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.

Saint Lucia echoes calls for partnerships to achieve sustainable development goals


“We have come together today to work toward making tangible progress, through commitments – local, national, regional and global, to collectively progress the agreed targets under SDG 14.

Our advancement toward these targets must be supported by the best available scientific information and advice. We therefore wish to echo the calls for the forging of appropriate partnerships which result in tangible investments in scientific research, cooperation and knowledge sharing to underpin efforts toward multiple targets.

If we are to leave no one behind we need to engage innovatively on development solutions tailored to the vulnerable and smallest countries.”

St. Lucia’s Minister of Education and Sustainable Development Hon. Gale Rigobert addressing the UN Oceans Government Conference at UN Headquarters, Tuesday.

See the Minister’s presentation – VIDEO

SG LaRocque condemns London attacks

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Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has condemned the attacks in London and has pledged solidarity with the people of the United kingdom.

Please see his full statement on the issue below:


The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) condemns unequivocally the murderous attacks on innocent people in London last Saturday night. These callous and cowardly acts can further no cause and only serve to stiffen resolve in the fight against the purveyors of terror.

The Community stands in solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom whose resilience in the face of adversity is well-chronicled.

CARICOM extends its deep sympathy to the families of the deceased and to the Government and people of the United Kingdom and wishes the injured a full and speedy recovery.