DISSEMINATION OF MARITIME SAFETY INFORMATION WORKSHOP
As part of the Project for Strengthening Hydrographic Capacities in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean (FOCAHIMECA), financed with resources from the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) in coordination with the Marine Secretariat of Mexico and the ACS, the DISSEMINATION OF MARITIME SAFETY INFORMATION WORKSHOP was held from 28th to 30th November 2016, in the city of Veracruz, Mexico. This saw the participation of officials from the relevant institutions of the following ACS Member and Associate Member States: Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guyana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname and Sint Maarten.
Representing the ACS was Trade Director, Alberto Duran.
Courtesy Visit by the Ambassador and Honourary Council of Finland to the Secretary General of the ACS
The Ambassador of Finland to the Caribbean and the Plenipotentiary Representative of Finland to the Caribbean Community and to OECS H.E. Jukka Pietikäinen accompanied by the Finland Honorary Council Mr. Troy Garcia paid a Courtesy visit to the Secretary General of the ACS, Ambassador Dr. June Soomer at the Secretariat, today, Wednesday November 30, 2016.
The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) actively participated in the Cancún Forum 2016, which took place in the city of Cancún, Mexico from 17th-18th November, 2016. In the first photo Dr June Soomer, the Secretary General of the ACS, is captured while presenting in the opening panel “Boosting a Strategic Relationship with the Greater Caribbean” alongside Mrs. Carmen Gisela Vergara, Secretary General of the Central American Economic Integration Secretariat (SIECA) and Mr. Andrew McHale, President of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA). The second and third photos highlight the discussions held between the entrepreneurs in attendance within Business matchmaking sessions, as well as the promotion stands of the participating companies. Lastly, the ACS stand at the Cancun Forum, the Secretary General, Dr. Soomer - poses with the Director of Trade, Alberto Duran and the Advisor for Sustainable Tourism, Tanya Amaya Castro and Mrs. Patricia Phillip-Boodoosingh, Conference and Protocol Officer of the ACS.
19th Intersessional Preparatory Meeting of the ACS Ministerial Council convenes in Port of Spain
The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) convened the 19th Intersessional Preparatory Meeting of the ACS Ministerial Council on 11th November 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The Honourable Dennis Moses, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs of the Host country addressed representatives of the Member and Associate Member Countries of the ACS, as well as Founding Observers, Observer Countries and Social Partners during the meeting’s opening ceremony. Also contributing to the panel of speakers were His Excellency Rogelio Sierra Díaz, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in his capacity as Chairman of the Council, who delivered the opening address, followed by Her Excellency Dr. June Soomer, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States, who presented the introductory remarks.