In an attempt to boost policies and legislations to govern labour migration and mobility in the Caribbean along with implementation of CSME, the Prime Minister of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit has chaired the special meeting of the CARICOM Council for Human & Social Development (COHSOD). PM Skerrit, during the meeting has been joined by the regional ministers of Labour.
During the meeting, PM Skerrit has taken significant steps for the elimination of barriers and prompting the cooperation in the fields of trade and security, mainly aiming towards achievement of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME), that will be providing a competitive advantage to the island nation.
Noting to the statement made by PM Skerrit, “The development of CSME will ensure optimal accessibility to competent human resources, allowing citizens greater access to better educational and training opportunities, higher paying jobs, and ultimately, more rewarding lives.”
It is to be noted that PM Skerrit emphasized that the successful regional grouping under the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be completing its 50 years on July 4, 2023. Though, making it needed for the government of Dominica for assessing what it has achieved so far & to what extent the government has managed to stick its ideals.
Referring to which, Prime Minister of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, in his address has made an update on several major issues, including the proposed model of the CARICOM skilled nationals act along with its upgradation for meeting up the Revised Treaty guidelines as well as inclusion of new categories as well.
On the expansion of the eligible categories, PM Skerrit added that the final list of skilled personnel does not, in any of the way, shows the categories that have been considered by the community for their free movement.
The PM also elaborated about establishment of national infrastructure for Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in the member states as well as the establishment of Free Movement Desk & Free Movement Committee for the benefit of labour as well as human resources.