AND PREPARATORY MEETINGS -

Sixteenth Meeting of the Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP) -

 Saturday, 8 March 2014 - 2:00 p.m.

 

Eighth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee (PMSC) on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) -

Sunday, 9 March 2014 -10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

DOCUMENTATION

 

Complete Working Document for the Twenty-Fifth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) -

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  Attachments to the Working Document WORD Version PDF Version
  Revised Draft Agenda WORD Version PDF Version
  Draft Programme of Work WORD Version PDF Version
  Draft Agenda WORD Version PDF Version
  Draft Agenda WORD Version PDF Version
  Provisional Agenda WORD Version PDF Version
Items 1-3

Introduction

- Opening/Welcome

- Adoption of Agenda

- Procedural Matters

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Item 4

ADVANCING THE REGIONAL AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT USING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) (Decision of the Thirty-Fourth Regular Meeting of the Conference, July 2013, Trinidad and Tobago) -

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  PowerPoint Presentation in relation to the Agenda Item PowerPoint  
Item 5

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: RESHAPING CARIBBEAN EDUCATION - AN URGENT IMPERATIVE (Decision of the Thirty-Fourth Regular Meeting of the Conference, July 2013, Trinidad and Tobago)

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  PowerPoint Presentation - Redefining Caribbean Education: AN Urgent Imperative - 11/03/2014 PowerPoint  
Item 6

THE ECONOMIC SITUATION FACING MEMBER STATES AND THE REGION:  A FRAMEWORK FOR REGIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (Decision of the Bureau and the COFAP):

 

        Issues and Recommendations from the Prime Ministerial Sub- 

        Committee (PMSC) on the CARICOM Single Market and             

        Economy (CSME) (9 March 2014)

 

        Recommendations from the Commission on the Economy

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6.1
6.2
Attachment VIII to Item 6.1 Issues and Recommendations from the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee (PMSC) on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) (9 March 2014) -11/03/2014 WORD Version PDF Version
Revision to Attachment VIII to Item 6.1

Issues and Recommendations from the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee (PMSC) on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) (9 March 2014) 10/03/2014

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Attachment to Item 6.2

PRELIMINARY REPORT FROM THE CARICOM COMMISSION ON THE ECONOMY

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Attachment IX to Item 6.2

Recommendations from the CARICOM Commission on the Economy 10/03/2014

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ITEM 7 REFORM PROCESS IN CARICOM: STATUS OF THE DRAFT FIVE YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN WORD Version PDF Version
Addendum to Item 7 Reform Process in CARICOM: Status of the Draft Five Year Strategic Plan - 06/03/2014  - Amended WORD Version PDF Version
Attachment to the Addendum to Item 7 Summary Outline of Strategic Framework - Draft Strategic Plan for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) 2015-2019 WORD Version PDF Version
  PowerPoint Presentation in relation to this Agenda Item - 10/03/2014 PowerPoint  
Item 8

 Draft Protocols for Adoption or Consideration: To Amend Article 83 of the Revised Treaty; Establishing the CARICOM Common Fisheries Policy; Recognising the OECS Economic Union in the Context of the Revised Treaty; and on Contingent Rights (Decision of the Thirty-Fourth Meeting of the Conference, July 2013, Trinidad and Tobago)

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Attachment to Item 8

Draft Protocol to Amend the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas Establishing the Caribbean Community including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy to Provide for Recognition of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (rev. 8 - 7/2/14

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Annex I to the attachment to
Item 8
Explanatory Notes WORD Version PDF Version
Item 9 CITIZEN SECURITY (Requested by the Chairman) WORD Version PDF Version
Item 10

NEGOTIATIONS FOR A CARICOM-CANADA TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT (Requested by the Lead Head, Prime Minister of Jamaica).              

