COFCOR considered the matter of the Caribbean Sea and endorsed the proposal for operationalising the Caribbean Sea Commission as a key regional ocean’s governance mechanism. The COFCOR considered a number of initiatives for intensifying action nationally, regionally and internationally for further enhancing the Region’s security. In this context, they considered the forthcoming negotiation of an Arms Trade Treaty to be of special importance and endorsed the Draft CARICOM Declaration on Small Arms and Light Weapons.
Bridgetown, 4 March 2011: Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines are expected to sign Country Assistance Programmes (CAPs) with the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) by early April. The CDF will provide loans and grants totaling US$6, 102,000.00 to Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines will receive a CAP of US$4,210,000.00.
March 2, 2011 -- In noting that there appeared to be a loss in the momentum with regard to the regional integration agenda, Heads of Government agreed there was a need to reassess approaches with a view to determining modalities that would re-energise the Regional Integration endeavour, in accordance with their vision.
CARICOM Secretariat, Guyana -- Feb. 4, 2011 -- Regional and international stakeholders attending the opening ceremony of the high-level Drug Treatment Court training workshop in Montego Bay, Jamaica yesterday (Wednesday, 2 February) gave their full support to the establishment of Drug Treatment Courts (DTCs) within the Caribbean Community.
ST. PAUL, Minn.--Jan. 27, 2011 -- Travelers between participating nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will enjoy faster, hassle-free travel due to a novel border security program designed by 3M Security Systems. CARIPASS, the first multilateral border crossing program in the world, is a voluntary travel card program that provides secure and simple border crossings for citizens and legal residents of ten CARICOM nations.
Port au Prince -- Dec. 29, 2010 -- The Government of Haiti and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) agreed to strengthen Haiti's institutional capacity by harnessing the full support from the Caribbean Community, the Diaspora and the Private Sector.
CARICOM Secretariat, Guyana -- Dec. 20, 2010 -- Australia has committed to providing A$17.5 million to support the Region’s efforts to adapt to climate change and to manage the impacts of natural disasters.
Dec. 1, 2010 -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will soon launch one of the world’s first automated multi-state travel documents (CARIPASS) for use within ten (10) Participating countries of the Community.