Honourable Premier Donaldson Romeo Attends ‘39th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Jamaica This Week
Honourable Premier Donaldson Romeo will be attending the ‘39th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Montego Bay, Jamaica, this week.
The July 4th to 6th Conference brings together Heads from CARICOM and Associate Member States, to discuss a number of relevant matters of importance for the Caribbean community.
One of the key agenda items is the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), and how to make it more effective.
Building Resilience, specifically as it relates to disaster mitigation in CARICOM in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as a draft declaration on climate change are other critical agenda items slotted in for discussion.
The draft declaration on climate change was requested by the Council for Foreign and Community Relations
The CARICOM heads will also deliberate on security and boarder issues, the report on the marijuana commission, matters related to the Caribbean Court of Justice and a CARICOM Regional strategy for the development of statistics.
The Conference of Heads of Government meeting also includes the ‘24th Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub Committee (PMSC) On External Economic Negotiations’ to be held on Thursday, July 5th.
During this meeting, the PMSC will receive an overview of the regional and global developments relevant to CARICOM’s external trade agenda. There will also be discussions on future trade relations with the United Kingdom post Brexit.
Premier Romeo will be accompanied by the Deputy Financial Secretary, Phillip Chambers.