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CARICOM Readies For Heads of Government Meeting in St Vincent

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community will begin the 25th Intersessional Meeting of its Conference of Heads of Government in St Vincent and the Grenadines next week. The conference, which will be hosted …

Ukraine: CARICOM “Deeply Concerned” By Recent Developments

 Above: the Crimea region of Ukraine By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community is “deeply concerned” by the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the regional grouping said in a statement issued Wednesday. CARICOM said it called on all parties involved …

How Many People Live in the Caribbean?

 By the Caribbean Journal staff How many people live in the Caribbean? It’s a question we’re often asked. And the answer is, well, complicated. That’s because it depends on what geographical area you define as the Caribbean. We culled data …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …