(ZIZ News) – The training workshops focusing on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) wrapped up on Friday with sessions targeting CSME Spokespersons.
Persons from various sectors were trained to disseminate information about the CSME, specifically opportunities available for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis, and the rights of CARICOM national residents.
Those in attendance included CARICOM Youth Ambassador, Klieon John who said he, and the other youth representatives, will need to educate their peers about how CSME programmes can open up opportunities for them.
He said, “As a CSME Certificate holder myself, I’ve benefited definitely in the past from that opportunity….being able to work in other countries within CARICOM and I think more young persons need to know and understand what that opportunity entails.”
He said young professionals should not limit their prospects for work to their home countries but realise that the entire region is open to them.
“I think that if young persons know that they can develop certain skills such as within the creative industry…photography, art, music, that kind of thing and that they can market it outside of the country where they were born, they can understand that, for example, a person born in St. Kitts doesn’t have just 68 square miles, you have the entire CARICOM region at your disposal to market your skills,” John noted.
The sessions were part of a work plan designed to improve information flows within the CARICOM Single Market for St. Kitts and Nevis. It falls under the CARICOM Trade and Competitiveness Project in the CARICOM region.