Grenada Broadcasting Network

24th July 2024




The new CARICOM Chair says there is a need to rekindle the founding vision for regional integration in terms of its scale of ambition and speed of consolidation.

Prime Minister of Belize John Brecino says there is now revitalized need to look inward for the solutions to satisfy the development, aspirations of the Caribbean people while strengthening engagement externally.

It is not because of romantic nostalgia but to remind Caribbean leaders of their roots deeply ingrained in regional integration.

New CARICOM Chair and Prime Minister of Belize John Breciño while noting that integration is the instrument by which the Caribbean Community has committed to advance its development says for small states integration is the only modality.

The CARICOM Chair says regional integration is now imperative for the recovery process for the Caribbean

Thus Prime Minister Breciño notes the spirit of solidarity and cooperation plus the steely commitment to integration as seen in the Grand Anse and Rose Hall declarations must be rekindled.

With an uncertain future, the Caribbean leader impresses that the region’s common destiny compels the Caribbean Community to walk boldly united but not limited to a new regional agenda.

Calling on his colleague heads of governments and other leaders, the CARICOM Chair says there is a need to redouble efforts to complete the removal of the remaining barriers to inter-regional trade and give full effect to Caribbean Single Market and Economy.

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