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  • Photo of CARICOM cherishes Haiti’s membership – Secretary-General on its 213th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM cherishes Haiti’s membership – Secretary-General on its 213th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Haiti on its 213th anniversary as an Independent nation, saying the country’s liberation was a catalyst for independence for other countries in Latin America and later, of the Caribbean. Haiti gained its independence on 1 January 1804 after a hard fought anti-slavery and anti-colonial battle against the French colonisers.  It became a member…

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  • Photo of CARICOM lauds Barbados’ contribution to regionalism

    CARICOM lauds Barbados’ contribution to regionalism

    Barbados’ contributions to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have produced positive dividends, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said, in marking the Member State’s golden jubilee of independence.    In a message of congratulations to the government and people of Barbados, Ambassador LaRocque said the Community would not be what it is today without the steady and sterling industry of Barbados.  …

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  • Photo of CARICOM lauds Suriname’s tremendous strides on its 41st Anniversary of Independence

    CARICOM lauds Suriname’s tremendous strides on its 41st Anniversary of Independence

     As Suriname marks its 41st Anniversary of Independence, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has lauded the country’s tremendous strides since attaining nationhood. In his congratulatory message to His Excellency Desiré Bouterse, President of the  Dutch-speaking CARICOM Member State, the Secretary-General  noted the global respect Suriname has earned through its sports, culture and academic excellence. Ambassador LaRocque also applauded Suriname’s role…

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  • Notes Of Congratulations Pour In From Near And Far For St. Kitts And Nevis’ 33rd Anniversary Of Independence

    BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2016 (PRESS SEC) – Numerous expressions of congratulations and well wishes are pouring in from world leaders and organizations to Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, his government and the people of St. Kitts and Nevis on the joyous occasion of our 33rd Anniversary of Independence.   Republic of China (Taiwan): The Republic of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM toasts The Bahamas on 43rd Independence anniversary

    CARICOM toasts The Bahamas on 43rd Independence anniversary

    The Caribbean Community has extended congratulations to The Bahamas on the occasion of its 43rd anniversary of Independence celebrated on 10 July, 2016. In a message to Prime Minister  the Right Hon. Perry Christie, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said that The Bahamas was a valued member of the Community. He also praised The Bahamas for its socio-economic, democratic and political accomplishments…

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  • Photo of President Granger confers Order of Roraima on Barbados Prime Minister

    President Granger confers Order of Roraima on Barbados Prime Minister

    Georgetown, Guyana – (May 26, 2016)President David Granger, who is Chancellor of the Orders of Guyana, today, conferred Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right Honourable Freundel Stuart with the insignia of the Order of Roraima, Guyana’s second highest National Award. The investiture ceremony was held at State House. The Prime Minister was bestowed with this honour in recognition of his…

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  • Photo of CARICOM lauds Saint Lucia’s contribution as the country celebrates 37

    CARICOM lauds Saint Lucia’s contribution as the country celebrates 37

    Saint Lucia has made a sterling contribution to the Region’s effort towards coordinated, balanced and integrated action required to ensure the survival of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) with the threat that climate change poses. This sentiment was expressed in a message from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  to the Hon. Dr. Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, on the occasion…

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  • Photo of Belizeans determination praised – CARICOM SG

    Belizeans determination praised – CARICOM SG

    The people of Belize have shown great determination and belief in a better future as they strive to build their nation. The theme of this milestone Anniversary “Belize Renewed, Confident, Competitive, and Committed” reflects the passion in the heart of Belizeans for their homeland. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow of Belize…

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  • Declaration of Port au Prince expected to be signed after CARICOM High-Level Meeting on the Rights of Persons Living with Disabilities and Special Needs

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     A two-day High Level Meeting on the Rights of Persons Living with Disabilities and Special Needs began in Haiti on Thursday. It is expected to conclude with the signing of the Declaration of Port-au-Prince which should outline a strategy for International Cooperation as it relates to persons living with disabilities and special needs in…

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