According to Lyndis Harris, the CSME Focal Point for St. Kitts and Nevis, the meetings will serve to focus on the Movement of Skills and the Right of Establishment regimes, as grounded within the CSME.
The free Movement of Skills includes the right of a CARICOM national to seek work or engage in gainful employment without the need to obtain a work permit in that CSME participating CARICOM member state.
According to the trade ministry, the Right of Establishment allows CARICOM nationals the freedom to work as self-employed persons in the CSME.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris indicated that these two rights still need clarification among our key stakeholders, and the meetings will serve to provide increased clarity.
The stakeholder meetings would take the form of a discussion and questions would be answered.
The prime minister would be attending the sessions, along with other representatives from CARICOM and the consulting firm Deloitte.
MiyVue.com has learnt that these meetings form part of a wider series of ongoing outreach exercises commissioned by CARICOM and facilitated by Deloitte through funding from Canada.
Participants have been invited from the public and private sectors to attend meetings on Monday 16March at the Ministry of International Trade.