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Mark Lee

Jamaican PM Golding Brief’s Parliament on Haiti

As the world turns from grief to bickering over the response to the devastation of Haiti by the magnitude 7.3 earthquake January 12, Jamaica’s prime minister, Bruce Golding on Tuesday briefed his parliamentary colleagues on the island’s and the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) roles in alleviating the suffering people of their neighbour.

Following is the full text of his presentation:

Lifeline To A Sinking Caribbean

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CARICOM’s Existence Threatened – Golding

The existence of Caricom (the Caribbean Community), the only organisation dedicated to the economic interests of the Caribbean countries, is at risk, Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding has cautioned. “There are a number of things that are happening now that are destabilising and threatening the existence of Caricom,” he declared at the launch of Export …

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Caricom Countries Must Get Going on EPA – Golding

Prime Minister Bruce Golding says Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean need to be liberated from the nostalgia of an era of protective market when they could punish their consumers as they chose, by shutting their borders so that foreign goods could not easily come in and consumers were condemned to substandard products. ‘We …

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