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STATEMENT ISSUED BY EDWIN W. CARRINGTON ON THE PASSING OF LLOYD ALGERNON BEST

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     It is with a sense of profound loss and deep personal sadness that I have received the news of the passing of one of the Caribbean’s greatest sons, Lloyd Algernon Best, OCC.
 
When Mr Best was awarded the Order of the Caribbean Community (OCC) in 2003 at the Fourteenth Inter-Sessional Meeting of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community in his native Trinidad and Tobago, his citation included the following description:
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ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR ST. LUCIA JAZZ IN MAY

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (March 22, 2007) – All systems are go for the 16th annual St. Lucia Jazz Festival, to be produced by the St. Lucia Tourist Board from May 4 to 13, 2007, says newly appointed Minister of Tourism, Senator Allen Chastanet.
      
"St. Lucia Jazz is shaping up just great," said Minister Chastanet, whose team is finalising arrangements for both the main stage at Pigeon Island and throughout local villages for the month of May. "
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CARICOM GEARS UP TO MARK 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ...

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     On Sunday, March 25, 2007 at exactly 12:00 noon, Eastern Caribbean Time, the Caribbean Community will pause for at least one minute of silence in honour of those who died in the Middle Passage and in resistance to slavery, as the Community marks the beginning of the 200th Anniversary year of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
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MESSAGE FROM EDWIN CARRINGTON ON DEATH OF GEORGE JOHN

Condolence Message from H.E.  Edwin. W. Carrington, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, on the death of George John, Caribbean Journalist extraordinaire.

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     It is with deep sadness that the CARICOM Secretariat learnt of the passing of George John, Caribbean journalist extraordinaire.
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SURINAME YOUTH WANT MORE EDUCATION ON THE CSME

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Young people between the ages of 14 – 25 across the Caribbean have at least one thing in common – they have big dreams and aspirations not just for themselves, but also for the future of the Caribbean Community as a safe and secure environment in which Caribbean Youth are empowered to participate and to achieve, as they assert themselves in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).
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