Barbados PM to meet with CARICOM Secretary General on CSME


Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley will continue to push for the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) later this week, when she holds another round of talks with CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in Barbados.

Discussions on Friday are expected to focus on the key CSME matters to be addressed at forthcoming meetings of the Council for Finance and Planning, and the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CSME, which will be held in Barbados in September.

The Special Meeting of the Conference on CSME will take place in Trinidad in November.

During the closed-door talks, which will also be attended by some members of Mottley’s cabinet, the prime minister and Secretary-General LaRocque are expected to outline how resources can be mobilized across the Community to advance these initiatives.

During the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, it was noted that Mottley, who has lead responsibility for the CSME, will meet on a monthly basis with the CARICOM Secretariat to advance the regime.

Ambassador LaRocque will be accompanied by Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic Development, Joseph Cox; Adviser, Single Market and Sectoral Programmes, Desiree Field-Ridley; Director, Single Market and Sectoral Programmes, Richard Brown; and Officer-in-Charge of the CSME Unit in Barbados, Gladys Young.

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