(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen,
Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The CARICOM Secretariat
is facilitating a national consultation on
Contingent Rights in St. Lucia today, 21 September
2011. The session focuses on those rights which the
principal beneficiary, spouse and dependents are
entitled to once they have exercised one of the
primary rights under the CARICOM Single Market and
Economy (CSME). A draft protocol has been prepared
on Contingent Rights and this will be discussed by
the CARICOM Inter-Governmental Task Force which is
charged with revising the 2001 Treaty of Chaquaramas.
The Mission to St. Lucia is being
facilitated with the assistance of the 9th European
Development Fund, Caribbean Integration Support
A team from the CARICOM
Secretariat is this week in St. Lucia carrying out a
number of workshops and consultations on the CSME in
collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce,
Industry and Consumer Affairs.
Other activities include sessions
with Public Sector Officials, the Private Sector,
the Saint Lucia Coalition of Services, and a live
online broadcast to all Secondary Schools from the
Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.
The CARICOM Secretariat team is
led by the Programme Manager CSME, Mr. Ivor Carryl
and includes the Specialist Free Movement of Skills,
Mr. Steven MacAndrew; the Specialist Communications,
Mr. Salas Hamilton and the Coordinator Technical
Action Services Unit, Mr. Melbour Philip.