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CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)

The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is an enlarged market which  offers: more and better opportunities to produce and sell goods and services and to attract investment; greater economies of scale; increased competitiveness; full employment and improved standards of living for the people of the Caribbean Community.  The ultimate goal of the  CSME is to provide the foundation for growth and development through the creation of a single economic space for the production of competitive goods and services. The CSME is at the heart of CARICOM’s economic integration; and economic integration is one of four pillars on which CARICOM rests in  pursuit of its objectives.Already, the CSME  has had an impact on the lives of citizens and
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Community must pursue people-centred developmental model – CARICOM Commission on the Economy

Posted: 17 July 2019 - Regional News
(Barbados Today) CARICOM has re-established a CARICOM Commission on the Economy, with Special Envoy to the Prime Minister of Barbados on Investment and Financial Services, Professor Avinash Persaud,
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Action Plan In Place For CSME

Posted: 16 July 2019 - Regional News
Barbados Government Information Service) It will be full steam ahead for implementing policies related to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), but with some revised timelines.
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‘The resilience we seek to build must be built within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy’ – CARICOM SG

Posted: 04 July 2019 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat) The 40th Regular Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government, opened on Wednesday evening under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia,
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PM Mottley Meets With Regional Private Sector Last updated Jun 6, 2019

Posted: 06 June 2019 - Regional News
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has underscored the importance of the regional private sector becoming a type of associate institution of CARICOM, saying it would be good for the Caribbean.Ms.
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CARICOM, CASSOS Meet on Regional Transport Matters

Posted: 04 June 2019 - Regional News
Representatives of the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) – a Community Institution – met on Monday, 3 June 2019, at the CARICOM
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CARICOM Chairman speaks out on correspondent banking

Posted: 30 May 2019 - Regional News
WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) —Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris of St Kitts-Nevis, says one of the biggest economic and financial challenges facing
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Rum Producers Bridging Digital Divide

Posted: 30 May 2019 - Regional News
WIRSPA Secretariat, Bridgetown, Barbados – Caribbean rum brands, members of the regional grouping WIRSPA, have appointed a Community Envoy to further support their efforts to promote the
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‘Implementation cannot be a shifting target’ – CARICOM Secretary-General

Posted: 30 April 2019 - Press Releases
Implementation of decisions cannot be a shifting target, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, cautioned on Monday.He was at the time delivering remarks at the opening of the
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CARICOM 48th COTED opens: Takeaways from Secretary-General’s Remarks

Posted: 30 April 2019 - Press Releases
Ambassador Irwin  LaRocque, CARICOM Secretary-General, delivered  remarks at the opening  of the Forty-Eighth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development  (COTED)
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Take care of matters that are important to people – COTED Chair, CARICOM SG

Posted: 29 April 2019 - Regional News
Barbados Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Hon. Sandra Husbands, wants Trade Ministers to take action on matters that will allow the people of the Region to
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CDB grant to help CARICOM Investigate suitability of plantation white sugar for Regional manufacturing

Posted: 04 April 2019 - Regional News
(Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) April 2, 2019, Bridgetown, Barbados – A collaboration between the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) aims to
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Regional Transportation, CSME among matters for CARICOM Heads’ attention

Posted: 22 February 2019 - Press Releases
Enhancing regional air and maritime transportation and further advancing the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) are among matters for deliberation when CARICOM Heads of Government hold their
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Special COTED on transportation matters being held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Posted: 18 February 2019 - Press Releases
A special meeting of the Council or Trade and Economic Development (COTED) focusing on Transportation, will be held Monday in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the
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CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors charting enhanced role

Posted: 06 December 2018 - Press Releases
The CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors is holding its 8th meeting in Guyana, Thursday, with heightened expectations of the group following the ground-breaking Special Meeting of CARICOM Heads of
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ST ANN’S DECLARATION ON CSME

Posted: 04 December 2018 - Press Releases
WE, the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), meeting at Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago 3-4 December, 2018 on the occasion of the 18th Special Meeting of the Conference of
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‘If not now, when’ – Prime Minister Rowley on CSME

Posted: 03 December 2018 - Press Releases
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government were challenged to move the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) forward by Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Honourable Keith
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Caribbean And Brexit: Securing Market Access

Posted: 31 October 2018 - Regional News
By Elizabeth Morgan – The European Union (EU) Summit addressing Brexit held on October 18 has come and gone with no UK withdrawal agreement and no date for another summit. While the EU has
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Secretary General meets with Prime Minister Rowley in advance of CSME Special Meeting

Posted: 30 October 2018 - Press Releases
The upcoming Special Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) will be the focus of a meeting on Thursday between,
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Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019

Posted: 29 October 2018 - Regional News
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has taken steps to accelerate the use of the measures under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The Conference of Heads of Government in July 2017,
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Successful COFAP and CSME Meetings in Barbados

Posted: 06 September 2018 - Press Releases
CARICOM Citizens can rest assured that their leaders are moving with “renewed passion and energy” to make sure that the Community is functioning.This was pointed out by Chairman of
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CSME challenges being addressed at Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee meeting in Barbados

Posted: 05 September 2018 - Regional News
As a sign of the ongoing commitment of CARICOM Heads of Government to make the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) more effective, the body which provides political oversight and strategic
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Issues impacting lives of CARICOM Citizens get attention at COFAP Meeting in Barbados

Posted: 04 September 2018 - Regional News
CARICOM Finance and Planning Ministers were meeting in Barbados Tuesday to advance a number of development initiatives geared towards enhancing the use and operation of the Single Market and
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Barbados PM leads talks with CARICOM Secretariat on CSME

Posted: 27 July 2018 - Press Releases
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the Lead Head of Government in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet with responsibility for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, on Friday held the first of her planned
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Measures to Fast-Track Full Implementation of CSME

Posted: 11 July 2018 - Regional News
(Jamaica Information Service Pres Release) Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)have put measures in place to fast-track the full implementation of the CARICOM Single
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Exploit efficiencies to deliver benefits for the people of CARICOM and to remain relevant

Posted: 06 July 2018 - Press Releases
CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Exploiting efficiencies and opportunities to deliver benefits to the people, was the central chord of
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We must do more and do it more quickly - SG urged CARICOM Heads on CSME

Posted: 05 July 2018 - Press Releases
 (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     As the CARICOM Single Market and Economy returns to Jamaica, its place of induction, for a review, the
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Start with the Single Domestic Space for hassle free travel – PM Mottley

Posted: 04 July 2018 - Regional News
Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Mottley, addressed the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, which opened on 4 July in Montego Bay, Jamaica and reminded of the
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Mottley: Time to act is now

Posted: 04 July 2018 - Regional News
The region’s young people will not wait another ten years nor will they forgive present leaders for procrastination or lack of courage.And Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, told
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CSME in focus as CARICOM Heads of Government meet in Montego Bay

Posted: 04 July 2018 - Regional News
CARICOM leaders head to the scenic Montego Bay, Jamaica, for their Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting. The Meeting will be held 4-6 July at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.As it was, more than two
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CSME necessary; Consultation raises concerns over architecture

Posted: 12 June 2018 - Press Releases
Stakeholders at the just-concluded Stakeholder consultation on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) agree that there is value in, and benefits to be derived from the CSME.The common
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