CARICOM – Africa Summit to become annual event

The historic Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-Africa Summit which was held recently will become an annual event, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

He made the announcement during his weekly talk show on the weekend.

The virtual event which was held on September 7th was hosted by Kenya under the theme ‘Unity Across Continents and Oceans: Opportunities for Deepening Integration’.

.“There was this historic summit which brought the leaders of Africa and the Caribbean together,” the Prime Minister said. “And one of the decisions which came out of the summit is to have an annual meeting of Heads of State and government of CARICOM and Africa.”

He continued, “And this is an occasion we have been seeking to have for a very long time and for some reason or the other it never materialized and so,  we happy that finally it was materialized and we look forward to putting structures in place to allow for greater collaboration and cooperation between the Caribbean and Africa.”

According to Skerrit there has been tremendous enthusiasm and excitement among Caribbean people about this exchange between CARICOM and African leaders.

During the meeting, Heads of State and Government of CARICOM and Africa committed to strengthen collaboration and unity and to foster increased trade, investment and people-to-people engagement between the two regions.

 His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, Chair of the Organisation of African Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) presided over the summit.

The summit follows a series of visits between the leaders of CARICOM and Africa, including the visits by President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, and President Kenyatta to the Region in 2019; a reciprocal visit to Kenya by Barbados Prime Minister, the Hon. Mia Mottley, also in 2019,; as well as visits to Namibia and South Africa by Jamaica Prime Minister, the Hon. Andrew Holness in 2018 and Kenya in 2019; and a visit to Ghana by Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, in 2020.

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6 Comments

  1. Africa to teh World
    September 18, 2021

    Finally, these black leaders who for one reason or the other thought they were white or white leaning appears to be learning. Look how long rastas have been telling them to look to Africa. Was the Rastafari community represented in those meetings?

    There need to be a space for rastar fari or it will end up being, well lets just say, less than desirable.

  2. Just asking
    September 16, 2021

    I agree with you. Those nice innocent looking white people bring us to England and America, and this is how we repay them? by getting together making efforts to one day be independent from them? That disgust me too.

    • Just asking
      September 17, 2021

      That’s in response to channel1 (first comment below). Smdh

  3. Ibo France
    September 16, 2021

    The meeting between countries of our Mother Land and CARICOM was of good symbolic importance. Let’s now look to see if anything positive will materialise.

    My reason for doubts is simply this. The countries of these two region are heavily indebted and in bad economic shape. How much support and assistance they can give each other is highly questionable.

    • Yes Africa
      September 18, 2021

      With lots, infinitum supply of raw materials which the owner of the debts needs. You mak ethem pay in gold coins for the gold silver, cobalt – especially cobalt these days, uranium for their nuclear bombs, diamonds for the fancy wives, cocoa for their chocolates, should I go on and on? Ivory, . We will be good working together and with one another.

  4. Channel 1
    September 16, 2021

    Duh. Of course the CARICOM – AFRICA summit will become an annual event.

    That’s all many of these black leaders are good at -> Engaging in repetitive talk-shops to talk copious amounts of vacuousness.

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