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CARICOM Delegation Concludes Fact-Finding Mission to Turks and Caicos

 Above: the TCI House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff A CARICOM Ministerial “Fact-Finding Mission” concluded a three-day visit to Turks and Caicos this week. The mission, which was led by Bahamian Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell, had been mandated …

Joe Biden, Haiti’s Michel Martelly Talk Security, Elections in Phone Call

 Above: Joe Biden By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Vice President Joe Biden and Haiti President Michel Martelly held talks by phone on Wednesday, following a meeting between two during Biden’s visit to Trinidad last month. Biden reiterated the …

WTO Director General Urges Greater Integration in the Caribbean

 Above: CARICOM Headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean region needs closer integration, according to Pascal Lamy, director general of the World Trade Organization. Pointing to the history of the region, Lamy said the best way to honour the …

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 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President and CARICOM Chairman Michel Martelly will launch the Caribbean Regional Aid for Trade Strategy in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday. The “Aid For Trade” strategy involves the …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM has begun consultations on a five-year strategic plan for the regional body. The talks began in Barbados on Wednesday, conducted by the Change Facilitation team at the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat. …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Germany and CARICOM will be cooperating on the issue of climate change for the foreseeable future. Climate change, green energy and natural resources management and biodiversity will be the focus of …

 Above: US Vice President Joe Biden and Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: OPM Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Vice President Joe Biden and Haiti President Michel Martelly signed a US-CARICOM Trade and Investment Framework Agreement agreement on …

 Above: the Mount Gay distillery in Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community is “determined” to find a resolution on its ongoing trade dispute with the United States involving rum, the regional body announced last week …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh visited St Lucia this week. The trip included a meeting with St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony, covering “ways and means to strengthen …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Given their proximity to the Eastern Caribbean and particularly St Lucia, the French departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe should be integrated with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States …

 Above: US Attorney General Eric Holder with the delegation (BIS Photo/) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Attorney General Eric Holder hosted a Bahamian delegation in Washington on Friday for high-level talks on national security issues. The delegation included …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly continued his Guyana trip with a working meeting with CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque. The “very productive” meeting …

 Above: the OECS Regional Assembly in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Assembly will hold its first official sitting on Tuesday. The regional assembly, consists of a group of appointed government and opposition Parliamentarians …

 Above: CARICOM headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly begins a three-day visit official visit to the CARICOM Secretariat in Guyana on Wednesday. Martelly took over from St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony as …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT-AU-PRINCE — At the end of last month, former Jamaican Prime Minister PJ Patterson told a meeting of the Rotary Club in Georgetown, Guyana that CARICOM was on life support. The Caribbean must …

 Above: flags at the CARICOM summit in Haiti (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT-AU-PRINCE — The Caribbean Community officially began its summit of regional leadership here Monday, a moment CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque called “historic.” Haiti is hosting the …

 Above: Petion-Ville, Haiti (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Political leaders from across the Caribbean Community have begun arriving in Haiti for the 24th Intersessional CARICOM Meeting of the Heads of Government summit that begins here tomorrow. It …

 Above: CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The relationship between the Caribbean Community and the United States remains strong, despite differences of opinions “from time to time,” CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque said during his …