CARIBBEAN

The governments of Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have signalled their unequivocal commitment to integration as they assigned two new envoys to join the family of CARICOM Ambassadors on Friday 12 January. Her Excellency Veronica Griffith, Plenipotentiary Representative of Barbados to CARICOM and His Excellency Allan Alexander, Plenipotentiary Representative of St. Vincent and […]

The over US$2 billion pledged at the CARICOM-UN Conference for long-term recovery for hurricane-affected countries and the establishment of the regional renewable energy center are among the successes CARICOM recorded for 2017 in spite of the year’s challenges. Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said in his End of Year Message that the Community […]

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) strongly objects to the disappointing decision of the European Union to “blacklist” four CARICOM jurisdictions under the guise that they maintain harmful preferential tax regimes or have failed to comply with international standards for tax transparency and good governance.  This classification will significantly damage the reputation of these jurisdictions even if […]

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and its partners at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently held a wrap-up meeting in St. Lucia at which the outcomes of the novel Caribbean Fisheries Co-Management Project (CARIFICO) were unveiled. The most important benefits underscored are better catches and improved incomes for fishers who began using Fish […]

CARICOM Chairman Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell is demanding flexibility from the World Trade Organisation in dealing with small states attempting to rebuild after a disaster. Prime Minister Mitchell says the Sixth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and Cuba in Antigua this week must send a clear signal to […]

Excellency, on behalf of the CARICOM Heads of Government, it gives me immense pleasure to extend to you and your Delegation, warm and fraternal greetings on behalf of our Caribbean Community. It is deeply symbolic that we should be hosting this Meeting here in Antigua and Barbuda, forever etched in our Region’s history as the […]

  As a result of a series of three-day training workshops, Police, Prison, and Probation Officers in Grenada are better able to support restorative and rehabilitative approaches to juvenile justice reform and understand their unique responsibilities in providing service to children and their families. The workshops were hosted by the United States Agency for International […]

Imagine relocating the entire population of your country in the face of a colossal hurricane and two months later still not being able to get back home. Now imagine spending several nights in a shelter and taking a stroll the next morning only to find what you used to call community, city or country reduced […]

CARICOM chairman and Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell on Monday welcomed the establishment of an emergency post-disaster reconstruction financing initiative to help the Region recover from recent hurricane events. Dr. Mitchell, also chairman of the Caribbean Development Bank, was speaking in Germany on the new initiative between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the […]

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