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CARICOM | Statement by outgoing Chair of CARICOM, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves

GEORGETOWN, December 31, 2020 - The following is the end of year statement by the outgoing chairman of  the Caribbean Community, CARICOM, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, as he turns over the reigns of leadership to his successor, Prime Minister Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago.

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CARICOM | Trinidad's Rowley is New CARICOM Chair

MONTEGO BAY, January 1, 2021 - Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Keith Rowley is the new Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). He takes over the portfolio from St. Vincent and the Grenadines prime minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves who served as regional Chair for the past six months.

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BAHAMAS delisted but EU criticised as discrimanatory and arbitrary

NASSAU, Bahamas  Dec 21, 2020  - While the government of the Bahamas is breathing a sigh of relief that the country has been removed from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) grey list of nations under Increased Monitoring for money laundering, many are considering the delisting with great scepticism.

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CARICOM | Balancing Health, Safety and Economics main feature of 2020

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, December 18, 2020 - CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque says a main feature of the CARICOM Community during 2020, has been the delicate balance of ensuring the health and safety of the citizens of the Community on the one hand, while facilitating economic activities on the other. 

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CARICOM | Seventh CARICOM/CUBA Summit takes place December 8

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, December 8, 2020 – The Seventh Summit of Heads of State and Government of the CARICOM-CUBA mechanism takes place December 8 by way of tele-conference in light of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all countries within the Region.

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CARICOM asks probing questions at UNGA Special Session on COVID-19

On December 3 and 4, some 155 presidents and prime ministers participated in a Special Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, to discuss the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the UN response to the pandemic. The meeting was held simultaneously via electronic platforms for heads of state and government and foreign ministers, while ambassadors and diplomats attended in person.

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GUYANA | AG says no to visa free entry for Haitians, Walton Desir disagrees

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, December 5, 2020 - Guyana’s Attorney General Anil Nandlall says Haitians are not entitled to visa free entry to Guyana or consideration under sections of the Fundamental Rights provisions of Guyana’s constitution as Haiti has not signed onto the free movement aspect of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME).

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CARICOM Private Sector Organization and the Caribbean Community Sign MOU

GEORGETOWN, Turkeyen, Guyana, Friday, 4 December 2020  -  The CARICOM Private Sector Organization (CPSO) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which establishes the legal framework for cooperation and collaboration between the Private Sector and the Community, as mandated by the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community. Mr. Gervase Warner, CPSO Chairman, and President and CEO of the MASSY Group, and Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General, CARICOM signed the MOU.

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