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CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Vincentian Prime Minister

GEORGETOWN, November 17, 2020 - CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves on his historic victory in the General Elections of 5 November 2020.

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BELIZE | CARICOM SG congratulates new Belize Prime Minister

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana - November 17, 2020 - CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRoque has congratulated newly elected Prime Minister of Belize Mr John Briceño and his People’s United Party (PUP) on their comprehensive victory in the country’s 11 November 2020 General Elections.

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CARICOM | COVID-19 Community Spread Bursts CARICOM "Travel Bubble"

MONTEGO BAY,  November 3, 2020 - With a continued increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the CARICOM “travel bubble” has burst, putting paid to the efforts by CARICOM tourism officials  to have a more relaxed travel protocol for nationals from across the Region.

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CARICOM | UN chief says Caribbean is vital to tackling COVID-19, climate change

CARICOM Secretariat, October 30, 2020 - Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres has praised leaders within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for their leadership  in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as they confront shocks to their economies, the tourism sector, trade and remittances.

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CARICOM Communique´: 41st Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, October 31, 2020 - The following is the communique´ issued at the conclusion of the Forty-First Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held by video-conference on 29 October 2020, and chaired by the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves.

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CARICOM Heads to discuss COVID-19 and EU Black listing on Thursday

CARICOM, Guyana, 28 Oct. 2020  -  COVID-19 and its impact on the Caribbean Community as well as the establishment of an associater institution, the CARICOM Private Sector Organization and regional security, will be among matters for consideration by CARICOM Heads of Government when they meet via video-conference on Thursday, 29 October 2020. This Forty-first Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government is expected to examine the health, financial and economic development implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The discussions will follow the Special Emergency Meetings held by the Heads in May, August and September as part of their efforts to harmonise their responses to, and policies on the multifaceted impact of COVID-19.Thursday’s Meeting  which will be held under the chairmanship of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves. will also discuss other major concerns including the the European Union's blacklisting of several CARICOM member statesCARICOM earlier this month issued a Statement condemning the “ongoing unilateral, arbitrary and non-transparent blacklisting strategy employed by the European Union (EU) against CARICOM Member States”.The Statement noted that along with the unprecedented task of staging a post-COVID-19 economic recovery, the CARICOM States now have the added burden of being subjected to the EU’s discriminatory tactics disguised as tax policy and governance.The Heads will have an exchange of views with a Special Guest, the United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Antonio Guterres.Thursday’s Meeting will be held under the chairmanship of current Chairman of CARICOM, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. -30-  

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CARICOM | CARICOM Flays EU for blacklisting member states

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, October 10, 2020 - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has lashed out against the European Union, for continuing its practice of blacklisting member states for arbitrary, non-transparent and flippant reasons.

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CARICOM | Barbados' Ambassador to CARICOM wants work out a solution to CXC dilemma

BRIDGETOWN, October 7, 2020 - Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong, has proposed that a remedial process be quickly settled upon and applied in relation to the declared results of this year’s Caribbean Examinations Council’s exams, in the interest of those 5th and 6th form students across the  region who have been negatively impacted by the controversy.

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