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  • Photo of UNAIDS says COVID-19 worsened HIV situation in Caribbean
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    UNAIDS says COVID-19 worsened HIV situation in Caribbean

    GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has worsened the efforts by Caribbean countries to meet the 2020 targets on HIV/AIDS, a senior UNAIDS official said Wednesday. UNAIDS Caribbean Director Dr James Guwani, speaking at a virtual news conference, warned that the pandemic may blow the Caribbean “off course”. UNAIDS Caribbean Director Dr James Guwani, “We were not…

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  • Photo of ‘We Have Done Fairly Well in Containing COVID-19’ – CARICOM Secretary-General
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    ‘We Have Done Fairly Well in Containing COVID-19’ – CARICOM Secretary-General

    Secretary General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said the Region has done fairly well in containing COVID-19. He was speaking during the virtual Handing-over Ceremony of Chairmanship of the Conference of the Heads of Government of CARCIOM on Friday, 3 July. Ambassador LaRocque outlined that protocols had been developed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the CARICOM…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Public Health Day: In a Time of COVID-19
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    Caribbean Public Health Day: In a Time of COVID-19

    (Caribbean Public Health Agency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  2 July 2020)  Over the years, the Caribbean region has faced a series of public health challenges.  The persistence of diseases such as dengue, and the emergence of new ones such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as the biggest threat to the Caribbean region in recent…

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  • Photo of Short-Term Digital Transformation Plan to be Ready by July Month-End
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    Short-Term Digital Transformation Plan to be Ready by July Month-End

    A short-term plan to fast-track responses to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Region’s digital sphere is to be ready for the approval of CARICOM Ministers of ICT by the end of July. Ministers agreed to the plan during a special meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Information and Communication Technology, which was…

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  • Photo of Address by CARICOM Chair to Inter-Sessional Summit of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)
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    Address by CARICOM Chair to Inter-Sessional Summit of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)

    Text of Address by Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados at the first-ever Inter-Sessional Summit of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) on transcending the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Wednesday 3 June 2020. I want to thank you and also to thank the Secretary General Chikoti too, for this his first summit of…

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  • Photo of Prime Minister: Criteria Must Reflect Countries’ Needs
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    Prime Minister: Criteria Must Reflect Countries’ Needs

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley participates in a high-level event on Financing for Development in the era of COVID-19 and Beyond – May 28, 2020. (PMO) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has told the global community that criteria and definitions used to determine access to goods and credit in a COVID-19 crisis or afterwards, must reflect countries’ needs rather than…

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  • Photo of High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond
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    High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    Date of Event: 28 May 2020 Convened by the Prime Minister of Canada, H.E. Mr. Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, H.E. Mr. Andrew Holness, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the virtual event aims to advance concrete solutions to the development emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic and the social and economic crisis it triggered, will derail our chances to achieve…

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  • Photo of Second Digital Dialogue Focuses on Work, Opportunities in Post-COVID Caribbean
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    Second Digital Dialogue Focuses on Work, Opportunities in Post-COVID Caribbean

    Following the hugely successful inaugural CARICOM Digital Dialogue, the CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership will host another regional virtual session on 27 May 2020. For this discussion that begins at 10 am and concludes at 1pm, business leader, and author, Mr. Wayne Christopher Chen, LLB, JP, will be the featured speaker. The topic, ‘Jobs, work and opportunities in the post-COVID…

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  • Photo of Solidarity in Action – Health, Security working to protect Frontline Workers in COVID-19 Response
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    Solidarity in Action – Health, Security working to protect Frontline Workers in COVID-19 Response

    (CARPHA and IMPACS Joint StatementPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 15 May 2020)   The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) both members of the CARICOM Security Cluster; and part of the coordinated regional response to COVID-19 recently delivered a virtual training session for frontline security officers on measures to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair, PM Trudeau, discuss COVID-19 developments
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    CARICOM Chair, PM Trudeau, discuss COVID-19 developments

    (Office of the Prime Minister of Canada) (On 20 May) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the Prime Minister of Barbados and current Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Mia Mottley, to discuss the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. The prime ministers exchanged information on the efforts within Canada and the Caribbean to fight the pandemic and protect the…

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