Bahamas has no intention of joining CSME


PRIME MINISTER HUBERT MINNIS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AFTER HIS RETURN HOME FROM THE CARICOM SUMMIT.

(CARIBBEAN 360) – Despite being a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), The Bahamas will not be part of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis made his country’s position clear when he spoke to local journalists on return from Jamaica where he attended the 39th Annual CARICOM Heads of Government Conference last week.

The Bahamas, the only full member of CARICOM that has not joined the CSME, was not among six countries that adopted the Protocol on Contingent Rights – which provides a framework for the free movement of skilled labourers and their families between member states – on the last day of the CARICOM meeting.

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