Speaking this morning at the start of their 18th Special Meeting which is focused on the CSME at the Hilton Hotel in Port of Spain, the host Prime Minster posed the question, “if not now, when; if not us, who?”
The two-day meeting is looking at increasing the rate of implementation of the CSME and making sure the benefits are available for Community nationals. The meeting is being chaired by the current chairman of CARICOM, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness.
The first item on today’s agenda was an engagement between the CARICOM Heads of Government and representatives from the regional Private and Labour sectors. This encounter was the brainchild of the lead Head of Government for the CSME in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley.
At their meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica last July, CARICOM Heads of Government recognised the need to keep focus on the CSME and agreed to have this Special Meeting on that issue.
This Special Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) has been the focus of several meeting between, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley and a number of officials and heads of government including CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; President of Guyana, David Granger, Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell and Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, who is Lead Head of Government with responsibility for the CSME in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet and Chairman of CARICOM, Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
This morning I was happy to greet my colleague Heads and Foreign Ministers and Members of Delegations before the start of the 18th Special Meeting of CARICOM on the CSME in Trinidad. See more photos at: https://t.co/ot9QmBmi1c pic.twitter.com/n0Z5HjOb2I— Mia Amor Mottley (@miaamormottley) December 3, 2018
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