22nd meeting of Caricom Heads of Social Security convened in Dominica
The lack of information and public awareness has been cited as one of the main barriers confronting Caricom heads, as they continue to make provisions for the Caricom agreement on social security.
This agreement will make it possible for Caricom nationals to move and not lose their right to social protection that social security affords.
This was brought to light by the secretary general of the Inter-American Conference on Social Security (CISS), Dr Gabriel Martinez, at the 22nd meeting of Caricom heads of social security at the Fort YoungHotel on April 11th, 2011.
The meeting which is held annually in a different Caricom member state brings together the directors of the social security organizations within the Caricom sub-grouping to deliberate on pertinent issues affecting the organization.
This year’s meeting was held under the theme; ‘social security – striving for continuous improvement’.
Mrs Janice Jean Jacques Thomas is the director of the Dominica Social Security.
Minister for Information, Telecommunications and Constituency Empowerment, Honorable Ambrose George, who represented the Prime Minister at Monday’s function, said that the government of Dominica welcomes the two-day discussions.
Among the highlights of the meeting was the review and update on the operations of the Caricom agreement on social security, the sharing of administrative and management best practices, and deliberations on international social security matters.