Meeting of Caribbean Statisticians and Regional Census Coordinating Unit
The 35th meeting of The Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians and the 19th meeting of The Census Coordinating Unit was held today 8th November, 2010, and will be continued until Friday 12th November. This makes history, as this is the first time such a meeting is being held in this CARICOM member state, the Commonwealth of Dominica.
The Caribbean Region continues to make strides in producing statistics that are useful for decision making, moreover identifying specific data assessment relevant to socio-economic planning and management. At the 35th meeting of The Committee of Caribbean Statisticians, goals supported by the CARICOM regional statistics programme are to direct attention to improvement of systems and charting a path for effective data dissemination systems throughout the region. The relevant subject matters to be addressed are the Economy, Finance and Investment, Demography, Environment and Information Technology.
The 19th meeting of the regional census coordinating unit aims to review the status of census activities of countries undertaking the 2010 round of population census.
According to Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite, Deputy Secretary General, CARICOM Community, timely and accurate information are key to development and progress.
Representing the Minister of Finance, The Prime Minister Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit, Honorable Charles Savarin, Minister for National Security, Labour and Immigration, assured the Government’s commitment to the improvement of statistics, in relation to the continued growth of the country, giving Dominica a place on the Global Market. The Honorable Charles Savarin further impressed on the importance of the 2010 census.
This meeting gives evidence of continued collaboration and determination of CARICOM countries for advancement and development of the Region.