Regional integration stronger with Cuba, says Trinidad PM


The regional integration movement has become stronger as a result of the relations between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the fourth CARICOM-Cuba Summit in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the host prime minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, said the summit was proof that the vision of the founding fathers who went to Cuba in 1972 had been fulfilled.

Persad-Bissessar said it was the vision of a Caribbean civilisation encompassing Cuba that motivated the four leaders to lift Cuba from the “indignity of isolation”.


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  1. December 9, 2011

    This story warms my heart. Three weeks ago, the students in my International Taxation class staged a symposium entitled “The Future of the International Taxation Regime.” A member of the audience had this question: “Why isn’t Cuba a member of CARICOM?” I’ll forward this news story to the class members; I believe it begins to answer the question asked. Thanks for posting it, Mr. Editor.

  2. Gabriel
    December 9, 2011

    Since after saying that Trinidad & Tobago is not the credit card of the Caribbean, this may be her redemptive speech. I support these sentiments. Cuba is part of the Caribbean Community and must be embraced as such.

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