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Dominica: PM Skerrit to chair 3-day CARICOM meeting focusing key issues across Caribbean

NewsDominica: PM Skerrit to chair 3-day CARICOM meeting focusing key issues across Caribbean

The Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, on earlier Sunday has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago ahead of the 45th Regular Conference of Heads of the CARICOM.

He went straight to work as he take part in briefing led by CARICOM Secretary General, Dr Carla Barnett, preparing for the conference that is taking place from July 3-5, 2023.

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During the conference, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit will be chairing the three-day meeting with focusing on trade negotiations, regional security, agriculture and food security, climate change as well as the climate finance and the Caribbean Single Market and Economy.

The following information has been shared by the Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit through his official social media handle. Along with this, he has also shared the glimpses of the above mentioned. PM Skerrit will be assuming the Chairmanship of the CARICOM Community during the 45th Regular Conference.

It is to be noted that, on Saturday, June 30, 2023, PM Skerrit extended congratulations to the fellow CARICOM leaders as it is going to mark its 50th anniversary on August 1, 2023.

Considerably, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, is the incoming chairman of the CARICOM. While extending the message, Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit has also pointed towards the history of the establishing of CARICOM. Noting to which, it said that, “Established in 1973 by the Treaty of Sagaramus in Trinidad and Tobago, the CARICOM community aimed to create a shared space for territories to work together towards economic integration and sustainable prosperity. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, it is important to reflect on our achievements and assess whether we have remained true to the ideals of this institution’s founders.”

He also assured of focusing on advancing of the free movement of skills, resilience, regional travel, health, and education. Noting to which, he said that, “Through different forums and various mediums, I look forward to engaging regional stakeholders to set goals for the next 50 years. CARICOM has served this region well, and I urge us all to mark this occasion with pride and gratitude and to look ahead with enthusiasm to another 50 years of stability, security, and progress for all.”

 

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