Belize Represents at Caribbean Ministers of Labour Meeting in Guyana
Belize was represented at that 12th Meeting of the Caribbean Ministers of Labour (CLMM) in Georgetown, Guyana from May 23 to the 25th. The conference looked at challenges affecting the Caribbean labour market, and focused its discussions on social justice for the Caribbean, labor migration and mobility in the Caribbean, just transition for sustainable Caribbean socio-economic transformation, and fundamental principles and rights at work. Minister of Labour, Oscar Requena was accompanied by his CEO, Valentino Shal and the Labour Commissioner, Rissela Dominguez-Patt. In his remarks, Minister Requena stated, quote, “I am a firm believer that encouraging social justice and decent labour is essential for achieving sustainable development. The occasion has paved the path for fruitful partnerships between Caribbean countries and encouraged regional collaboration for a better Belize. This meeting also provides strategic discussions on how to enhance labour institutions while developing policies for long-term development and growth.” End of quote. Whilst in Guyana, Minister Requena also signed on to the “Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour Regional Initiative,” making Belize the 31st nation to join this regional effort.