Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman, Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica, has urged a “head on” approach to tackling of complex issues during the Special CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) underway in Trinidad and Tobago.
The two-day meeting, which wraps up later today, is addressing the rate of implementation of the CSME and making sure its benefits are available for CARICOM nationals.
“The issues slated for discussion at this Special Meeting of the Conference are of varying complexity. Some will no doubt evoke different, even conflicting views but we must confront them. We must also tackle ‘head on’ the imperatives if we are to make this important regional integration process deliver on its promise,” Prime Minister Holness said.
The Jamaican leader noted that some leaders had demonstrated their firm commitment to ensure that the CSME regimes not only work for the principal beneficiaries but also their families, through the signature of the Protocol on Contingent Rights, but more was required.