Roosevelt Skerrit reflects on CARICOM’s 2023 achievements and challenges

December 23, 2023  -Outgoing CARICOM Chairman, Roosevelt Skerrit, has emphasized the significance of unity as the key to making a substantial impact on the local, regional, and international levels.

In his recent statement, the Dominican Prime Minister highlighted the progress made by the region in advancing the cause of integration.

Progress in integration

Skerrit underscored the pivotal decisions made during the 45th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government.

These decisions include a concerted effort to promote the free movement of all CARICOM nationals and the advancement of measures to establish a regional capital market.

These initiatives were accompanied by necessary amendments to the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.

25 by 2025 food security initiative

Regarding the “25 by 2025” food security initiative, Skerrit pointed out its accelerated momentum.

Several Member States have taken significant strides in reducing their food import bills and enhancing food and nutrition security.

This initiative reflects CARICOM’s commitment to sustainable agriculture and self-sufficiency in food production.

Humanitarian efforts and energy transition

Skerrit also acknowledged CARICOM’s involvement in addressing the challenges faced by Haiti. The region has been actively working to provide assistance and support to the Haitian people during their time of need.

Furthermore, CARICOM has shown determination in transitioning towards renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency.

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