CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY MEETING TO TAKE UP OUTSTANDING ISSUES

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President of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger will lead a delegation, including Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Carl B. Greenidge, to the Ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in St. Michael Barbados, Wednesday 5 September.

Matters to be discussed include a stakeholder’s perspective and recommendations for an effective CSME, which will include the Protocol on Contingent Rights, Simplified Administrative Procedures for Movement of Persons, Procedures on the Refusal of Entry of CARICOM Nationals, and the Entitlement of Haitian Nationals to an Automatic Stay of Six Months upon arrival in CARICOM Member States.

Further, the meeting will take into consideration Macro-Economic Support measures, specific key considerations for CSME effectiveness and also addressing non-compliance.

On his expectations of the outcome of the meeting, Minister Greenidge expressed that, “Hopefully, the Member States have been able to move forward and will come to a conclusion on a number of outstanding critical issues.” He further outlined movement of persons as one of importance.

This meeting was preceded by The Sixth Special Meeting of the Council for Finance and Planning.

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