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First Botswana Ambassador to CARICOM

 Above: Ambassador Bernadette Rathedi By the Caribbean Journal staff The African nation of Botswana has appointed its first-ever Ambassador to the Caribbean Community. Ambassador Bernadette Rathedi was accredited as the country’s first Plenipotentiary Representative to CARICOM in a ceremony in …

CARICOM Announces New Deputy Secretary General

 Above: CARICOM headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM has named Manorma Soeknandan the regional body’s new Deputy Secretary General. Soeknandan, a native of Suriname, succeeds Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite in the role. Soeknandan has previously served as Suriname’s …

CARICOM “Concerned” By Violence, Confrontations in Venezuela

 Above: CARICOM headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM is “concerned” by the recent violent developments in Venezuela, the regional body said in a statement issued on Tuesday. Student-led protests over social and economic conditions in the country …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the Jolly Beach Resort and Spa in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM has officially begun its first-ever regional interfaith conference. The regional conference, which started on Monday at the Jolly Beach Resort and Spa in Antigua, followed …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff The CARICOM Secretariat has begun the process of restructuring, according to Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. The reforms have already been instituted in corporate areas, human resource management, …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff Information and Communication Technology is the new frontier for regional integration in the Caribbean, CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque said in a speech Friday. The Secretary General, who was …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is urging the Dominican Republic to “right the wrong” resulting from the country’s controversial ruling on citizenship. The ruling, which retroactively stripped thousands …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff Is it time for new tactics for CARICOM? As the Caribbean integration movement continues its search for traction, CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque says the regional body is continuing …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor In 2003, Alvin G. Wint – former head of the Department of Management Studies at the University of West Indies, Mona Campus – noted in his book, “Competitiveness in Small Developing Economies: Insights from the Caribbean,” …

 Above: CARICOM Headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Heads of Government will be making Information and Communication Technology a major focus at their next Intercessional meeting, which is slated to take place in February. The announcement was made by …

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Using its strongest language to date, the Caribbean Community issued a stern statement Tuesday condemning the recent Constitutional Court decision in the Dominican Republic that could strip hundreds of …

 Above: CARICOM By the Caribbean Journal staff Felix Gregoire presented his credentials this week as Dominica’s new Ambassador to CARICOM. Gregoire said Dominica was “aware of the importance of the regional integration movement,” at a time when there was what …

 Above: Amiram Magid and Irwin LaRocque (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Israel now has its first-ever ambassador to the Caribbean Community. New Israeli Ambassador Amiram Magid presented his credentials to CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque this week. …

 Above: CARICOM headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff Argentina has named Luis Alberto Martino its first-ever resident Ambassador to the Caribbean Community. Martino presented his letters of credence to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque on Monday. “My country is in …

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada and the CARICOM Development Fund will be signing a $5.83 million agreement on Monday. The pact will be signed by Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell and CARICOM Development Fund CEO Lorne …

 Above: the CARICOM Secretariat in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community issued a statement Thursday expressing concern over the recent citizenship ruling in the Dominican Republic that could leave hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque is calling on CARICOM Member States to make the Caribbean Court of Justice their final court of appeal, if they have not already done …

 Above: CARICOM Headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM and Spain will be cooperating on a $1.1 million regional programme for 2013 to 2014. The project will focus on youth and gender issues, along with youth entrepreneurship, according …