Caribbean News Now!

About Us Contact Us

Countries/Territories

Jump to your country or territory of interest

Advertise with us

Reach our daily visitors from around the Caribbean and throughout the world. Click here for rates and placements.

Contribute

Submit news and opinion for publication

Subscribe

Click here to receive our daily regional news headlines by email.

Archives

Click here to browse our extensive archives going back to 2004

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here.

Climate Change Watch

The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming. Read the latest news and information here...

Follow Caribbean News Now on Twitter
Connect with Caribbean News Now on Linkedin
Instagram



News from the Caribbean:




Back To Today's News

CARICOM to complete CSME review by March 31
Published on February 21, 2017 Email To Friend    Print Version

hogs_guyana_feb2017.jpg
CARICOM heads of government at their 28th inter-sessional meeting in Georgetown, Guyana

By Kathyann Husbands

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries have a deadline of March 31 to submit comments on the review of the various regimes of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

The review shows the status of implementation, for each country, of the measures intended to bring the CSME into effect.

In an interview at the end of the 28th inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM heads of government in Georgetown, Guyana, Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart explained that the “comprehensive” review had been carried out by the CARICOM Secretariat under his oversight as lead head for the CSME, and as directed by the conference of heads of government last July.

“What the review has done is to highlight all those things that we have achieved, which are many, as well as those things that we have not achieved but can be done once member states implement the necessary legislation, or put other mechanisms in place to make the operation of the CSME more effective in the respective areas,” Stuart noted.

The prime minister observed that, despite various challenges, there was still a “high level of enthusiasm” for the regional integration movement, and a high level of interest in the goal of a CSME.

“I made the point during our presentation to the conference that the CSME is not a destination, it’s a journey, and there will always be work to do. What we want to ensure is that we have a regional integration movement that is alive, and that we’re responding appropriately to the multiple challenges that arise from time to time,” he emphasised.

The heads of government will consider again the progress of the CSME at their next regular meeting, which will be held from July 4 to 6, in St Georges, Grenada. That meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell.

In addition, Stuart disclosed that his delegation had apprised the conference of preparations for CARIFESTA XIII, to be held in Barbados from August 17 to 27; and had also participated actively in the discussions on regional security, correspondent banking, ICT, tourism, CARICOM’s relationship with the United States, and the prospects for the ACP group of countries.
 
Reads: 7571





Click here to receive daily news headlines from Caribbean News Now!




Back...

Comments:

No comments on this topic yet. Be the first one to submit a comment.

Back...

As a result of our comments feature being overtaken in recent weeks by spammers using fake email addresses, producing a large number of bounced verification emails each day, we have reluctantly decided to suspend the comments section until further notice.

Disclaimer
User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment author and are not representative of Caribbean News Now or its staff. Caribbean News Now accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.
Caribbean News Now reserves the right to remove, edit or censor any comments. Any content that is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will not be approved.
Before posting, please refer to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.






Other Headlines:



Regional Sports: