Outgoing CARICOM chairman says integration process derailed by global crisis

Outgoing CARICOM Chairman Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the wheels on integration had been slowed by the economic crisis.

He told CARICOM’s Annual Anniversary Summit in Montego Bay that several countries were in survival mode.

“As a result, certain initiatives which CARICOM and its related organs began pursuing multilaterally, have become excessively demanding and may have to be revisited in keeping with global trends,” he said.

He said CARICOM and regional unity are two topics that have generated an industry of independent writers, journalists, many of whom despite the realities of our political and economic history are still under the illusion that there is some magic wand to be raised that will bring full economic and political union overnight.

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  1. Grand Bayrian
    July 5, 2010

    I see why Prime Minister, Hon.Gonsalves of St. vincent thinks we are lacking leadership in the Caribbean. Caribbean leaders always coming up with an excuse why things fails; Caribbean laeders need to take responsibility for not leading the People in the Caribbean. There are too many chiefs not enough Indians.

  2. only
    July 5, 2010

    Every country is in survival mode and it is survival against the globalist bankers. When countries refuse to have nothing to do with the IMF, then it weakens the IMF. Look at Iceland who is fighting back as opposed to Greece that is being torn apart and sold off.

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