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CSME, Security and Climate Change top St. Lucia PM’s agenda at 39th CARICOM Summit, but he’ll also tell fellow leaders in Jamaica:

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‘IT CANNOT BE BUSINESS AS USUAL!’

By Voice Reporter

AS the Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM convened in Montego Bay, Jamaica yesterday, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet expressed plans to have “in-depth discussions with counterparts about the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME), among other concerns.”

That’s the word from the Office of the Prime Minister, which was said in a statement ahead of the meeting that quoted Prime Minister Chastanet as saying that “Saint Lucia is going to this meeting with a clear agenda that it cannot be business as usual.”

Prime Minister Chastanet aims to discuss the fairness of the CSME model as well as areas such as Security and Climate Change,” the statement said.

The summit is taking place from July 4 to 6, under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness.

Heads of Government will meet in Plenary and Caucus today and tomorrow (July 5 and 6) to deliberate on matters of importance to the Caribbean Community, including measures impacting the implementation of CSME, Crime and Security in the Region and emerging geo-political developments which can have an impact on the Region’s growth prospects.

The Saint Lucia delegation also includes Minister with responsibility for External Affairs Sarah Flood-Beaubrun and Saint Lucia’s Ambassador to CARICOM Dr Elma Gene Isaac.

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