MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica- The Thirty-ninth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was inaugurated at the Convention Center in this city, and its first day was mainly focused on the implementation of the Economy and Common Market (CSME), among other topics.
In addition, the Conference welcomed the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, elected in the general election last May 24, and welcomed the re-election of the prime ministers of Grenada, Keith Mitchell, and Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne.
Over the course of the three-day meeting, the Caribbean leaders will address critical issues of impact on the region’s economic and social development. Key points of the agenda include the strategy for security against crime and violence, the confrontation of disasters and climate change and the implementation of CSME.
In today’s sessions, the heads of Government will discuss a report by the Committee of Analysis of Jamaica Relations on the infrastructure of CARICOM and the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM), which also mentions the status of CSME against some decisions taken to advance this program.
Taken from Radio Rebelde