• Photo of CARPHA Strengthens Its COVID-19 Testing Capacity with Japan Donation

    CARPHA Strengthens Its COVID-19 Testing Capacity with Japan Donation

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.   Thanks to a bilateral cooperation program, the Japan-CARICOM Friendship and Cooperation Fund, the CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory (CMML) received twenty-three (23) Viral RNA Test Kits valued at US$43,411 which are expected to conduct approximately 5,750 tests. The laboratory supplies will go a long way in supporting CARPHA’s capacity to test for COVID-19. In addition…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General holds wide ranging discussions with Japan’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General holds wide ranging discussions with Japan’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Her Excellency Carla Barnett and Japanese Ambassador to CARICOM His Excellency Tatsuo Hirayama both praised the excellent relations between the two sides during a courtesy call by the Ambassador to the Secretary-General on Wednesday at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Georgetown, Guyana Headquarters. Discussions centred around Japanese assistance to the Community, and included climate change, disaster risk…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters going solar

    CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters going solar

    The CARICOM Secretariat is moving towards 100 percent renewable energy for its Headquarters Building in Georgetown Guyana, with construction of a Photovoltaic Power Generation System set to commence on Monday 20 January 2020. The Project is part of a wider initiative called ‘The Introduction of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation System in Guyana and CARICOM’, being financed by the Government…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Japan exploring further cooperation

    CARICOM and Japan exploring further cooperation

    Strengthening CARICOM-Japan relations, Asia’s potential as a source of tourism, and the importance of presenting CARICOM to that part of the world. These formed part of an exchange of views when a delegation from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry paid a courtesy visit to the CARICOM Secretariat’s Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana on Monday.  The possibility of Japan hosting…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, Japan strengthen decades-old ties

    CARICOM, Japan strengthen decades-old ties

    The long-standing friendship that has existed between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Japan was strengthened on Thursday 25 February, with the accreditation of new Ambassador of Japan to CARICOM, His Excellency Mitsuhiko Okada. Since 1993, relations between CARICOM and Japan have been moving apace. There have been a Summit of Heads of Government, four Ministerial sessions, and 17 consultations held…

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  • CARICOM Chairman welcomes US, Japan position on development financing

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of the Bahamas has expressed satisfaction that the United States of America and Japan were willing to show greater flexibility on the issue of GDP per capita as a determinant for concessional financing for…

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  • Gov’t Looking at Developing Pharmaceuticals from Fish Trimmings

    KINGSTON, January 21, 2015 – The Government is looking to partner with Japan to explore the development of pharmaceutical items from fish trimmings. Minister of State for Agriculture, Labour, and Social Security, Hon. Luther Buchanan, made the disclosure at a seminar held on January 21 at the Medallion Hall Hotel in St. Andrew, which looked at 20 years of cooperation…

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  • CARICOM foreign ministers to meet in Japan

    KINGSTON Jamaica  — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) foreign ministers including Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade AJ Nicholson will meet with their Japanese counterpart on Friday for talks aimed at strengthening the relations between the 15-member regional grouping and Japan. According to a joint statement issued on Monday, the November 15 meeting is a follow-up to the first Japan-CARICOM…

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    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Sixth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) got underway on Tuesday, 13 December in Hong Kong, with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Trade and Foreign Ministers calling attention to the negative effects likely to befall unsupported small and vulnerable economies in light of the erosion of preferences. Delivering remarks at the Conference, Guyana’s…

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    (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat through the Belize-based Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is currently spearheading talks with the Government of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the development of a master plan for fisheries and aquaculture development in the Caribbean. At a meeting of CARICOM Directors of Fisheries/Chief Fisheries Officers and members…

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