Plans for implementation of CARICOM HRD Strategy moving ahead

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Plans for the implementation of CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy continue to move forward with the recent hosting (30 May-1June, 2017) of a Workshop that was geared at outlining specific ways in which the process would be tackled. Human Resource Development professionals gathered in Guyana for the workshop at the Guyana Marriott Hotel in Georgetown.

Check out the video below for the details on the issues that were discussed and some of the strategies that were formulated.


CARICOM Consumers can now transmit complaints live on-line

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Caribbean Community (CARICOM) consumers now have access to the CARREX Online Electronic Platform and the live public portal for providing alerts on dangerous non-foods consumer goods on the markets in all fifteen CARICOM Member States. The platform, which went live recently, can be accessed via

Registered National Contact Points (NCPs) and their alternates, national authorities and economic operators, will be able to transmit notifications on this IT platform. It was developed with assistance under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Economic Integration Programme.

Through the online platform, consumers and consumer organisations will be able to submit complaints about products that may have caused or have the potential to cause harm to them. The facility can also be used by the public to submit complaints electronically to consumer protection agencies on defective products purchased from suppliers in the Community. (more…)

CYA Workshop in Photos!

CARICOM Youth Ambassadors from 13 CARICOM Member States and Associate Member visited Guyana  last week for an Orientation and Capacity Building Workshop. The event was held at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. See photo highlights from the workshop below:


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CARICOM at Expo Astana

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Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States are among exhibitors in the Republic of Kazakhstan participating in Expo Astana from 10 June-10 September, 2017. The theme of the Exposition is ‘Future Energy’.

The Caribbean Plaza comprises CARICOM Member States in a Joint Pavilion. In keeping with the theme of the Exposition, ‘Future Energy’,  those Member States, with a common voice, will showcase to visitors the characteristics of the Caribbean’s natural environment and how the Region faces its energy future. The Caribbean Plaza recognises the key role that energy plays in development and also recognises that alternative and renewable energy sources are key to sustainable growth.

Jamaica to increase marine protected areas, strengthen legislation – UN Oceans Conference told

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Jamaica’s Foreign Minister Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith

“Our common challenges require collective resolution. This is the intent of the Call to Action which this Conference is expected to adopt…Jamaica supports the considerations that have been given to urgent action to strengthen the SAMOA Pathway and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially Goal 14. We call for continued vigilance to address the issues identified as priority concerns and to pursue same on the strength of partnerships at all levels. We are particularly keen for the international community to support capacity-building for SIDs such as Jamaica. There is need to generate pertinent data and information for establishing baselines and to inform decisions; for the transfer of technical skills, ‘know how’ and empowerment to design and implement sustainable development strategies at the national level.”

Jamaica’s Foreign Minister, Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith addressing the UN Oceans Conference at UN Headquarters in New York, Tuesday.

See The Minister’s presentation – VIDEO