CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting begins tomorrow in Montego Bay, Jamaica


The Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM begins tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Jamaica.

CARICOM SG, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, (left), at the press conference at the Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston, on Monday. Also pictured is Amb. LaRocque’s Adviser, Leonard Robertson (Caricom photo)

As expected, the packed agenda includes discussions on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Heads of Government will also hold discussions on disaster management and building resilience in the Region, and security matters.

According to the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), decisions taken by delegates will be communicated to the public following the event.

This was disclosed by Secretary-General, CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, during a press conference at The Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston on Monday (July 2).

Ambassador LaRocque said CARICOM recognises that “there is need for more information dissemination, and there is need for more data on what we are doing,” hence the need to publish the decisions.

He noted that this move is also in a bid to engage more young persons in developments pertaining to CARICOM.

“Our social media outreach is another important platform for interacting with the youth, but a lot more needs to be done; I recognise that fully,” he said.

The Secretary-General informed that he will also be meeting with CARICOM youth ambassadors to interact with them, an activity he does regularly, JIS said.


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