Trinidad and Tobago to Host Special CSME Meeting in December

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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, OPM:  Trinidad and Tobago will host a Special Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from December 3-4, 2018 which will focus on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).  The regional initiative is the sole item for discussion on the agenda at the two-day meeting in Port of Spain.

Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley informed CARICOM leaders in July at the 39th Regular Meeting of the Heads of Government in Jamaica that Trinidad and Tobago is available to host this special meeting.

At the 38th Regular Meeting of the Heads of Government in Grenada in July 2017 Dr Rowley requested that a special meeting should be convened to treat with this matter. It was during Dr Rowley’s maiden address to the Conference at the opening of the 37th Meeting of the Heads of Government in July 2016 in Guyana that he urged regional leaders to return the CSME to CARICOM’s “active agenda”.

The Prime Minister continues to lead the charge for a sustained focus on the CSME. He has urged his counterparts to work towards its implementation as it is remains important to the overall development and progress of the region.

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