CARICOM Energy Programme Manager sheds light on phase-out of incandescent bulbs

Listen as Dr. Devon Gardner, Programme Manager, Energy at the CARICOM Secretariat, provides details on the phase-out of the use of incandescent bulb in the Region.

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) earlier this month announced that it would be phasing out the use of incandescent bulbs in the Region. A decision to develop a phase-out programme for the bulbs was taken at a Meeting of CARICOM Energy Ministers. The Meeting was held at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, on 19 April, 2018.


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Caribbean represented at royal wedding

The Caribbean was well represented on Saturday at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, requested a flower from all 53 countries of the Commonwealth embroidered on her veil for the #royalwedding.

Caribbean flowers on the veil

United Kingdom Ambassador to CARICOM, Her Excellency Janet Douglas, tweeted the list of the Caribbean flowers that were featured on the Duchess’veil.

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CARICOM, CDB to host first regional workshop for National Human Resource Development Coordinators

The CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are collaborating to host the first regional workshop aimed at strengthening national capacity to support the 2030 Human Resource Development Strategy (2030 HRDS).

The workshop targets National Coordinators responsible for the coordination, monitoring and reporting associated with the implementation of the Strategy at the national level. It will be held at the Courtyard Marriott in Barbados, May 22-24, 2018. (more…)

CARICOM shares Cuba’s grief over tragic plane crash

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaROcque

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday sent a message of condolence to the President of Cuba  His Excellency Miguel Díaz Canel in the wake of today’s tragic plane crash in Havana.

The Secretary-General’s message reads:

“The Caribbean Community expresses its condolences and its solidarity with the Government and People of the Republic of Cuba following the tragic crash of a plane carrying some 100 passengers shortly after takeoff from the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Friday, 18 May 2018.

The Caribbean Community extends its deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and its sincere wishes for the speedy recovery of those passengers who were injured during this unfortunate aviation accident.

 The People of the Caribbean Community share the grief of the People of Cuba at this moment of national mourning.”