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  • Photo of Design recovery programme to revive economies, enhance resilience – CARICOM Secretary-General

    Design recovery programme to revive economies, enhance resilience – CARICOM Secretary-General

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said that the Region needed to design a post-pandemic recovery programme that would not only revive economies, but enhance resilience as well. Amb. LaRocque gave the advice on Monday, 5 July, during the opening of the Forty-Second Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. He was one of three speakers…

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  • Photo of SG’s Remarks at 42nd Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    SG’s Remarks at 42nd Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    REMARKS BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE on the occasion of the FORTY-SECOND REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY VIA videoconference 5-6 July 2021 Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Secretary-General to High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    Remarks by the Secretary-General to High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE Secretary-general of the Caribbean community, AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE at THE HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON ENERGY FINANCING AMONG CARICOM MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENERGY, HEADS OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, BILATERAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE 27 MAY 2021 Your Excellency Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS and Co-Host of this High-Level Meeting; Honourable Brigadier…

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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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