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CARICOM summit starts today in St Vincent

Published:Sunday | March 9, 2014 | 10:49 AM

The 25th Inter-Sessional Summit of CARICOM leaders get underway in St Vincent and the Grenadines today.



During the three-day meeting regional leaders are expected to receive a report on the implication of the Shanique Myrie ruling on the decision-making process of CARICOM. The meeting will also focus on the economic situation facing member states and the region, as well as the CARICOM reform process towards the creation of a five-year strategic plan for growth and development in the region.



Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, who left the island yesterday to attend the meeting, will update her counterparts on the ongoing negotiations for a CARICOM-Canada trade and development agreement, according to the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).



Simpson Miller, who chairs the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on external negotiations, will also provide an update on other external trade issues.



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