CARICOM and Italy strengthen ties

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (right) receives Letter of Accreditation from  Italy’s Ambassador to CARICOM His Excellency Silvio Mignano
CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (right) receives Letter of Accreditation from Italy’s Ambassador to CARICOM His Excellency Silvio Mignano

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Italy continued on the path of stronger relations on Wednesday as the new Italian Ambassador to the Community presented his credentials at the Secretariat’s Georgetown, Guyana headquarters.

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque received the letters of credence from His Excellency Silvio Mignano who is based in Caracas, Venezuela.

Both men emphasised the strength of the friendship between the Community and Italy and Ambassador Mignano observed that there were similarities, particularly of lifestyle, between the region and his country.

Ambassador LaRocque expressed his pleasure at the Italian envoy joining the CARICOM family and cited the long history of co-operation between that country and the Community. He also took the opportunity to remind the Ambassador of the unjust blacklisting by Italy of some CARICOM Member States as non-co-operative tax jurisdictions. He expressed the hope that this issue would be rectified urgently given the adverse effect such an action was having on the economic and banking sectors in the Community.

Wednesday’s ceremony came in the wake of the signing of two co-operation documents between the Community and Italy last month during the COP 21 in Paris, France. A memorandum of understanding to establish mechanisms for cooperation in 13 socio-economic fields was signed by Ambassador LaRocque and Italy’s Special Envoy for the Countries of the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi. CARICOM and Italy also signed a pact to start a five-year program worth six million euros to help Caribbean countries mitigate the negative impact of climate change. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) signed on behalf of the Region.

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3 Comments

  1. Floridian diaspora
    January 21, 2016

    What’s in it for Dominica? We’re not interested in learning how to speak Italian so get lost. This is nothing more than a behind the scenes move that is spearheaded by the pope. For those of you who don’t know, the New World Order is in full swing. This might appear as a political gesture but there’s more to it than that. The Illuminati is on the move. Before establishing themselves spiritually, they make political inroads. This is how they usually operate. When you all hear the word Italy you need to be wear. Don’t let this six million euros to help Caribbean countries mitigate the negative impact of climate change fool you. Thank you but no thank you. This climate change A.K.A. El Niño is nothing more than a myth. The weather patterns around the world are purposefully manipulated by the governments of advanced countries. My comment is not off base; I fool you not! What I speak of is true! Do some research and don’t google stuff because the illuminati controls that too.

    • Tench Straang
      January 21, 2016

      Excellent post my friend!! Thank you so much and Dominica News Online, you are a truly great newspaper for publishing this post. Thank you too!

  2. Patricia Kempton-Bowles
    January 21, 2016

    The dead leading the nearly dead :). The is currently a run on one of Italy’s major banks – see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/12111265/Is-Italy-the-next-Greece.html

    The country is on the verge of a China syndrome default. Pizza is the only good thing coming from Italy these days :)

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