CARICOM Institutions talk CSME Free Movement of Persons

Representatives of regional institutions based in Barbados during the discussions

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat this week engaged regional institutions based in Barbados on the processes for Free Movement of persons under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

Representatives from the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), and the Caribbean Export Development Agency among others met at the CSME Unit of the CARICOM Secretariat in Haggatt Hall yesterday 7 March 2018.

The half-day meeting discussed the right of CARICOM nationals to enter another Member State; the right for 6 months’ automatic stay, the issuing of the CARICOM Skills Certificates, the right of establishment, the provision of services among other areas. The exceptions to such rights and the CARICOM Complaints procedure were also addressed.

Some of the exchanges focused on monitoring CSME implementation and the need for increased advocacy and outreach on the CSME at the national level.

The exercise is part of the Secretariat’s on-going efforts to sensitize persons within the Community on the CSME and regional integration.

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  1. moi moi
    March 13, 2018

    when are we going to stop talking and start doing? what is wrong with us a people? why can’t we do good things for us? how long now we are talking free movement – just wasting time and money? enough with the talk – time to act. To travel to antigua cost a EC$1000 – to travel to the usa is far cheaper.

    we are worse on ourselves than the slave masters. enough!

  2. watchdog
    March 13, 2018

    Dey still talking about that??? Waste of time governments and autocrats……… Years now they talking and talking about that.

    March 13, 2018

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: More cocktail parties :mrgreen:

  4. March 12, 2018

    A set of bloody talk that is not taking us anywhere. For so long am hearing about this CSME. Crap and we still at ground 0 .
    Hassle at port of entry continue. Passport at every port. Some countries don’t like other National in their place. when we will ever get it together. I hope one day.

  5. zandoli
    March 12, 2018

    Another total waste of time. Carribean governments are not committed to any free movement of people within the region. Look no further than how Trinidad treats Jamaicans. I rest my case.

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