Expedite full implementation of CSME – CARICOM Chairman

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Chairman of CARICOM, President David Granger addresses the opening ceremony of the Meeting
Chairman of CARICOM, President David Granger addresses the opening ceremony of the Meeting
“The CSME must not be allowed to become a victim of equivocation and procrastination.”- CARICOM Chairman, President David Granger
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must expedite the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

This was the charge President of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger, issued to Heads of Government and delegates at the opening of the Twenty-Eighth Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Georgetown Guyana on Thursday morning.

“Economic cooperation is a fundamental pillar of our Community. The Caribbean, if it is to escape the hazard of economic emasculation in today’s global environment, must expedite the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). We face threats that include dampened demand for our goods and services and distortions in our financial sectors caused by de-risking by international banks.

Lead Head of Government of the CSME, Barbados Prime Minister, the Hon. Freundel Stuart and his Foreign Minister, the Hon Maxine McClean at the opening ceremony
Lead Head of Government with resposibility for the CSME, Barbados Prime Minister, the Hon. Freundel Stuart and his Foreign Minister, the Hon Maxine McClean (left) at the opening ceremony

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Prime Ministers Stuart, Browne arrive in Guyana for Intersessional

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Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Freundel Stuart and Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Gaston Browne landed at the Eugene Correia International Airport, Ogle, earlier this afternoon for the Twenty-Eighth Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM which will be held in Georgetown, Guyana Thursday and Friday.

Prime Minister of Guyana, the Hon. Moses Nagamootoo, greeted the Heads of Government. #28Intersessional #CARICOMHeadsMeet #COCHOG

 

PM Stuart to attend Intersessional Summit

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Prime Minister of Barbados, the Rt. Hon Freundel Stuart.
Prime Minister of Barbados, the Rt. Hon Freundel Stuart.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart arrives in Guyana today to attend the Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), from February 16 to 17.

Following the adoption of the Agenda, Heads of Government are expected to discuss a wide range of issues that are critical to the development of the region, including: Correspondent Banking; Tourism in the Region; the Status of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME); CARIFESTA XIII, which Barbados will host in August this year; Information and Communication Technologies for Development; and Relations with the Dominican Republic.

While in Guyana, Mr. Stuart will sign, on behalf of the Government of Barbados, the Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community, and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community. (more…)

PM Skerrit arrives in Guyana for CARICOM Intersessional Meeting

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PM Skerrit arrives at Ogle

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (second from right) arrived in Guyana on Tuesday night for the Twenty-Eighth Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, which is being hosted under the Chairmanship of President David Granger on February 16-17. Both Heads of Government had on Tuesday attended the opening of the Argyle International Airport in St. Vincent and travelled to Guyana on the same flight. In this Ministry of the Presidency photo, President Granger and Prime Minister Skerrit shortly after their arrival. Also in photo is Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana, the Hon. Carl Greenidge (left).