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  • Photo of CARICOM prepares positions on imminent UN oceans agreement

    CARICOM prepares positions on imminent UN oceans agreement

    Senior environment officials from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met recently in Belize as CARICOM rationalises its position on the United Nations (UN) process to establish an international legally binding agreement on sustainable use of marine resources. The two-day workshop held 20-22 February 2017, in Belize City, Belize, was titled, ‘CARICOM Regional Workshop on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Switzerland – a potential model for north-south cooperation

    CARICOM and Switzerland – a potential model for north-south cooperation

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin La Rocque accepted the Letters of Credence of His Excellency  Didier Chassot, Plenipotentiary Representative of Switzerland to CARICOM on 6 February 2017, deepening CARICOM’s relationship with Switzerland.   In indicating his aspiration for a concrete programme of cooperation, Amb. LaRocque identified environmental protection, renewable energy, financial services, tourism and agri-business as areas of…

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  • Photo of The Netherlands flag key areas for cooperation expansion

    The Netherlands flag key areas for cooperation expansion

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Netherlands on Wednesday renewed a mechanism for diplomatic cooperation with the accreditation of a new envoy to CARICOM, His Excellency Jules Bijl. In a simple ceremony at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat on 18 January 2017, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said the Community was keen to learn more of Netherland’s experiences in…

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  • ECLAC calls for creation of Regional Center for Governance of natural resources in the Caribbean

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul. 24, CMC – The United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has presented an initiative to create a Regional Center for Governance of natural resources in the region. “Greater and better governance of natural resources is necessary to fulfill the goals of sustainable development,” said ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, during a side…

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  • Photo of CARICOM advances relations with Sweden, Netherlands

    CARICOM advances relations with Sweden, Netherlands

    CARICOM Secretariat – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers have put measures in place for closer cooperation with Sweden and the Netherlands even as they seek to place issues impacting the development of Small Island Developing and Low-lying States (SIDS) in the spotlight. The Ministers, at their just concluded 19th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), in…

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  • Photo of CARICOM lauds Saint Lucia’s contribution as the country celebrates 37

    CARICOM lauds Saint Lucia’s contribution as the country celebrates 37

    Saint Lucia has made a sterling contribution to the Region’s effort towards coordinated, balanced and integrated action required to ensure the survival of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) with the threat that climate change poses. This sentiment was expressed in a message from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  to the Hon. Dr. Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, on the occasion…

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  • Photo of Caribbean journalists gain insight into ways to report climate forecasting

    Caribbean journalists gain insight into ways to report climate forecasting

    Thirteen journalists from across the region gathered for a one-day workshop in Barbados, as part of an international initiative sponsored by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), to show how climate forecasting services are being used to boost business and economic opportunities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The workshop attempted to help the media personnel better interpret the jargon behind…

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  • ‘SAMOA Pathway’ – Outcomes from the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

    Port-of-Spain (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) welcomes the outcomes of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) held in Apia, Samoa on 1-4 September 2014, and the adoption of the ‘Samoa Pathway’ – Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action, for the implementation of sustainable development and poverty eradication. Guided by the purposes…

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  • Photo of PM Gonsalves, former US President Clinton launch ‘Blue Guardians’

    PM Gonsalves, former US President Clinton launch ‘Blue Guardians’

    COLORADO,(CMC) – St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have been disappointed at the broken promises given to them by the international community regarding development assistance. Gonsalves Monday joined President James Michel of the Seychelles and former U.S. President Bill Clinton in launching the ‘Blue Guardians’ in the United States. Blue Guardians…

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  • SIDS need support of international community

    Any decision on the creation of a new regional programmatic framework for sustainable development must have at its core the means of implementation. This was made clear today by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Senator Jepter Ince, as he addressed the opening ceremony of a national consultation on the United Nations Caribbean Multi-Country Sustainable Development…

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