Prime Minister to raise concerns about CSME, security and climate change at 39th CARICOM Heads of Government Conference

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Prime Minister to raise concerns about CSME, security and climate change at 39th CARICOM Heads of Government Conference
PM Allen Chastanet
PM Allen Chastanet

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – As the Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM convenes in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has expressed plans to have in-depth discussions with counterparts about the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME), among other concerns.

Ahead of the meeting, Prime Minister Chastanet explained that “Saint Lucia is going to this meeting with a clear agenda that it cannot be business as usual.”

Prime Minister Chastanet aims to discuss the fairness of the CSME model as well as areas such as Security and Climate Change.

The Meeting of Heads of CARICOM is taking place from 4 – 6 July 2018, under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Honourable Andrew Holness. The Saint Lucia delegation also includes Minister with responsibility for External Affairs, Honourable Sarah Flood-Beaubrun and Saint Lucia’s Ambassador to CARICOM, Her Excellency Elma Gene Isaac.

Heads of Government will meet in Plenary and Caucus on 5 – 6 July to deliberate on matters of importance to the Caribbean Community, including measures impacting the implementation of CSME, Crime and Security in the Region and emerging geo-political developments which can have an impact on the Region’s growth prospects.

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has 15 Member States – Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, and five Associate Members – Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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  1. John Melvin Compton. born in Saint Vincent on an islet off the coast of Saint Vincent was PM almost without end in Saint Lucian. Today, some members of the elite want this fact hidden under the carpet or brushed aside. There is no quarrel with that.

    David Thompson former PM of Barbados was born in England.

    Catherine of Aragon, born and bred in Spain, wife of Henry the Eighth of England, ruled England whilst Henry was away and at war away in France. She put down a Scottish rebellion against England whilst Henry was in France.

    William Demas of Carifta fame once said, If a cat births kittens in an oven, do you call the kittens bread?

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  2. Based on his review as OECS chair PM Chastanet seems to be among the smarter ones in the region. I hope he pulls St Lucia out of this whole mess that is CARICOM. Very brAVE MAN.

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  3. I am sick of seeing your sorry-ASS-FACE; why did the people put you in POWER, if you are not A ST. Lucian.

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  4. I wish he would have been helping those people use their brains a little bit better, and get beyond their usual chatter and speak sensibly about the massive youth unemployment and underemployment feeding crime throughout the region. They continue to have their priorities inverted.

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