CARICOM National Consultation Exercise Commences
The 1st CARICOM National Consultation Exercise held by a delegation from the Caribbean Community Secretariat, commenced at the Garraway hotel, today Monday September 23rd.
Today’s topic, featured the consultative process in the member states to develop the five year strategic plan for 2014- 2018 for the public and private sectors.
On Tuesday September 24th, their team will meet with the Honourable Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit and the Cabinet, followed by the leader of the Opposition.
Officer in charge of social development in the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms. Herna Bernard, said in relation to the reform of the community, the heads of government looked at the need to reexamine the future of the community and the arrangements for carrying it forward.
The region has undergone several changes since the establishment of the single market in 2006.
When the single market was launched, the revise treaty of Basseterre did not exist, she said.
CARCIOM Consultant, Glen Wilson, said they have agreed to focus on four aspects.
A presentation on a link between Human and Social Development and Economic Development across priority areas was also conducted.
This included: Food and Agriculture, Economic Growth Development, Regional Security and Energy and the Environment.