CARICOM Foreign Ministers Meet US Deputy Secretary of State – Vaccines, Climate Change Issues Raised

Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) impressed upon United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman the urgency for the delivery of the second tranche of donations of Pfizer vaccines from the US. The Ministers and Ms Sherman along with Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Brian Nichols held a virtual […]

Knee Deep in a COVID-19 Stricken Economy, Why Should the Caribbean Accelerate Investment in Sustainable Energy?

            By Dr. Gary Jackson, Executive Director, CCREEE Posted: Friday 12 February, 2021 at 12:21 PM During recent interviews on the newly launched Project Preparation Facility (PPF) – established by the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) – the host asked an interesting question: “what kind of […]

Statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

As the world grapples with the challenge of controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned at the current prospect of inequitable access to vaccines to address the pandemic, especially for frontline workers and vulnerable populations. The reality is that small states will find it difficult to compete in the market place […]

Press Release: CARILEC Urges Its Members to Remain Vigilant Notwithstanding the Official ‘Closure’ of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Castries, St. Lucia, December 10th, 2020: The CARILEC membership body throughout the Caribbean Region and beyond, survived the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season with minimal devastation or catastrophic damage.  Current scientific and medical research indicates the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic well into 2021, notwithstanding breakthroughs with the vaccines, and increased frequency and intensity of weather […]

Launching Paris – A CARICOM Moment of Ambition: Snapshots of Member States Nationally Determined Contributions

Several Caribbean Community Member States showcased their ambitions to further address climate change at a CARICOM Moment of Ambition event held on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement, on Friday 11 December 2020. Member States representatives presented highlights of their enhanced National Determined Contributions (NDCs) at the event […]

The CARICOM Private Sector Organisation and the Caribbean Community Sign MOU

The CARICOM Private Sector Organization (CPSO) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), on Thursday 3 December 2020, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which establishes the legal framework for cooperation and collaboration between the Private Sector and the Community, as mandated by the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community. Mr. Gervase Warner, CPSO Chairman, […]

CDF and CCREEE Jointly Launch Sustainable Energy Support Facilities

CDF and CCREEE Jointly Launch Facilities to Support the Development and Financing of Sustainable Energy Projects The CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) and the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) today strengthened their partnership when the two regional institutions jointly launched two facilities intended to support sustainable energy projects within the Caribbean Community […]

Strengthening Disaster Preparedness in the Caribbean: A Reflective Approach

When disasters hit small countries, the effects on individuals, families, and communities last well after the headlines fade. Natural disasters are traumatic, bringing loss of life, dislocation, and violence. In 2019,The devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas’ Grand Bahama and Abaco islands revealed a larger problem: countries with the least responsibility for climate […]

CARICOM Energy Month Launch 2020

Energy Experts Discuss Path to Sustainable, Climate-Resilient Future for the Region Under the theme “A RE-silient Community: Energy at the Centre”, CARICOM Energy Month got underway on 2 November with a virtual regional launch in the form of a panel discussion. The 2020 launch was held by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat’s Energy Unit in collaboration with […]