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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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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General meets CANADA’s Foreign Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General meets CANADA’s Foreign Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met with Canada’s Foreign Minister Mr Francois-Phillippe Champagne on the eve of the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Barbados, Monday. The Foreign Minister’s visit to Barbados follows the cancellation of a trip by Canada’s Prime Minister Mr Justin Trudeau to meet with CARICOM Heads during their Meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM expresses condolences with passing of SVG’s former Governor General

    CARICOM expresses condolences with passing of SVG’s former Governor General

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended sympathy to the Government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the death of the country’s former Governor-General, Sir Frederick Ballantyne. Sir Frederick, who served as Governor General from 2002 to July 2019, died last Thursday at the age of 83. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a message of condolence to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat launches solar project for Headquarter’s Building

    CARICOM Secretariat launches solar project for Headquarter’s Building

    A project that will see the CARICOM Secretariat’s Headquarters Building in Georgetown, Guyana generating 100 percent of its electricity needs through a Photovoltaic Power Generation System was launched with a sod-turning ceremony on Monday. The Project, being funded by the Government of Japan, will include: Installation of 400 kilowatt  of solar photovoltaic power generator to provide electricity to the Secretariat building;A…

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  • Photo of Community made incremental, appreciable progress in 2019 – CARICOM SG

    Community made incremental, appreciable progress in 2019 – CARICOM SG

    END-OF-YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM), AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE It is that season once again when in an atmosphere of joy and peace we can sit back and reflect on the impact of the past year on our lives. It has been a year in which we have made incremental but appreciable progress in our efforts…

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