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Attachment to  Item 10

Negotiations for a CARICOM-CANADA Trade and Development Agreement  (Requested by the Lead Head, Prime Minister of Jamaica) WORD Version PDF Version
Item 11 POSITIONING CARICOM IN THE FORTHCOMING CLIMATE CHANGE DELIBERATIONS (Requested by the President of Guyana) - WORD Version PDF Version
ITEM 12 CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMUNITY (Deferred from the Thirty-Fourth Regular Meeting of the Conference, July 2013, Trinidad and Tobago) WORD Version PDF Version
Item 13 RULING OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ON NATIONALITY WORD Version PDF Version
Item 14

ISSUE OF REPARATIONS FOR NATIVE GENOCIDE AND SLAVERY

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Attachment to Item 14 Draft Regional Strategic and Operational Plan for the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) WORD Version PDF Version
Item 15 PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION ON THE USE OF MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL/HEALTH PURPOSES (Requested by the Bureau) WORD Version PDF Version
Item 16

BORDer ISSUES:

 

     Belize-Guatemala

 

     Guyana-Venezuela

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16.1
16.2
Item 17 SITUATION IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (Requested by the Bahamas) WORD Version PDF Version
Attachment X to Item 17 Report on Situation in the Turks and Caicos Islands WORD Version PDF Version
Item 18

EXCHANGE OF VIEWS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL OF MARTINIQUE, HIS EXCELLENCY SERGE LETCHIMY -  

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Item 19 Items for Information/Reporting
19.1    Implication for Decision-Making of the Shanique Myrie Ruling (Requested by   
   the Legal Affairs Committee (LAC)
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19.2    Launch of the CARICOM Champion for Youth Development  Fund  (Requested  
   by Suriname
)
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19.3    Air and Sea Transportation  WORD Version PDF Version
19.4    Energy WORD Version PDF Version
ITEM 20

DECISION OF THE COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION REGARDING CONTINUED ACCESS OF STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF GUYANA TO THE NORMAL MANLEY AND HUGH WOODING LAW SCHOOLS (Requested by Guyana)  

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ITEM 21

POSSIBILITIES AND IMPLICATIONS OF INTRODUCING INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION SERVICES FOR MEETING OF THE ORGANS OF THE COMMUNITY (Requested by the President of Haiti) - 06/03/2014 Amended

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ITEM 22 FOLLOW-UP TO AND PREPARATION FOR SUMMITS (Requested by the Prime Minister of Barbados)   WORD Version PDF Version
  Third International SIDS Conference  WORD Version PDF Version
  CARICOM Approach to International Year of SIDS 2014 WORD Version PDF Version
Attachment  VI to Item 22

International Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for CARICOM SIDs, The Third International Conference on Small Islands Developing States - 11/03/2014

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Attachment VII to Item 22

CARICOM Approach to the International Year of SIDS 2014 (Submission By The Government Of Barbados) 10/03/2014

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ITEM 23 ANY OTHER BUSINESS -    
23.1    Delegation of  Authority to the Community Council Regarding the Approval of
   the CARICOM Secretariat Staff Regulations (Requested by the Secretary General)
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23.2

   Confirmation of the Date of the Thirty-Fifth Regular Meeting of the 
   Conference (4-6 July 2014, Antigua and Barbuda)

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BACKGROUND DOCUMENTATION FOR ITEMS
Item 19.4 CARICOM Energy Policy   PDF Version
  Energy Policy in a Nutshell   PDF Version
       
       
ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
 

Savingram No. 62/2014 dated 20 January 2014: Twenty-Fifth Inter-Sessional Meeting of The Conference of Heads of Government of The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) - Buccament, St Vincent and The Grenadines -

24-25 February 2014 - (Convening)

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Savingram No. 66/2014 dated 30 January entitled "Twenty Fifth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Buccament, St Vincent and the Grenadines, 24-25 February, 2014 – Memorandum of Arrangements"

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Attachment to Savingram No. 66/2014 dated 30/01/2014

  – Memorandum of Arrangements

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Savingram No. 138 dated 8 February 2014 - Provisional Agenda

 (08/02/2014)

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  Attachment to Savingram No. 138 - Provisional Agenda WORD Version PDF Version

 

Savingram No. 151 dated 12 February 2014 - Adjustment to Dates 

 

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  Savingram No. 161 dated 18 February 2014 - Updated Memorandum of Arrangements   PDF Version
  Attachment to Savingram No. 161 - Updated Memorandum of Arrangements WORD Version PDF Version
       
BACKGROUND DOCUMENTATION
1. Summary of Recommendations and Conclusions of the Thirty-Fourth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, Trinidad and Tobago, July 2013 WORD Version PDF Version
2. Communiqué issued at the conclusion of the Thirty-Fourth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community WORD Version PDF Version
3.

Summary of Recommendations and Conclusions - Twenty-Fourth Inter-Sessional Meeting  of the Conference of Heads of Government, Haiti,

February 2013 - Revised

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4. Communiqué issued at the conclusion of the Twenty-Fourth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government WORD Version PDF Version
5.

