Prime Minister's Press Secretary
Friday, January, 6, 2006 - The Government of Saint Lucia wishes to
reiterate that it is working speedily and resolutely toward full participation
in the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME).
The legislation to give full expression to the CSME through the elimination of
discrimination between Saint Lucians and other CARICOM nationals is currently
before Parliament for consideration and has already gone through its First
Bearing in mind the concerns which have been expressed by the OECS, Saint Lucia
will be working very closely with the other members of the Organisation to
ensure that those concerns are adequately addressed prior to full accession to
While the legislative process is yet to be completed, the Prime Minister of
Saint Lucia will be attending the signing ceremony formalising the establishment
of the CSME later this month in Jamaica.
The Prime Ministerís attendance is intended to serve as a clear statement of
Saint Luciaís commitment.