Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit
Prime Minister, Dominica
Hon. Philip Edward Davis
Prime Minister, Bahamas
Dr Carla N Barnett
The Forty-Fourth (44th) Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) takes place in Nassau, Bahamas, from the 15th – 17th February 2023.
The Meeting will be held under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Honourable Philip Davis.
An Opening Ceremony takes place on the evening of 15 February at Atlantis Bahamas.
The Ceremony will include the presentation of the thirteenth CARICOM Triennial Award for Women, which honours women of distinction in the Caribbean Community.
There will be vibrant Cultural presentations designed to capture the twin celebrations of CARICOM’s 50th Anniversary and The Bahamas’ 50th Anniversary of Independence.
The Forty-Third Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held from 3-5 July 2022 in Paramaribo, Suriname
The CARICOM Triennial Award for Women was established in 1984. With this Award, our community honours Caribbean women who, through their leadership, have made a particular contribution to the socioeconomic and sociocultural development of women in the Region and of Caribbean people as a whole.
This award takes the form of a 15-carat gold pin inscribed with the interlocking Cs of our Community’s logo. Accompanying the pin is a scroll encased in a leather pouch.
"..we look forward to a wider future in which there are enormous possibilities that must not be seen as restricted in the run of history to those that speak English alone, but rather a future that I think is there for those who share the occupation of a region and a joint commitment to human progress. And I’ll remind everybody who is here that this path that we are taking today is a path that the Third World and countries of the Third World must pursue. We must seek our strength in our unity and then we must dedicate that strength to the building of a new life of opportunity and security for our people."
– PM Michael Manley, Jamaica, signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago, 4 July 1973