CARICOM unhappy with single market and economy system

Leaders, former leaders and top officials from across the Caribbean assembled in Guyana last week to review the state of play, progress and problems associated with the decades-old Caribbean Single Market and Economy system, and most said the slow pace of implementation was frustrating them terribly.

The grouping of 15 nations, from Guyana and Suriname on coastal South America to Belize in Central America, had been planning a proper review of the working of the free trade system for years and finally got down to doing so last weekend, with a little more than two weeks left before leaders meet for their main summit in Jamaica.

The Jamaica summit will have a series of important agenda items, including an examination of a report commissioned by the Jamaican government that questioned…

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