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JAMAICA | PM Holness receives report of CARICOM review commission

Featured Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Centre) receives the CARICOM Review Commission Report from former Prime Minister Hon Bruce Golding (Right). Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Kamina Johnson Smith witnessed the hand-over. Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Centre) receives the CARICOM Review Commission Report from former Prime Minister Hon Bruce Golding (Right). Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Kamina Johnson Smith witnessed the hand-over.
KINGSTON,  March 30, 2017 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon (March 30) received the final report from the Caricom Review Commission.

Chairman of the Commission former Prime Minister Bruce Golding presented the report to Prime Minister Holness during a visit to the Office of the Prime Minister.

The Commission comprised 17 members, along with ex-officio and support staff, from a wide cross section of sectors in Jamaica, including business, academia, the private sector and trade union among others.

The Commission met with several stakeholder groups including former Prime Ministers in the Caricom region as well as former Secretaries General of the regional body.

In addition, the Caricom Review Commission held focus group sessions with Jamaicans across several parishes.

Prime Minister Holness and the Cabinet are expected to review the document and its recommendations prior to it being tabled in Parliament.

The Commission began its review last July.

The Commission that started its review last July, was mandated to, among other things, evaluate the effects that Jamaica’s participation in CARICOM has on its economic growth and development; analyze CARICOM’s performance against the goals and objectives outlined in the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and to identify the causes of the shortcomings; assess the value of Jamaica’s membership in CARICOM on its influence in critical international fora and with third state trade and development partners; and  assess whether the CARICOM dispute settlement provisions provide realistic options for settlement of disputes for Jamaica.

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