Several significant issues related to the Caribbean region are expected to be addressed during the 39th Regular Meeting of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Heads of Government Meeting in St. James, Jamaica in the coming days.
The meeting started on July 4th, the day citizens of the Caribbean celebrate #CARICOMDay, which marks the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas. The Treaty established the 15-member regional bloc, which helped to govern the newly independent Caribbean islands, after the fall of British colonial rule and the West Indian Federation.
Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness, whose country is hosting the 39th Regular Meeting of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Heads of Government at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, urged his colleagues to fulfill their commitment to strengthening the region's Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) Wednesday. READ MORE
Nearly 200 foreign officials are expected to attend the meeting, including the heads of state and other government officials, and their delegations, officials from other regional and hemispheric international bodies and institutions, as well as members of the diplomatic corps, both local and overseas, accredited by CARICOM. READ MORE
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is scheduled to swear in its 3rd President, the Justice Adrian Saunders, on July 4, replacing current president Sir Dennis Byron. READ MORE
They include issues such as economic and social advancement, implementation of the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME), crime, disaster management in the face of climate change and measures to stave climate change are some of the key agenda items to be discussed. READ MORE
Finding ways to best integrate young people into the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will take center-stage at the organization's 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government. READ MORE
One of the key recommendations by the Caricom Regional Commission on Marijuana is to dismantle the mechanism which prohibits its use in its entirety. READ MORE