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  • Photo of CARICOM to get German support for Marine Protection

    CARICOM to get German support for Marine Protection

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Germany’s new Ambassador to (CARICOM) His Excellency Holger Michael signed an agreement totalling 25,700,000 euros on Monday for a Sustainable Financing Mechanism for Marine Protection in the Region. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Ambassador Holger Michael signed Financing Agreement Ambassador LaRocque had minutes earlier at the Secretariat’s Georgetown, Guyana headquarters received…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUÉ – 29th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM

    COMMUNIQUÉ – 29th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM

    The Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 26-27 February 2018.  The President of Haiti, His Excellency Jovenel Moïse, Chaired the proceedings.    Other Members of the Conference in attendance were Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis; Prime Minister of Barbados, Rt. Honourable…

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  • Photo of Crime and Violence a heavy toll on (CARICOM) society – CARICOM SG

    Crime and Violence a heavy toll on (CARICOM) society – CARICOM SG

    Amb. Irwin LaRocque, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), called on CARICOM to counteract the threat of crime and violence, when he addressed the opening of the   29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, earlier today in Port of Prince, Haiti.   “As we pool our resources and strategise to combat the damaging effects of climate…

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  • Photo of SIDS must never be denied concessional financing for climate resilience -SG

    SIDS must never be denied concessional financing for climate resilience -SG

        “It is crucial to increase the level of investment of climate finance for health.” – CARICOM Secretary-General, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has called for the scaling up of climate finance for resilience in the health sector.   He also posited that small vulnerable countries must never be denied access to concessional financing in their quest for resilience against…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, UN Environment discuss closer cooperation

    CARICOM, UN Environment discuss closer cooperation

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has expressed strong interest in strengthening its collaboration with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to improve environmental sustainability in the Region. Regional Director and Head of the UNEP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr. Leo Heileman, visited the CARICOM Secretariat on Wednesday, 24 January, during which he paid a courtesy call on CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin…

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  • Photo of “EU’s assistance crucial… to sustainable development”  CARICOM/CARIFORUM SG

    “EU’s assistance crucial… to sustainable development”  CARICOM/CARIFORUM SG

    CARICOM and CARIFORUM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in his remarks at the launch of the Tenth EDF CARIFORUM Crime and Security Programme, on 17 January 2017, in Barbados, pointed to the “strength of cooperation” between the European Union (EU) and the Caribbean. Calling the EU a “long standing and staunch partner” in the Region’s thrust to attain sustainable development, Ambassador…

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  • Photo of The Fight against crime and for security moves forward:  CARIFORUM to launch 10th EDF on Crime and Security

    The Fight against crime and for security moves forward:  CARIFORUM to launch 10th EDF on Crime and Security

    Cooperation to beat back the scourge of crime and violence  in the Caribbean advances further with the launch of the 10th European Development Fund CARIFORUM Crime and Security Cooperation Programme, on 17 January 2018, in Barbados. The Caribbean is a critical and central route between drug producers and large scale consumers and violence and crime remain a pressing problem. The…

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  • Photo of A year that will have a lasting impact – CARICOM Secretary-General

    A year that will have a lasting impact – CARICOM Secretary-General

    End  of  Year Message by the Secretary-General o f the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque   There is no doubt that the events of 2017 will have a lasting impact on our Community.  The ravaging effects of this year’s hurricane season will cast a long shadow over our Community for some time yet. Six of our Members and several…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG makes case for climate-resilient rebuilding of hurricane-damaged islands

    CARICOM SG makes case for climate-resilient rebuilding of hurricane-damaged islands

      CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque presenting remarks. Also at the Head Table are UNDP Administrator Mr Achim Steiner (l) and Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Ms Jessica Faieta. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the Technical Consultations for the CARICOM-UN High Level Conference at UN Headquarters, New York on Monday: We must…

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  • Photo of Message by the CARICOM Secretary-General on Caribbean Statistics Day

    Message by the CARICOM Secretary-General on Caribbean Statistics Day

    MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE   ON THE OCCASION OF THE NINTH OBSERVANCE OF CARIBBEAN STATISTICS DAY 15 OCTOBER 2017 This year’s observance takes place against the background of another significant achievement for Regional Statistics. CARICOM Heads of Government at their Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting (July 2017) endorsed the preparation of a Regional Strategy for the…

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