July 7, 2010

Caricom moving on with hope

By Rickey Singh

TODAY’S communiqué from the 31st annual Caribbean Community Summit that concluded last night in Montego Bay is expected to at least offer a glimmer of hope for a plan to introduce a new system of management in the governance of Caricom’s affairs.

Following a caucus session to address a plan of action on governance, there appeared to be consensus that the leaders have finally concurred to arrest the widening cynicism and disenchantment over failures to achieve goals they themselves have initiated.

Having postponed, or rather avoided, addressing the challenge of a new governance system relevant to today’s needs of the regional economic integration movement, the decision to consider a new management structure is expected to also involve the search for a new Secretary General of the now 37-year-old Community.

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