Today saw CARICOM leaders in closed-door meetings all day today. One of the important decisions taken during the meetings, was that the member countries will be signing a protocol to the treaty that established the Regional Security System (RSS) for the accession of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. All the Heads of Government of member states who were present signed the protocol. When all members sign, Guyana will be able to join the RSS. Barbados Prime Minister Mia Motley spoke on the matter, saying, quote, “This is another example of regional cooperation and integration in action.” End of quote. CARICOM Heads also endorsed Guyana’s proposals for advancing the CARICOM Agri-Food Sector. And owners of food businesses are happy tonight. That’s because leaders came with their delegations and members of their delegations are staying on the island. It’s no surprise they are touring the island on their break or after work and that is good news says Mayor Gualberto “Wally” Nunez.
Mayor Nunez says that while the summit is good for business, it has caused minor disruptions, especially in traffic.
Our coverage of the summit will continue on Thursday.