Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS): Members of a team from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat visited the federation this week to discuss a set of Strategic Plans for the period 2014-2018.
The set of consultations were geared towards determining the way forward to best serve and meet the needs of the member countries the organization serves. Some of the areas discussed during the two day visit were Entrepreneurship, Agriculture, Tourism, Culture and Heritage, Crime and Security, Energy, Labour, Youth and Sports.
While here, the group made a courtesy call on Governor General, His Excellency Sir Edmund Lawrence, who, in welcoming the delegation to St. Kitts and Nevis, expressed gratitude for the unwavering efforts of the regional body to better serve the people of the region. He said CARICOM, through its member states, has the potential to become an even better organization and maximize the services it provides for the common interests of the region.
The group also met with Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Sir K. Dwight Vennor, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Earle Asim Martin, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Patrice Nisbett, key stakeholders from the Ministry of Youth and the Private Sector.
Minister of International Trade Senator Hon. Richard Skerritt was on hand to discuss trade in the region and what obtains in St. Kitts and Nevis in particular, visa vie the rest of the region and the world.
From here, the delegation will go onto other CARICOM member states to hold similar consultations, before meeting with Associate members, then heading back to their secretariat.