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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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Policy-makers discuss way forward for Region’s sugar industry

Posted: 27 March 2017 - Press Releases
The ability of sugar industry in the Region to survive after the removal of production quotas in the European Union (EU) on September 30, 2017, will depend on improved competitiveness and
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Private sector development in Caribbean pivotal – Barbados PM

Posted: 24 March 2017 - Press Releases
Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Freundel Stuart, on Wednesday stressed that private sector development in the Caribbean remained pivotal and suggested that exporters must continue to be
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Over 500 Students Attend CSME Presentation in Clarendon, Jamaica

Posted: 16 March 2017 - Press Releases
Teachers from secondary schools in Clarendon, Jamaica are planning to facilitate an annual activity on regional integration and the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).  Over five hundred
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Over 500 Students Attend CSME Presentation in Clarendon, Jamaica

Posted: 15 March 2017 - Press Releases
Teachers from secondary schools in Clarendon, Jamaica are planning to facilitate an annual activity on regional integration and the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).  Over five hundred
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CARICOM Competition Commission hosts sensitisation workshop on competition law for MPs

Posted: 27 February 2017 - Regional News
The Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM) Competition Commission is working towards implementing and strengthening competition laws and policies in all of its member states.Members of
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CSME – a journey not a destination: CARICOM Heads

Posted: 27 February 2017 - Press Releases
The review, mandated by the Heads at their previous meeting in July 2016, spoke to the achievements to date, the matters being held up by Member States or Community Organs, work that is in train or
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Jamaica Signs and Ratifies Amendment to CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) Agreement

Posted: 21 February 2017 - Regional News
CDF, Bridgetown, Barbados, 21 Feb. 2017:   Senator The Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, signed and ratified on behalf of Jamaica the Amendment
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‘Every citizen of this Community must count’ – President David Granger

Posted: 18 February 2017 - Press Releases
The Twenty-Eighth Intersessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government concluded a short while ago. I am very pleased to report that we had two successful days of discussions and decisions on issues
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Expedite full implementation of CSME – CARICOM Chairman

Posted: 16 February 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must expedite the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).This was the charge President of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger, issued
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CARICOM heads to be briefed on CSME review

Posted: 13 February 2017 - Regional News
The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), crime and security and correspondent banking are among the issues to be discussed at CARICOM’s 28th Intercessional Heads of Government meeting.
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Officials embrace creation of Labour Management Information System

Posted: 08 February 2017 - Regional News
Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 07, 2017 (SKNIS): Labour stakeholders in St. Kitts and Nevis are pleased with the information sharing and knowledge development taking place at a four-day workshop at
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Full, frank discussion needed on CSME – PM Stuart

Posted: 20 January 2017 - Regional News
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart believes the time has come to have “full and frank discussions” on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).Mr. Stuart, who is the Lead CARICOM Head
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CSME training for Guyana’s secondary school teachers

Posted: 16 January 2017 - Regional News
Secondary school teachers in Guyana are set to be more knowledgeable about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). This is due to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat’s hosting
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CSME sensitization and capacity building for Suriname

Posted: 06 January 2017 - Press Releases
A sensitization session on the CSME (CARICOM Single Market and Economy) Regime for Free Movement of People is one of two workshops to be held in Suriname next week.More than 30 participants will
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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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President Granger emphasises importance of CSME, regional integration

Posted: 02 December 2016 - Regional News
President David Granger said that there is an economic purpose to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and emphasised the importance of the deepening of regional integration and the advancement of the
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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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