Jamaica’s Prime Minister Mr Andrew Holness on Friday signed three Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Agreements during the 39th Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The agreements signed were the:
Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement as an organ of the Community and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community.
The Revised Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) which seeks to update the CXC’s legal structure in light of subsequent organisational practices, recent market developments and current needs, with particular emphasis on accommodating requests from additional territories and institutions to join or otherwise participate in the CXC, and
The CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty which simplifies the procedures of returning fugitives to the country where charges have been laid.
The Signing was witnessed by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Kamina Johnson Smith and Chef de Cabinet, CARICOM Scretariat Ms Charmaine Atkinson-Jordan