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Santo Domingo’s push toward CARICOM gets a boost

Dominican Today

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s push to join the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) got a boost  last week when Trinidad Prime Minister and organization Chairman Kamla Persad-Bissessar called for the Spanish-speaking country’s full membership to the regional economic bloc, Caribbean Journal reports.

Quoting Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, the Caribbean outlet reports on the leader’s position, just three days after Dominican Republic president Danilo Medina attended a meeting of CARICOM nations to mark its 40th anniversary, held in Trinidad & Tobago.

“We met with the leader of the Dominican Republic; he addressed our caucus [last week] and re-committed himself and re-committed the Dominican Republic to joining the movement at such time that it would be convenient for all the perceivable imperatives to be satisfied,” Stuart said.

“So, that is an agenda item that continues to engage CARICOM Heads, and yes, I agree with the Prime Minister that the larger the bloc becomes, the more powerful the bloc becomes and the more diversified the areas for joint action and for integration,” he said

Caribbean Journal reports that Stuart noted CARICOM’s admittance to countries like Suriname and Haiti in recent years. “It was a healthy development when Suriname of Dutch ancestry joined the movement, more heartening still when Haiti, of French ancestry, joined as well, and therefore, we just want the momentum in that area to quicken.”

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Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s push to join the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) got a boost  last week when Trinidad Prime Minister and organization Chairman Kamla Persad-Bissessar called for the Spanish-speaking country’s full membership to the regional economic bloc, Caribbean Journal reports.

Quoting Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, the Caribbean outlet reports on the leader’s position, just three days after Dominican Republic president Danilo Medina attended a meeting of CARICOM nations to mark its 40th anniversary, held in Trinidad & Tobago.

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“We met with the leader of the Dominican Republic; he addressed our caucus [last week] and re-committed himself and re-committed the Dominican Republic to joining the movement at such time that it would be convenient for all the perceivable imperatives to be satisfied,” Stuart said.

“So, that is an agenda item that continues to engage CARICOM Heads, and yes, I agree with the Prime Minister that the larger the bloc becomes, the more powerful the bloc becomes and the more diversified the areas for joint action and for integration,” he said

Caribbean Journal reports that Stuart noted CARICOM’s admittance to countries like Suriname and Haiti in recent years. “It was a healthy development when Suriname of Dutch ancestry joined the movement, more heartening still when Haiti, of French ancestry, joined as well, and therefore, we just want the momentum in that area to quicken.”