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  • Photo of Fascinating, sophisticated displays at The Bishops’ High School CARICOM Project event

    Fascinating, sophisticated displays at The Bishops’ High School CARICOM Project event

    The Bishops’ High School in Georgetown, Guyana, hosted its annual 9th Grade (3rd Form) CARICOM Project at the school on Friday, 13 April, 2018. This year’s activity was observed under the theme, ‘Climate: Resilience and Mitigation – Safeguarding Our Physical and Cultural Integrity’ Two CARICOM Member States – Dominica, and Haiti – were featured this year. The other country featured was Puerto…

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  • Photo of Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

    Her Excellency Veronica Griffith, Plenipotentiary Representative of Barbados to CARICOM and His Excellency Allan Alexander, Plenipotentiary Representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to CARICOM were accredited by CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a short ceremony at the Secretariat’s headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana. The new Barbados Ambassador said her government endorsed the words of Right Excellent Errol Barrow in…

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  • Photo of ‘Agriculture in Dominica, as we know it, now ceases to exist’ – OECS Commissioner

    ‘Agriculture in Dominica, as we know it, now ceases to exist’ – OECS Commissioner

    Hurricane Maria has destroyed the agriculture sector in Dominica. The Category Five hurricane flattened Dominica on 18 September. Both the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – which is leading the Community’s response to the disaster  – and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said that there was 100 per cent destruction of agriculture on the island. According to information…

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  • Photo of Emotional PM Minnis outlines plan to assist Dominicans

    Emotional PM Minnis outlines plan to assist Dominicans

    NASSAU, The Bahamas, Guardian – As he laid out a part of the government’s plan to assist Dominican children and their families today, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis choked back tears as he recounted the devastation that Hurricane Maria unleashed on the small island nation and expressed shame at the vitriolic response of some Bahamians to his pledge to assist…

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  • Photo of Dominica assured of continued CARICOM support – Chairman

    Dominica assured of continued CARICOM support – Chairman

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has assured hurricane-ravaged Dominica of continued support from the CARICOM Family. Prime Minister Mitchell, along with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Executive Director of CDEMA Ronald Jackson, Executive Director of the RSS Captain Errington Shurland, President of the CDB Dr Warren Smith and Barbados Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite toured Dominica, Tuesday.'    

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair, Dominica PM Press Briefing

    CARICOM Chair, Dominica PM Press Briefing

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  • Photo of Maria knocks out Montserrat’s electricity

    Maria knocks out Montserrat’s electricity

    Montserrat’s National Disaster Preparedness Response Advisory Committee (NDPRAC) Press Statement The National Disaster Preparedness Response Advisory Committee (NDPRAC) has issued a “ partial all clear” for Montserrat with immediate effect. This means that only essential services are allowed on the roads to ensure works are carried expeditiously to clear all roads and restore essential services island wide. Electricity is off…

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  • Photo of Guyana’s land space can serve as ‘gift’ to the Caribbean battered by hurricanes – President Granger

    Guyana’s land space can serve as ‘gift’ to the Caribbean battered by hurricanes – President Granger

     President David Granger speaking to the Guyanese media corps who are currently covering the United Nations General Assembly in New York News Roon, Guyana  –  Guyana’s vast landscape can serve as a “gift” to Caribbean islands devastated by recent hurricanes, President David Granger said today as he sought to get the dangers posed by climate change firmly on the international…

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  • Photo of Cayman Islands Premier delivers relief aid for Anguilla hurricane recovery

    Cayman Islands Premier delivers relief aid for Anguilla hurricane recovery

      Hon. Alden McLaughlin, Premier of the Cayman Islands, on Friday 15 September 2017 delivered 15,000 lbs of relief aid to assist Anguilla in its post hurricane recovery.   Anguilla, an Associate Member of CARICOM was pummeled by one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, hurricane Irma, on Tuesday 5 September. It damaged the main hospital, schools and…

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  • Barbados building CARIFESTA legacy

    CARIFESTA XIII promises to be to be a diverse festival with a lasting legacy. During a media update in his Sky Mall office on Monday, Minister with responsibility for Culture, Stephen Lashley highlighted several plans for the Festival. One notable feature referred to by the Minister was the Grand Market and Buyer’s Mall. He pointed out that since Barbados had…

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