Summary of Recommendations and Conclusions - Twenty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting  of the Conference of Heads of Government, Suriname, 8-9 March 2012

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6. Communiqué issued at the conclusion of the Twenty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government WORD Version PDF Version
7.

Summary of Recommendations and Conclusions of the Thirty-Third Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community –

Saint Lucia, July 2012

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8. Communiqué issued at the conclusion of the Thirty-Third Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community WORD Version PDF Version
9. Summary of Recommendations and Conclusions - Twenty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting  of the Conference of Heads of Government, Grenada, 25-26 February 2011 WORD Version  
10. Communiqué issued at the conclusion of the Twenty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government WORD Version PDF Version
11.

Summary of Recommendations and Conclusions of the Thirty-Second Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community -

St. Kitts and Nevis, July 2011

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12. Communiqué issued at the conclusion of the Thirty-Second Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community WORD Version PDF Version
13. Rotation schedule for the Chairmanship of The Conference approved by the Thirty-Second Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Frigate Bay, St. Kitts and Nevis, 1-4 July 2011 WORD Version PDF Version
14. Consensus of Chaguaramas   PDF Version
PREPARATORY MEETINGS
       

SIXTEENTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FINANCE

AND PLANNING (COFAP)

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EIGHTH MEETING OF THE PRIME MINISTERIAL SUB-COMMITTEE (PMSC) ON CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY (CSME)
  Savingram No. 172/2014 dated 21 February 2014 - EIGHTH Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee (PMSC) on THE CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) BUCCAMENT, ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES; 9 MARCH 2014 (CONVENING) WORD Version PDF Version
  Savingram No. 194/2014 dated 28 February 2014 - EIGHTH Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee (PMSC) on THE CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) BUCCAMENT, ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES; 9 MARCH 2014 (DRAFT AGENDA) - - 03/03/2014   PDF Version
06/03/2014 Working Document for the Eighth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (PMSC CSME) -   WORD Version PDF Version
03/03/2014 Attachments to the Working Document - WORD Version PDF Version
  Draft Agenda  WORD Version PDF Version
  Draft Annotated Agenda WORD Version PDF Version
ITEMS 1-3 INTRODUCTION

Opening Remarks
Adoption of Agenda
Procedural Matters
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ITEM 4 CSME AS A PLATFORM FOR A SUSTAINED ECONOMIC GROWTH IN CARICOM:    
4.1 Vision constraints and parameters WORD Version PDF Version
4.2 Status of Implementation and Operation of the CSME:
4.2.1 The Single Market WORD Version PDF Version
Attachment I to Agenda Item 4.2.1 Progress Towards Implementation and Operation Under the CARICOM Single Market  WORD Version PDF Version
4.2.2 Advancing the Regional Macro-economic Policy Agenda WORD Version PDF Version
Attachment I to Agenda Item 4.2.2 CARICOM Single Market and Economy - Macro-economic Policy Coordination and Harmonisation Work Programme (Updated) - 06/03/2014 WORD Version PDF Version
Attachment II to Agenda Item 4.2.2 CARICOM Commission on the Economy, Draft Work Programme (Revised) - 06/03/2014 WORD Version PDF Version
4.2.3 Priority Production Sectors - 05/03/2014 WORD Version PDF Version
4.3 Next Step - 06/03/2014 WORD Version PDF Version
ITEM 5 INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK    
5.1 Engaging the Private Sector WORD Version PDF Version
5.2 Institutional Capacity to Advance the CSME  - 05/03/2014 WORD Version PDF Version
ITEM 6 HAITI'S PARTICIPATION IN THE CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY - WORD Version PDF Version
Attachment to Item 6 Extract from the Report of the Twentieth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Trinidad and Tobago, 4-7 July 1999 WORD Version PDF Version
ITEM 7 IMPLICATION OF THE OECS ECONOMIC UNION FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE CSME WORD Version PDF Version
ITEM 8 GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE OF THE PMSC ON THE CSME -

- Issues and Recommendations from Community Organs

- Role of Meetings of Officials

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ITEM 9 ANY OTHER BUSINESS WORD Version PDF Version
BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS
  Compendium of CSME Decisions - 2005-2013 - 05/03/2014 WORD Version PDF Version

 

 

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