Trinidad to host Caricom Fiftieth anniversary celebrations

Trinidad and Tobago will host the Fiftieth-anniversary celebrations of the Caribbean Neighborhood (Caricom) that coincide with the annual summit to be held in July this 12 months.

Knowledgeable sources advised the Caribbean Media Company (CMC) that Dominica was initially scheduled to host the July 3-6 summit, however has requested for Port of Spain to be the venue.

In response to the sources, the Roosevelt Skerrit authorities is of the opinion that Trinidad and Tobago ought to host the Fiftieth-anniversary celebrations on condition that the Treaty of Chaguaramas, which governs the 15-member regional integration grouping, was signed in Chaguaramas, west of Port of Spain, on July 4, 1973.

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The treaty is a juridical hybrid consisting of the Caribbean Neighborhood as a separate authorized entity from the Widespread Market which had its discrete authorized character. It was signed by Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago and got here into impact on August 1, 1973.

The Revised Treaty, establishing the Caribbean Neighborhood, together with the Caricom Single Market and Financial system (CSME) was signed within the Bahamas on July 5, 2001, and supplies inter alia, for integration of efforts in financial issues, co-ordination of overseas insurance policies and useful cooperation in an inventory of areas together with labor administration and industrial relations and social safety amongst subscribing states.

It got here into impact on January 1, 2006.

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The supply advised CMC that Trinidad and Tobago has since appointed its Overseas and Caricom Affairs Minister, Dr Amery Browne, to move the committee planning the Fiftieth-anniversary occasion.

At their final summit within the Bahamas final month, Caricom leaders acknowledged {that a} Fiftieth anniversary is “a really special day for any group.

They mirrored that for the Caribbean Neighborhood, marking the event ought to have a twin goal. First, it must be a time for evaluate, reflection, reform and renewal, when it comes to trying again on the final fifty years and strategizing for the subsequent fifty.

“Second, it ought to function a chance for your entire Neighborhood to have a good time in recognition of the achievements to this point,” based on the communique issued in Nassau.

It mentioned in that regard, the regional leaders “thought of proposals for the Caricom Fiftieth Anniversary Celebrations and agreed on the necessity to develop and implement actions on the nationwide and regional ranges in celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Caricom”.

The regional leaders are anticipated to obtain an replace on their matter once they collect in Port of Spain on April 17-18 for Caricom Regional Symposium addressing crime and violence as a public well being situation.


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