We must make CARICOM work, says Barbados trade minister

Chair of COTED, Sandra Husbands, Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Barbados

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The chair of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) has underscored the necessity of unity if the small islands that comprise the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are to develop.

Sandra Husbands, minister in the ministry of foreign trade of Barbados, urged delegates at the two-day meeting in Guyana to make CARICOM work and gave notice that Barbados was pursuing a “prosper thy neighbour approach”.

The minister made the remarks at the opening session of the 47th meeting of COTED on Thursday morning.

“The government of Barbados has come here to get it right. The stakes are high and we have not come here to fail. We are here with a prosper thy neighbour…

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