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U.S. EMBASSY FACILITATES VESSEL-BOARD, SEARCH, AND SEIZURE TRAINING The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS, through its Military Liaison Office, conducted a professional exchange with the Royal Grenada Coast Guard on vessel-boarding and search-and-seizure techniques from August 14-18, 2017. United States Marine Forces South (MARFORSOUTH) and the Royal Grenada Coast Guard […]

U.S. EMBASSY SUPPORTS SECURITY PERSONNEL AT THE PERRY CENTER FOR HEMISPHERIC DEFENSE STUDIES IN WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Embassy, through its Military Liaison Office, facilitated the attendance of a number of security personnel from the Eastern Caribbean at the Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies for a two-week phase of the Caribbean Defense and Security […]

The 19th Meeting of the OECS Working Group on Movement of People was held on July 14, 2017. Efforts to improve the lives of citizens through a robust free movement of people regime continue as regional integration stakeholders work towards the harmonisation of policies among OECS Protocol Member States. The nineteenth meeting of the OECS […]

News Americas, NEW YORK, — The Thirty-Eighth CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting wrapped up in Grand Anse, Grenada on Friday July 6th with a communiqué that addressed a number of issues including reparation. But there was absolutely nothing on that herb! You know the one: weed, marijuana, ganja, cannabis, hashish, hemp, sinsemilla, pot et al. […]

PEOPLE WILL KNOW CARICOM IS WORKING WHEN THEY SEE, TASTE AND FEEL CARICOM Secretariat — Dr. the Honourable Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas has signalled his readiness to help deliver the mandates of CARICOM to provide better, healthier and more prosperous lives for the people of the Community. In doing so, the newest […]

CSME REMAINS BEST VEHICLE FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE REGION – CARICOM SG CARICOM Secretariat — Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, is of the view that the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is still the most viable way for sustainable development in the Region. He made this disclosure at the […]

NEW UK HIGH COMMISSIONER TO RAISE THE ISSUE OF PROTOCOL AND SECURITY FOR VISITING CARIBBEAN LEADERS ST. GEORGE — The United Kingdom’s new High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean has promised the incoming chair of CARICOM that she will raise with her superiors in London, a lingering issue that has implications for the security […]


EXERCISE TRADEWINDS 2017 TO BEGIN IN BARBADOS ON JUNE 6 BRIDGETOWN — Exercise Tradewinds 2017, a multi-national maritime security and disaster response exercise in the Caribbean, kicks off with an opening ceremony in Barbados, June 6, 2017, welcoming 18 partner nations and nearly 2,500 participants.

OPEN LETTER TO CARIBBEAN STATES REGARDING VENEZUELA We, the former heads of state and government who have signed declarations of the Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (IDEA-Democrática), respectfully address the Honourable Presidents and Prime Ministers of the Caribbean states, as well as the people of the Caribbean, in order to express our indignation […]

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