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LONDON — The Caucus of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) High Commissioners in London are planning six days of activities to mark CARICOM Day on Monday, July 4.

Under the theme: ‘Many Nations, One People’, the celebrations, from July 3 to 8, will highlight the 15 nations of CARICOM.

Activities get underway on Sunday, July 3, with a multi-faith thanksgiving service at the St. Peter’s Church in Eaton Square starting at 5:00 p.m. The service will feature traditional music, poetry, dance, and songs representative of the CARICOM countries.

On Tuesday (July 5), a public lecture on: ‘The Caribbean in a Changing Global Environment’, will be held at the London School of Economics, with Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, chairing the proceedings.

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is an organisation of 15 Caribbean countries and dependencies, which was established in 1973 to promote economic integration and co-operation among its members.

Its major activities involve coordinating economic policies and operating as a regional single market; as well as handling regional trade disputes. The Secretariat is based in Georgetown, Guyana.

 

By VIVIENNE SIVA, JIS reporter                

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