Israel commits to supporting CARICOM development


Plenipotentiary Representative of Israel to CARICOM, Mordehai Amihai-Bivas (left) with Deputy Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan, who received his letter of credence yesterday.


GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday February 25, 2016 – As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) accredits a new Israeli envoy, the Middle-Eastern state has reaffirmed its commitment to assist CARICOM to achieve its ideals.

Mordehai Amihai-Bivas, Plenipotentiary Representative of the State of Israel to CARICOM, said yesterday that CARICOM’s objectives were noble ones that were centered on people: full employment, development, health and education.

“The true success of any nation will be measured by its ability to deliver on these goals, and the Caribbean Community has focused its efforts on helping its members achieve them. Israel has proven successes on all those fronts and is willing to share its experience and know-how with developing nations of the region,” he said at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown.

Describing relations between CARICOM and Israel as “natural”, he noted that through the Israel Agency for International Development Cooperation, dozens of professionals from the region had advanced their training in agriculture, healthcare, education, alternative energy and sustainable development, over the past year.

Israeli would expand that cooperation with entrepreneurial training for young people in four Member States, Amihai-Bivas added.

He acknowledged the existential threat of climate change faced by CARICOM, and noted that small islands states are affected by rising sea-levels, reduced rainfall and strong hurricanes. But he also pointed out that this reality presented a unique opportunity for member states to become leaders in sustainable development.

Amihai-Bivas is the second Israeli Ambassador to be accredited to CARICOM.

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  • Sylvia Baker

    This is really sick. A gang of right wing, fascists is going to support CARICOM. This deranged mob of zionist zealots who commit unspeakable atrocities against Palestinians…this gang of thugs will suport CARICOM development… Wake up Caribbean people! Travel to Israel and see what I’m talking about…but change your skin color to white before you get there!

    • Alan Marsa

      Sorry , but you are either terribly mis-informed, totally uneducated or a pro-terrorist, pro-Islamo-facsist yourself. Israel is the ONLY humanitarian, democracy in the entire Middle-east, the ONLY country in that region that supports equall rights for ALL people regardless or religion, race, creed, or even sexual orientation. Israel sends humanitarian aid to ANY country in need including Muslim countries during natural disasters or conflict. At the present time Israel is smuggling sick & wounded Muslim women & children into Israeli hospitals from the Syrian civil war, Israel was the first humanitarian aid into Haiti after the earthquake & set up the first hospitals, even before America got there !, Israel has been saving Ethiopains (Black) Jews from Africa for decades & resettling them in Israel, Israel is the only nation in the Mid-East that protects ALL religions. Look at Easter celebrations In Israel this week, the ONLY safe place for Christians of all denominations to celebrate. Israell has Arab-Muslims in their Parliament & serving as Mayors, & even Military officers, there are even Arab women officers in the Israeli Army.You are clearly listening only to the women-enslaving, hate- mongering , racist, hard-line, pro-Sharia, fanatic Muslim propaganda.

      • Joan T.

        I think that the writer above has not visited Israel.. Go and see for yourself how the Israelis treat those of other colours and the exclusion of Arabs in the “democracy”.

  • Roger Morris

    Sylvia Baker is on point. These people have the same agenda that’s seen them in issues all over the planet. Committing atrocities against others, then calling you names for talking truth.