CARICOM Summit in Belize discusses global financial crisis

At the 20th Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government on March 13, CARICOM chairman, Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow, discussed the global economic and financial crisis and pointed out its harmful effects on the region. Global crisis was the top issue discussed over the 2 days of business meetings held in Belize City.

According to Barrow, “There is a commitment on the part of everybody to ensure that whatever negative effects may evolve for the Caribbean from this international financial situation, we are determined to put our heads together to solve those problems. We see the financial situation as a Caribbean problem – not the problem of any one country”.

Another important issue under discussion was the pace and progress of the integration movement. Also, crime and violence, and national and regional security in the Caribbean region were discussed at the summit.

Prime Minister Barrow spoke at a press briefing on March 13 evening, where he was accompanied by Prime Ministers of Trinidad & Tobago, Patrick Manning, and St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Denzil Douglas. CARICOM Secretary-General, Edwin Carrington was also there.

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