Friday, June 30, 2006 – Outgoing CARICOM chairman and prime minister of
Trinidad and Tobago Honourable Patrick Manning has said he is satisfied with the
progress of the Caribbean Single Market - CSM.
Prime Minister Manning who demits his CARICOM chair on June 30th has singled out
the progress of the CSM and the imminent completion of arrangements for the
Regional Development Fund as two aspects he felt most proud of during his tenure
as CARICOM chairman.
The Trinidad leader further stated that the integration movement was strong and
would intensify with completion of the Single Economy phase of the CARICOM
Single Market and Economy (CSME).
The CARICOM Head shared his perspective on his tenure as CARICOM chairman during
his official visit to Surinam earlier this month, ahead of the 27th Regular
Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the CARICOM Community from
July 3rd to 6th in St. Kitts Nevis.
Prime Minister of St. Kitts Nevis Honourable Denzil Douglas will be the next to
assume the chairmanship of CARICOM.