it is fair to say that COVID – 19  has not only impacted the very social fabric of Member States,…

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  • Photo of Ensure Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Fight Against COVID-19 – CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability

    Ensure Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Fight Against COVID-19 – CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Special Rapporteur on Disability, Senator Dr. Floyd Morris, is calling on regional governments to ensure that special measures are put in place to protect persons with disabilities against the Corona Virus. According to Senator Morris – “It is incumbent for governments within the region to ensure that persons with disabilities who are among the most vulnerable…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Agri Ministers Meet To Craft COVID-19 Food Security Position

    CARICOM Agri Ministers Meet To Craft COVID-19 Food Security Position

    As countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) intensify safety measures in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, CARICOM Ministers of Agriculture meet 19 March 2020 to chart a food and nutrition security and availability response. The Ministers will hold a via videoconference anchored at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana beginning at 10am (Eastern). The CARICOM Secretariat…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair To Host Meeting On COVID-19

    CARICOM Chair To Host Meeting On COVID-19

    Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, will host a special meeting in Barbados tomorrow, Sunday, March 1, to discuss ways of protecting the region from COVID-19. The meeting will take place in the Frangipani room at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, beginning at 12 noon. It will bring together some Heads of Government, Caribbean Ministers…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Upgrades the Risk of Transmission of Coronavirus in the Caribbean to ‘Moderate to High’

    CARPHA Upgrades the Risk of Transmission of Coronavirus in the Caribbean to ‘Moderate to High’

    While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Caribbean thus far, transmission of the virus has been reported in territories with direct flights to Caribbean States.  Therefore, due to the current increased risk of importation of COVID-19 to the Region, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has upgraded the risk of coronavirus disease transmission from low, to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads Recognise Covid-19 Economic Threat, Maintain Risk of Regional Transmission Low

    CARICOM Heads Recognise Covid-19 Economic Threat, Maintain Risk of Regional Transmission Low

    The CARICOM Heads of Government have recognised the risk of the novel corona-virus (Covid-19) to the Region but are also satisfied that the current risk of transmission is low. In a Communique issued after the hosting of the Thirty-First Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government on 19 February 2020, in Barbados, the Heads outlined that an outbreak…

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