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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General receives Indonesia’s Foreign Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General receives Indonesia’s Foreign Minister

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Her Excellency Madam Rento L.P. Marsudi paid a courtesy call on Secretary-General  Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday. The Minister was accompanied by a number of Foreign Ministry officials.  Indonesia accredited its first Ambassador to CARICOM, HE Drs. Dominicus Supratikto, on 2 May 2018. The Ambassador noted at the time that the…

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  • Photo of Secretariat hosts Netherlands delegation – cooperation the main focus of discussion

    Secretariat hosts Netherlands delegation – cooperation the main focus of discussion

    A delegation from the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands paid a courtesy visit to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat on Monday, 27 March 2017 to discuss, inter alia, developing a broader view of areas for cooperation within the Caribbean Region. The delegation which comprised  H.E. Jules Bijl, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Trinidad and Tobago;  Mr. Erwin…

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  • Photo of Finland signals interest in CARICOM’s bio-energy

    Finland signals interest in CARICOM’s bio-energy

    The Government of Finland, through its newly accredited envoy to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), has expressed strong interest in exploring the bio-energy potential in mainland territories of CARICOM. Speaking at the ceremony at the CARICOM Secretariat for the presentation of his Letter of Credence to CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, on Thursday 16 March, 2017, the new Finnish Ambassador, His…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, Serbia formalise diplomatic relations

    CARICOM, Serbia formalise diplomatic relations

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Serbia on Wednesday formalised diplomatic relations with the first Ambassador accredited to CARICOM from the south eastern European country. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, accepted the credentials of His Excellency Djerdj Matković at a simple ceremony at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, on 11 January 2017, welcoming him…

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  • Photo of Region sees 2030 SDA as viable means for growth, development

    Region sees 2030 SDA as viable means for growth, development

    “It is the firm view of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda offers a viable means for fostering growth and development in our region, where, despite some progress, economic transformation and sustainable development have been difficult to achieve.”  From remarks delivered today by H.E. Missouri Sherman-Peter, Ambassador/Permanent Observer for the Caribbean Community to the United Nations, to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM at the OAS

    CARICOM at the OAS

    The 46th Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) began on Tuesday 14 June in the Dominican Republic. The 46th Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) began on Tuesday 14 June in the Dominican Republic. Earlier today, the OAS Secretary-General, Luis Almagro held discussions with representatives of the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of CARICOM advances relations with Sweden, Netherlands

    CARICOM advances relations with Sweden, Netherlands

    CARICOM Secretariat – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers have put measures in place for closer cooperation with Sweden and the Netherlands even as they seek to place issues impacting the development of Small Island Developing and Low-lying States (SIDS) in the spotlight. The Ministers, at their just concluded 19th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), in…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’s strategic relationships critical in changing global environment: SG

    CARICOM’s strategic relationships critical in changing global environment: SG

    The critical importance of  CARICOM maintaining traditional relationships and building new ones was underscored by Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque as he addressed CARICOM Foreign Ministers who are gathered in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the 19th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR). In a rapidly changing global environment, the need was critical for CARICOM to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers to discuss implications of major global issues

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers to discuss implications of major global issues

    The Region’s Foreign Ministers gather in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this morning for the Nineteenth Meeting of CARICOM’s Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR). The two-day meeting will, among other things, examine the implications for the Caribbean Community of several emerging issues including the reshaping of the United States relations with Cuba and the pending British referendum on…

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  • Photo of CARICOM-UK Forum frank and cordial

    CARICOM-UK Forum frank and cordial

    Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary ended two sessions of “frank and cordial” talks in Freeport, The Bahamas at the Ninth Caribbean UK Forum. Co-Chairs Honourable Fred Mitchell, Foreign Minister of The Bahamas and the Rt Honourable Phillip Hammond, Foreign Secretary of the UK both expressed their satisfaction at the discussions during a…

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