(Caribbean News Now): BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The Caribbean Community needs to forge ahead with implementing the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).
This was stated by Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, following the seventh meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), which was held on Tuesday in Castries, St Lucia. Stuart chaired the meeting as lead Head with responsibility for the CSME.
Speaking to reporters following the session, Stuart said leaders discussed the current progress with respect to implementing the measures that were agreed to under the CSME. He noted that, as a project, the CSME had been engaging the region for some time and he pointed out that in the context of global economic development there had been introspection, with heads of government trying "to come to grips with the challenges posed by the global economic downturn.