Latest News

Caricom welcomes new Barbados PM to regional body

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has welcomed newly appointed Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley to the 15 member regional body.

On Friday, LaRocque, met with the prime minister to update her as lead head of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and to discuss key agenda items for the upcoming Heads of Government Conference in Jamaica.

Congratulating the prime minister on her “resounding victory” at the May 24 General Election, LaRocque said the region was at a very important juncture in its history and said that he was “looking forward to working with her very closely to furthering the regional agenda”.

In response, Mottley thanked the CARICOM secretary general for his warm welcome and added that the Caribbean needed to be more competitive and to have strong regional jurisdictions if it was to secure prosperity, stressing that functional cooperation was important to achieving these developmental goals.

She noted that progress in the Caribbean was often constrained by the confines of regional space and promised that Barbados would continue to pursue regional integration and to advance the cause of the people of the community.

Discussion also focused on having a single domestic space, contingent rights, the Caribbean Court of Justice, cross border relations, regional transportation and telecommunications, public procurement, and issues of small states, among other items.

As a newly-elected Head of Government, Mottley will deliver a keynote address at next month's 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, which gets under way in the western city of Montego Bay from July 4 to 6.

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT