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REGION – CARICOM concerned about situation in Haiti

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Monday said it is “deeply concerned” over the protracted political crisis in Haiti where opposition parties have been staging street demonstrations calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. The Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said it was still awaiting a response from the French-speaking CARICOM member country in […]

New CARICOM/ private sector body formed

A new CARICOM/Caribbean private sector organization has been established to facilitate the planning processes of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and to help with implementing some of the various initiatives under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). This was disclosed by Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong, during a press conference on Thursday at the Ministry of […]

REGIONAL – CARICOM calls for political parties to act responsibly in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti –  The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping, of which Haiti is a member, has called on all political stakeholders in the French-speaking Caribbean Community country to “act responsibly” following deadly demonstrations aimed at forcing President Jovenel Moise of out office. In a brief statement, the 15-member grouping said it is “deeply concerned […]

Trinidad PM to join CARICOM delegation for talks with UN Secretary General

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan. 27, CMC –Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will join a delegation from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in New York on Sunday ahead of a meeting scheduled for Monday with United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres. This comes on the heels of last week’s emergency meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government during which […]


The following Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) – Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago; Foreign Ministers of Grenada and Suriname;, meeting by video-conference on 24 January 2019, issued the following statement. “Heads of Government are following […]

Mia Mottley

CARICOM ‘all in’

More CARICOM people are to be allowed to seek work in fellow member states, while the process for recognizing skilled nationals is to be eased of a major bureaucratic hurdle, as Barbados and its CARICOM neighbours sought to re-affirm their commitment to the vision of free movement and a shared market space. The single market, […]

Barbados Public Sector exposed to Community Public Procurement Notice Board

Approximately 50 public sector officers in Barbados were this week shown processes on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Public Procurement Electronic Notice Board. The engagement was held on Monday and Tuesday and was geared towards assisting the procuring entities across the public sector and state-owned public sector organisations to initiate use of their National Advertising Portal […]

From left, Antigua and Barbuda prime minister Gaston Browne; Prime Minister Mia Mottley; Jamaica prime minister Andrew Holness and CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque.

CARICOM leaders agree to take practical steps

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) officials ended two days of discussions here on Wednesday night confident that the decisions taken would help to lay the groundwork for practical integration. At the end of the Sixth Special Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Finance and Planning (COFAP) and the Ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on […]

Barbados to host CARICOM meetings this week

Barbados will host two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meetings this week, including the sixth Special Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Finance and Planning (COFAP) which opens here tomorrow at 9 a.m. under the chairmanship of Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who has lead responsibility for the […]

Fish business

Diplomats are set to return to the waters between neighbours Trinidad and Tobago – revisiting co-fishing procedures that have proved as elusive as the flying fish stocks trawled by fisherfolk. Barbados’ CARICOM Ambassador-designate David Comissiong has signalled his intention to focus on a protocol for common procedures relating to the arrest of crew, or detention […]

‘Clean hands’

The Mia Mottley administration did not poach or entice Ross University School of Medicine to shift its operations from Dominica to Barbados, the Prime Minister insisted Tuesday. Saying that Barbados’ hands were “clean on this matter”, Mottley said Barbados came into view only when the American-owned medical school decided that returning to Dominica for the […]

TRINIDAD – CCJ President disappointed with reluctance to join court’s appellate jurisdiction

Newly appointed president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Adrian Saunders has expressed disappointment with the reluctance of the government of Trinidad and Tobago to have the institution as its final court of appeal. Saunders told reporters following a special sitting of the court on Friday  that there is need for more public information , […]

Fast-tracking CSME agenda

In Jamaica last week, CARICOM Heads of Government reaffirmed their commitment to the full implementation of a single market and the free movement of people across the region through the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). At the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, held in Montego Bay from […]

Communique – CARICOM Summit

The following is the full text of the Communique issued at the end of the 39th Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit that ended in Jamaica on Friday. OPENING CEREMONY The Opening Ceremony was addressed by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister of […]

PM signs on

Prime Minister Mia Mottley today signed the Caribbean Community Protocol on Contingent Rights on behalf of the people of Barbados. This paves the way for dependents of persons with approved skilled certificates to not only move freely with their loved-ones, but access basic social services. The signing came as CARICOM leaders wrapped up their three-day […]

Haiti welcomes move by Barbados

Haiti’s president Jovenel Moïse has lauded the decision by the Government of the Barbados to lift “all obstacles to the free movement of Haitian nationals on its territory, in accordance with the provisions of Articles 45 and 46 of the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas”. This came during his address to the opening ceremony of the […]

No more business as usual

Crafting a strategy to reposition itself to respond to the “new normal” is one of the key tasks of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). So says Grenada’s prime minister Dr Keith Mitchell. Placing the community at the “centre of global changes”, the prime minister pointed to economic, social and political inequality, climate change and vulnerability that […]