July 3, 2009

P.J. Patterson calls for a Caricom Executive Mechanism

Remarks at the Conferment of the Order of Caribbean Community at the 30th Caricom Heads of Government Conference, July 2, 2009

The greatest threat to the credibility of CARICOM lies squarely in the failure to implement solemn declarations and decisions made Conference after Conference. Surely mature regionalism will remain a pipe dream unless  authority is vested in an executive mechanism which is charged with full time responsibility for ensuring the implementation within a specified timeframe of the critical decisions taken by Heads or other designated organs of the Community.

For how much longer can a final decision be postponed on upgrading the institutional machinery if the Community is not to become comatose? Click here for Patterson speech 

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