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CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)

The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is an enlarged market which  offers: more and better opportunities to produce and sell goods and services and to attract investment; greater economies of scale; increased competitiveness; full employment and improved standards of living for the people of the Caribbean Community.  The ultimate goal of the  CSME is to provide the foundation for growth and development through the creation of a single economic space for the production of competitive goods and services. The CSME is at the heart of CARICOM’s economic integration; and economic integration is one of four pillars on which CARICOM rests in  pursuit of its objectives.Already, the CSME  has had an impact on the lives of citizens and
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CSME Training for Saint Lucia’s Secondary School Teachers

Posted: 02 December 2016 - Press Releases
Secondary school teachers from a cross-section of schools in Saint Lucia are poised to be better equipped and knowledgeable about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). This is as a result of
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Trade in services workshop underway in Antigua and Barbuda

Posted: 23 November 2016 - Press Releases
A workshop that is exploring the feasibility of trying to obtain data by trading partners is underway in Antigua and Barbuda. The workshop at the Jolly Beach Resort began on Monday and concludes
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Belize’s Private Sector and Agricultural Producers Get More CSME-Aware

Posted: 21 November 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat presses ahead with its public education drive to ensure that vital sectors know about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and its significant
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Increased CSME Public Awareness for Guyana

Posted: 02 November 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat continues its drive to ensure that key stakeholders are knowledgeable about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and its significant benefits.
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CARICOM launches online skills movement applications

Posted: 01 November 2016 - Regional News
n what is being viewed as a major development for the region, CARICOM is today expected to start the implementation of an online system that will dramatically improve the applications for free
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Free Movement Sensitization for Labour Stakeholders

Posted: 21 October 2016 - Press Releases
Employers and workers organizations as well as other labour-related entities across the region are to become more aware of the free movement provisions of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy
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Training for establishment of a Labour Market Information System gets underway in Guyana

Posted: 19 October 2016 - Regional News
In order to promote the free movement of skills within the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME), the Caricom Secretariat is currently hosting a three-day workshop in collaboration with the
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CARICOM Kicks Off LMIS Training in Trinidad and Tobago

Posted: 07 October 2016 - Press Releases
The region is set to benefit from a major effort by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat to establish a labour market information system (LMIS) as a vital element of the smooth functioning
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Barbados Considers CARICOM Model Bill for Public Procurement

Posted: 07 October 2016 - Press Releases
A major national consultation on public procurement gets underway in Barbados today. The one-day consultation is to examine the Draft CARICOM Model Bill to facilitate the national implementation of
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Greater CSME Awareness for Barbados Private Sector and Rural Communities

Posted: 05 October 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is ensuring that vital stakeholders continue to be well informed about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and its significant benefits. On
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Regional Youth Leaders urged to help shape solutions for climate change and other issues

Posted: 30 September 2016 - Regional News
Participants at the fourth staging of the  Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit in Belize were encouraged to help shape the framing of solutions for issues such as climate change,
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CSME Public Procurement Training Gets Underway

Posted: 20 September 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat continues its drive toward establishing an integrated and single CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Public Procurement Regime. A week-long train-
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CARICOM Tackles Regional Social Dialogue and Social Protection

Posted: 16 September 2016 - Press Releases
 (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is hosting a one-day regional consultation on the establishment of a
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CARICOM Secretariat Engages Jamaica’s Private Sector and Immigration Officers

Posted: 09 September 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is ensuring that key stakeholders are knowledgeable about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and how they can maximise benefits under the CSME
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CARICOM Promotes Public Awareness of Free Movement

Posted: 02 September 2016 - Press Releases
The CARICOM Secretariat is pressing ahead with its public education programme regarding the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). It will be hosting a series of three (3) public sensitisation
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More steps underway to produce high quality statistics

Posted: 31 July 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is embarking on a project to strengthen capacity to measure the contribution of international trade in services to the economies of Member States by their trading
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Take advantage of CSME – CARICOM Secretariat Economic Adviser tells businesses

Posted: 29 July 2016 - Press Releases
Regional private sector organisations should take advantage of the free movement of factors of production that the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) allows in order to achieve
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CARICOM Presses Ahead with Training for Immigration Officers

Posted: 26 July 2016 - Press Releases
Approximately fifty immigration officers are to be trained in Saint Lucia this week on issues related to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and the free movement of skilled CARICOM
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Getting Private Sector and Farming Communities CSME Ready

Posted: 20 July 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is continuing to ensure that key stakeholders are well informed about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and its significant benefits. On
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Intensified public information campaign on CSME to be undertaken

Posted: 15 July 2016 - Press Releases
CARICOM Heads of Government have mandated the intensification of a public information campaign on the benefits and provisions of the regional flagship programme, the CARICOM Single Market and Economy
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CARICOM and ILO Sign Significant MOU

Posted: 13 July 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is closer to setting up a labour market information system for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRoque, signed a
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CARICOM Making Cross-Border Business Easier

Posted: 08 July 2016 - Press Releases
One of the major aims of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is to stimulate economic growth and competitiveness by facilitating intra-regional commercial activity. An important project
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CARICOM Heads committed to smooth functioning of CSME – President Granger

Posted: 05 July 2016 - Regional News
Georgetown, Guyana – (July 5, 2016) President David Granger said that CARICOM heads are committed to removing the obstacles to the smooth functioning of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy
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Trinidad accords special priority to CARICOM – PM wants security, CSME on forefront

Posted: 05 July 2016 - Press Releases
Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr, The Hon. Keith Rowley, on Monday said that his country’s continued commitment to CARICOM has precipitated the refocusing of the ministry with
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Much to celebrate, many opportunities in changing world – SVG PM

Posted: 05 July 2016 - Press Releases
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Ralph Gonsalves, struck an optimistic note on Monday and said there was much to celebrate and many opportunities for the Caribbean in a
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Cooperation and Integration still important – European Union Ambassador

Posted: 27 June 2016 - Press Releases
Head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Eastern Caribbean Countries, OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, Ambassador Mikael Barfod said Friday was a difficult day to work out what the British
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CARICOM should have all Members States on board - DSG.

Posted: 27 June 2016 - Press Releases
CARICOM Deputy Secretary General Dr. Manorma Soeknandan says that CARICOM should not go through the recent EU experience whereby the United Kingdom decided to leave that grouping. She was speaking at
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Chairman of the CARICOM Commission on the Economy advises Member States to take advantage of available concessionary funds.

Posted: 27 June 2016 - Press Releases
Chairman of the CARICOM Commission on the Economy, Barbados Senator Darcy Boyce says it does CARICOM Member States no good when concessionary funds are allowed to go to waste. Mr. Boyce who is a
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CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General calls for increased implementation of a major Financing Agreement with the European Union

Posted: 24 June 2016 - Press Releases
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Deputy Secretary General Dr. Manorma Soeknandan is reminding CARICOM Member States of their responsibility for the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) CARICOM Single
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Competition Sensitization for Judges Concludes in Belize

Posted: 14 June 2016 - Press Releases
The CARICOM Secretariat winds up its sensitization sessions for judges in competition law and policy this Friday, June 17 in Belize at the Radisson Fort George Hotel. Fourteen members of the
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