Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley says that if the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is serious about its single market and economy drive, then it must get on the ball because “time is running out…”
The PM made these remarks during the opening session of the 39th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting last evening in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The Prime Minister singled out a number of areas for immediate action, including the single domestic space for hassle free intra-regional travel.
“The Single domestic space for hassle intra-regional travel must be a place where we must start if we are serious about the single market and the single economy. [And] it must be the place if we want the buy-in of our citizens”, she said.
The Prime Minister noted that a single domestic space for hassle free travel presupposes a single domestic space for transportation. To this end, she charged her fellow Heads to address the concerns related to the regional airlines LIAT and Caribbean Airways, asserting that the Region “could do better with respect to moving people between island to island and country to country” in 2018.