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No civil society representative yet on CARICOM review committee

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2016 | 7:14 PM
When asked about the omission at a press conference yesterday, Golding said he had no part in choosing the committee members as this was done by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.

Chairman of the CARICOM review committee Bruce Golding says the government has not yet decided which organisation will represent civil society on the committee that will review Jamaica's relationship in the Caribbean community.

The commission, which had its first meeting yesterday, has 18 representatives from sectors such as politics, business and education.

However, there is no member or group from civil society.

When asked about the omission at a press conference yesterday, Golding said he had no part in choosing the committee members as this was done by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.

 

Chairman of CARICOM review commission, Bruce Golding

Golding says the committee has plans to invite members of the public to submit their views to the review commission.

He says this will be done soon and an email address has already been set up to receive submissions from the public.