CARICOM

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply disturbed by reports about the use of derogatory and repulsive language by the President of the United States in respect of our Member State, Haiti, and other developing countries. CARICOM condemns in the strongest terms, the unenlightened views reportedly expressed. Of additional concern, is this pattern of denigrating Haiti […]

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 […]

Members of the Caribbean Community, (CARICOM) Regional Commission on Marijuana got an earful in The Bahamas last Friday night as they were told mainly to decriminalize marijuana. The Commission hosted a town hall meeting on marijuana and opened the floor for comments from the Bahamian public where many spoke out about the economic, social 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 Community (CARICOM) strongly objects to the recent labelling of some of its Member States by the European Union as Non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, CARICOM Secretary-General said Wednesday 12 December 2017. He was at the time accrediting a new Ambassador of France to CARICOM, H.E. Antoine Joly at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

International Financial Institutions (IFIs) including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are now willing to reassess the policy of GDP per capita attached to concessionary development financing. Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said that this was a major result of his recent discussions in Washington with the President of the […]


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