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  • Photo of Remarks by the Secretary-General – Accreditation of new Ambassador of the Holy See to CARICOM

    Remarks by the Secretary-General – Accreditation of new Ambassador of the Holy See to CARICOM

    Your Excellency Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Holy See to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM); His Lordship the Right Reverend Francis Alleyne, O.S.B.,  Roman Catholic Bishop of Georgetown, Guyana; Reverend Father Luciano Labanca, Secretary and Deputy Head of Mission of the Apostolic Nunciature; Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, and other Members of Staff of the…

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  • Photo of Panama stands ready for closer cooperation with CARICOM

    Panama stands ready for closer cooperation with CARICOM

    (Caribbean Community Secretariat) As Panama derives growth based on policies aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and oriented towards attracting foreign direct investment that provides resources and transfer of knowledge, it intends to be a cooperation provider country. According to the recently accredited first envoy of Panama to CARICOM, Her Excellency Soraya Cano Franco, Panama’s policies have facilitated growth of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General discusses stronger cooperation with Head of IICA

    CARICOM Secretary-General discusses stronger cooperation with Head of IICA

    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met with Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Manuel Otero, Thursday morning for discussions on strengthening cooperation. The meeting was one of the Secretary-General’s engagements during Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) which opened in Barbados, Wednesday night.

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  • Photo of Use collective strength to push SIDS priorities, CARICOM SG urges

    Use collective strength to push SIDS priorities, CARICOM SG urges

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is urging close collaboration between Caribbean Small Island and Low-lying Developing States (SIDS) and those in the Indian Ocean and Pacific States to achieve greater results when SIDS development priorities   come before a global forum next year  . The Secretary-General made the point during the Opening Ceremony for a meeting of Caribbean SIDS preparing  for…

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  • Photo of International Day of Biological Diversity – Statement by CARICOM Secretary-General

    International Day of Biological Diversity – Statement by CARICOM Secretary-General

    The year 2018 marks 25 years since the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force on 29 December 1993 after the 30th ratification.  It is significant that five CARICOM Member States ratified the Convention (Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados and Saint Kitts and Nevis) or acceded to it (Saint Lucia) to bring about this significant outcome.  From 28…

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  • Photo of Commonwealth SG visits Caribbean as hurricane countdown approaches

    Commonwealth SG visits Caribbean as hurricane countdown approaches

    GIS) – Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, is meeting with leaders in the Caribbean to explore the Commonwealth’s role in minimising the impact of extreme weather events as the region’s hurricane season approaches. The Secretary-General said it was a worrying time for leaders. “The threat of life-changing, economy-decimating, apocalyptic storms and hurricanes is beginning to cast a long shadow on the sunny…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and UNDP share a side-event at COP 23

    CARICOM and UNDP share a side-event at COP 23

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell of Grenada and his Saint Lucian counterpart Prime Minister Allen Chastanet along with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque were part of a Caribbean Community delegation at a CARICOM-UNDP side event at the COP 23 now taking place in Bonn , Germany. CARICOM, with support from the UNDP, will host a high-level Pledging Conference…

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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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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General gets Guyana national award

    CARICOM Secretary-General gets Guyana national award

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, on Friday received Guyana’s Cacique’s Crown of Honour (CCH). President of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger, bestowed the award on the Secretary-General at an investiture ceremony held at the National Cultural Centre in Georgetown, Guyana. Ambassador LaRocque was named among 69 persons honoured under the Order of Roraima of Guyana and the Order of  Service of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman leads delegation to hurricane ravaged Dominica

    CARICOM Chairman leads delegation to hurricane ravaged Dominica

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell (2nd right) led a regional delegation to hurricane-ravaged Dominica on Tuesday, and met with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (right). The Chairman’s delegation included (from right) CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr. Warren Smith, Executive Director of the Regional Security System (RSS) Captain Errington Shurland, and Executive…

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