July 12, 2010

Caricom's diminishing credibility

Rickey Singh

THE 31st regular annual Heads of Government Conference of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) concluded in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Wednesday with a low offering of optimism for the immediate future progress of the now 37-year-old regional economic integration movement

Having initially raised hope midway of the four-day event for a new approach to ensure realistic management appropriate for today’s challenges from the global economic and political crisis, the leaders were to back off by closing time.

Not surprisingly, they adjourned for another “special meeting”, scheduled for September this year when they will consider likely alternative governance models for better management.

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