Guyana Puts Afreximbank’s Payment System on CARICOM’s Agenda

Guyana Puts Afreximbank’s Payment System on CARICOM’s Agenda

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) finance minister and central bank governors will meet next week ahead of the annual heads of government meeting in Grenada in July to discuss using Afreximbank’s Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS)  to make trade payments in the region. CARICOM Chairman and Guyana’s President Dr Irfaan Ali told the 31st Afreximbank Annual […]

A Proclamation on National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2024

A Proclamation on National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2024

By The White House During National Caribbean American Heritage Month, we celebrate the contributions and the diverse cultures of the millions of people across our Nation with Caribbean heritage, who have never let us walk away from our Nation’s most sacred values of opportunity and freedom. Caribbean Americans are dreamers and doers, always finding ways […]

Remarks by Dr. Carla N. Barnett, CARICOM Secretary General, at the Launch of ‘Caribbean Perspectives’

Remarks by Dr. Carla N. Barnett, CARICOM Secretary General, at the Launch of ‘Caribbean Perspectives’

Photo courtesy: CARICOM By CARICOM Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I am delighted to join you this afternoon at this memorable occasion, and I am honored that Ms. Baptiste, a communications specialist par excellence, who has worked extensively across the Region, asked me to say a few words as this publication is launched.  The work undertaken by […]

Region Raises Concerns Over Institutional, Financial Capacity to Confront Environmental Challenges

Region Raises Concerns Over Institutional, Financial Capacity to Confront Environmental Challenges

Pennelope Beckles-Robinson. Photo courtesy: CARICOM By CARICOM Climate change, threats to biodiversity, economic uncertainty due to external shocks, and limited institutional and financial capacity, are the key concerns of Ministers with responsibility for the Environment of the Caribbean Community. The concerns were highlighted during the 112th Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic […]

Report Highlighting the Current State and Future Prospects of West Indies Cricket to be Submitted to CARICOM Heads

Report Highlighting the Current State and Future Prospects of West Indies Cricket to be Submitted to CARICOM Heads

By CARICOM Friday 3 May 2024 (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown): Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, announced that a report will be compiled on the future growth of West Indies Cricket when Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads meet in July in Grenada. This report will provide a comprehensive and reliable assessment of […]

Foreign Affairs Officials Advanced Preparations for Minsterial Talks in Dominica

Foreign Affairs Officials Advanced Preparations for Minsterial Talks in Dominica

By CARICOM (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana) – Senior foreign affairs officials met via video conference anchored at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat on April 29-30 to review and finalize the foreign policy matters that will be placed on the agenda of the 27th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) scheduled […]

CARICOM Statement on the Establishment of The Haitian Presidential Council

CARICOM Statement on the Establishment of The Haitian Presidential Council

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana) – The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcome the news today of the publication of the decree establishing the Transitional Presidential Council in Haiti. The establishment of the nine-member broad-based, politically inclusive Council signals the possibility of a new beginning for Haiti. CARICOM has supported Haiti, its […]

Remarks by Dr Carla N. Barnett, Secretary-General, CARICOM on the occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the Forty-Sixth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM

Remarks by Dr Carla N. Barnett, Secretary-General, CARICOM on the occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the Forty-Sixth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM

It is a distinct pleasure to address you at this Opening Ceremony of the Forty-Sixth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). I am particularly pleased to welcome you to Georgetown, Guyana, the seat of the CARICOM Secretariat, the Headquarters of the Community, where we have enjoyed the […]

Commonwealth Secretary-General Joins CARICOM Heads of Government for Meeting in Guyana

Commonwealth Secretary-General Joins CARICOM Heads of Government for Meeting in Guyana

By CARICOM | February 26, 2024 A team from the Commonwealth Secretariat, led by the Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, is in Guyana for the 46th Regular Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government. This is part of a series of regional meetings that she is attending in preparation for the Commonwealth […]

CARICOM Development Fund Grants Support to the OECS Global Startup Hub

CARICOM Development Fund Grants Support to the OECS Global Startup Hub

The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission is thrilled to announce its collaboration with the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) for the 2024 cohort of the OECS Global Startup Hub. This partnership will create the opportunity for ten entrepreneurs who qualify to attend the  Draper University five-week Hero Training Program in Silicon Valley. As the […]

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