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  • Photo of CARICOM and ACS Secretaries-General meet

    CARICOM and ACS Secretaries-General meet

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday received a courtesy call from new Secretary-General of the Association of Caribbean of States (ACS) Mr Rodolfo Sabonge. Mr Sabonge, a native of Panama, became the 7th Secretary-General of the ACS in November last year, taking over from Saint Lucian Dr. June Soomer. The ACS is Headquartered in Port of Spain, Trinidad and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and US agree on need to work together

    CARICOM and US agree on need to work together

    Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United States Secretary of State agreed on the need to work together on a number of issues of mutual interest. In a virtual meeting on Wednesday 21 April, the two sides noted the inextricable link between the Community and the US and welcomed the Roundtable Discussion as an initial engagement between…

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  • Photo of ‘CARICOM Moment of Ambition’  on eve of Paris Agreement’s 5th Anniversary

    ‘CARICOM Moment of Ambition’ on eve of Paris Agreement’s 5th Anniversary

    On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), in partnership with the UK Government on Friday hosted the CARICOM Moment of Ambition.  The event was convened to demonstrate continued Small Island Developing States (SIDS) leadership and ambition and tounderscore the need for immediate…

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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 Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the 20th Special Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, 3 July 2020

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the 20th Special Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, 3 July 2020

    I welcome you all to the Twentieth Special Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us from gathering together at this time in person in a Regular Meeting of the Conference when we would have had a formal opening ceremony with special guests. I certainly hope that we will…

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  • TWENTY-THIRD MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR), VIRTUAL, 7-8 MAY 2020

    OPENING ADDRESSES Opening Remarks by Ambassador Irwin LaRocque Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Twenty-Third Meeting of the COFCOR (virtual) 7-8 May 2020 His Excellency Dr. Claude Joseph, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Haiti and Incoming Chair of the COFCOR;Hon. Peter David, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Grenada and Outgoing Chair of the COFCOR;Foreign Ministers of the…

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  • Photo of Message from Ambassador Irwin LaRocque – Secretary-General, Caribbean Community on the Occasion of International Women’s Day, Sunday, 8 March 2020

    Message from Ambassador Irwin LaRocque – Secretary-General, Caribbean Community on the Occasion of International Women’s Day, Sunday, 8 March 2020

    It is a distinct honour and pleasure for me to celebrate International Women’s Day with our women and girls across the Community. The Day affords us the opportunity to reflect on gender equality and the advancement of women as important components of this year’s United Nation’s theme: “I Am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. It is a distinct honour and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG commends regional response on COVID 19

    CARICOM SG commends regional response on COVID 19

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has commended the health emergency response mechanism engineered by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to keep the Community free of the novel coronavirus (COVID 19). Secretary-General LaRocque said the inter-agency collaboration that is taking place is another example of the co-ordination required to address the challenges to integration. The SG was speaking at the…

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  • Photo of ‘We have to build a resilient Caribbean Community’- CARICOM Secretary-General

    ‘We have to build a resilient Caribbean Community’- CARICOM Secretary-General

    Remarks by the Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the Opening of the 31st Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, Bridgetown, Barbados 18 February 2020 Madame Chair, Heads of Government, the scope of our Agenda illustrates the breadth of issues which we, as a Community, must address to further consolidate our integration and to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Heads to discuss Security: Regional law enforcement cooperation and coordination included

    CARICOM Heads to discuss Security: Regional law enforcement cooperation and coordination included

    When Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) gather on 18-19 February 2020 for their Thirtieth Intersessional Meeting in Barbados, high on the agenda is the issue of Security. More specifically, the priority actions to strengthen regional law enforcement cooperation and coordination among CARICOM States. Citizen’s security is at the heart of the CARICOM Security agenda. To this end,…

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