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Jamaica isn't CARICOM lead

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 7:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Editorials in both our major newspapers have more than once incorrectly asserted that Jamaica has lead responsibility in CARICOM for external relations.

Jamaica's assignment within the CARICOM quasi-Cabinet is for external trade negotiations. No head of government has been given responsibility for external relations. This is the remit of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations, which comprises the foreign ministers of all member states.

BRUCE GOLDING

Former Prime Minister