No movement on CARICOM reforms following Golding Report

By Youri Kemp
Caribbean News Now associate editor

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Since the Golding Report on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was tabled in the Jamaican parliament in February, subsequent to which the Jamaican prime minister, Andrew Holness, assumed to rotating chairmanship of CARICOM, there has been little or no apparent movement on the recommendations set out in the report for the reform of the regional bloc and its organs.

The Golding Report laid out several key issues for the reform of CARICOM, including more monitoring mechanisms, the institution of an auditor general to account for the funds spent by CARICOM, a full commitment and focus to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and other initiatives that would bind countries into…

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