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  • Photo of VIRTUAL SECURITY CONFERENCE 2020

    VIRTUAL SECURITY CONFERENCE 2020

    From 27 – 31 July 2020, CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) will host the first ever Virtual Security Conference in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), under the heading of ‘Securing Our Caribbean Community Within The Era Of Covid-19 and Beyond’. The crisis presented by coronavirus (COVID-19) is unprecedented in CARICOM. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Governments across…

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  • Photo of European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in Brussels on 16-17 July. In the margins of the 2nd EU-CELAC Foreign Ministers Meeting, Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, has signed three new agreements with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs of Dominica, Francine…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL ATTENDS UN FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

    CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL ATTENDS UN FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

    On the invitation of United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque attended a High-level Interactive Dialogue with other Heads of Regional and other Organisations on 12-13 June 2018 in New York. The Dialogue was  aimed at strengthening strategic and operational cooperation in the area of international peace and security. Discussions were structured in three thematic sessions, exploring…

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    Statement by CARICOM

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) recognises that global security and financial crime are increasingly intertwined and therefore supports the work of the FATF and its regional bodies in developing international AML/CFT standards to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.  Within the Community, our Member States and Associate Members have expended considerable resources towards achieving compliance with AML/CFT standards. Countries in the…

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  • Photo of Multi-faceted approach needed to address crime, security challenges

    Multi-faceted approach needed to address crime, security challenges

    Recognising the need for a multi-faceted approach to address various crime and security challenges in Barbados and across the region, a number of institutions will be working to implement the 10th EDF CARIFORUM Crime and Security Cooperation Programme. Myrna Bernard, Director of Human Development at the CARICOM Secretariat revealed the above recently, as the programme was launched in Barbados. “In…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Georgia look to strengthen ties – new Georgian Ambassador accredited

    CARICOM and Georgia look to strengthen ties – new Georgian Ambassador accredited

    The Republic of Georgia’s new Ambassador to CARICOM HE David Solomonia on Wednesday presented his credentials to CARICOM’s Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan at the Secretariat’s Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana. The Deputy Secretary-General noted that CARICOM is in the process of finalising a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation with Georgia, the purpose of which is to strengthen political, commercial, economic,…

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  • CARICOM, UN to strengthen cooperation at New York meeting

    Cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN) System will be further strengthened around several issues including climate change, security, human development, health and education at the Ninth CARICOM-United Nations General Meeting this week. The two-day meeting begins 20 July 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It is happening against the backdrop of a…

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  • Photo of Barbados Ratifies CONSLE Protocol

    Barbados Ratifies CONSLE Protocol

    Barbados has ratified the Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community, and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed the Protocol and deposited the Instrument of Ratification on behalf of…

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  • Photo of ‘Every citizen of this Community must count’ – President David Granger

    ‘Every citizen of this Community must count’ – President David Granger

    The Twenty-Eighth Intersessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government concluded a short while ago. I am very pleased to report that we had two successful days of discussions and decisions on issues that are important to moving the Community towards its objectives. During the course of our discussions, the Conference of Heads of Government reflected on the importance of the…

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  • Crime and security ‘continues to pose a threat’ to region says CARICOM Secretary-General

    “It (Crime) continues to pose a threat to our community, it is not just a national issue for individual member states, it’s a regional one and hence it demands a regional solution,” CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said. According to Ambassador LaRocque, the issue of crime and security is top among the three broad areas that are up for discussion…

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