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Montevideo, July 18th 2024 - 01:20 UTC

Tag: Caricom

  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Caricom joins forces to tackle arms trade

    The illicit firearms trade fuels other criminal activities, Caricom agreed

    Dignitaries of Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries have signed the first-ever international treaty to regulate the trade of conventional weapons and promote peace by preventing the illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons in the region.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 21:42 UTC

    Haitian parties give thumbs down to Transitional Council

    The decree distorted previous agreements, it was argued. In the meantime, Henry remains as Prime Minister

    Haiti's political movements expressed their rejection during the weekend of last Friday's decree calling for the establishment of a Presidential Transitional Council published Government in the Official Gazette known as Le Moniteur. The mechanism had been devised to restore constitutional order in the Caribbean country where there has been no president since the July 7, 2021, murder of Jovenel Moïse in Port-au-Prince by a mercenary commando of mostly Colombian nationals.

  • Wednesday, March 27th 2024 - 18:58 UTC

    No end in sight for Haiti's crisis

    Some Haitians already believe it is time to move on to Plan B as creating a council to then hold presidential elections does not seem to work

    Gangs such as the one led by former Haitian Police officer gone rogue Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherisier have upped their grip on Port-au-Prince, further sinking the country's capital into chaos and deprivation, it was reported after attacks began on Monday and continued through Tuesday.

  • Saturday, March 9th 2024 - 09:38 UTC

    Caricom deeply involved in finding solution to Haiti's crisis

    Caricom has a “responsibility to do everything we can,” Ali said

    As Haiti's future looks more uncertain by the hour with Prime Minister Ariel Henry unable to return to the country and gang leader Jimmy “Barbecue” Chérizier technically ruling in parts of Por-au-Prince, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) is seeking to play a leading role in the solution to the problem, it was reported in Georgetown, where Guyanese President Irfaan Ali holds the group's rotating chair.

  • Tuesday, December 12th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Essequibo conflict: Brazil sending observer to Maduro-Ali meeting

    Celso Amorim, Lula's advisor on international affairs, will be representing Brazil next Thursday in St Vincent and the Grenadines

    The Brazilian Government of President Luiz Inácio Lula a Silva shall be sending a delegation headed by former Foreign Minister and current presidential advisor on international affairs Celso Amorim to Thursday's meeting between the leaders of Guyana and Venezuelan in St Vincent and the Grenadines to discuss the Guiana Essequiba issue, it was reported in Brasilia.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 15:41 UTC

    Guyana: Former slave-owning British PM family apologies not enough

    Charles Gladstone called on the United Kingdom to hold talks with CARICOM on reparations (AP Photo)

    Activists were not entirely satisfied with Friday's apology speech by a descendant of former British Prime Minister and slave exploiter/trader William Gladstone at the University of Guyana and insisted reparations worth around US$ 1.2 trillion were due as messages along the lines of “our ancestors deserve real justice” became rife.

  • Thursday, July 6th 2023 - 08:09 UTC

    Free movement of people within Caricom by early 2024?

    Caricom's founding Treaty of Chaguaramas will be amended for this purpose, Mottley said

    The Caribbean Community (Caricom) will allow the free movement of people within the single market by early 2024, Dominica's Prime Minister and incoming pro tempore president of the alliance Roosevelt Skerrit announced Wednesday in Port of Spain.

  • Thursday, May 26th 2022 - 09:57 UTC

    Caricom calls for inclusive Summit of the Americas

    Briceño admitted Washington was pushing for the regional organization to fully support the summit

    Countries and territories belonging to the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Wednesday called for the June 6-10 IX Summit of the Americas to be held in Los Angeles to be an inclusive event that brings the hemisphere together.

  • Monday, May 9th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Puebla Group supports Caricom-sponsored boycott to Summit of the Americas

    Sanders said Caricom countries would not participate if Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela not invited

    Leaders of the Puebla Group have expressed their support to Caricom's petition not to be sidelined from the upcoming Summit of the Americas to be held in Los Angeles in June.

  • Saturday, January 29th 2022 - 10:00 UTC

    Duque wants Caricom to be of help in cases of natural disasters

    “We have worked hand in hand with you to strengthen multilateralism,” Duque underlined

    Colombian President Iván Duque Friday announced his intention to create a Regional Solidarity Fund, in order to serve the population in terms of health and in case of natural disasters. He made those remarks at the II Ministerial Summit of the Caribbean Community in Barranquilla.