CARICOM Ready to Solve Structural Problems

CARICOM Ready to Solve Structural ProblemsMontego Bay, Jamaica, Jul 9. -The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit failed to solve what has been referred to as structural deficiencies, but agreed to modify its internal system, it was announcesd Thursday.

The final declaration of the 31st CARICOM Summit says a committee comprising the prime ministers of Jamaica, Bruce Golding; Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit; and Grenada, Tillman Thomas, will examine the most critical points of that issue, and present a proposal in the next inter-session meeting in January.

The Jamaican prime minister told reporters he is aware of the disappointing lack of results from CARICOM's efforts at integration, the reason of its creation 37 years ago.

"We admit there are still unsolved internal problems," Holding told press at the end of the four-day meeting.

The regional group has been strongly criticized by the regional media and figures for delays in the implementation of agreements key to its raison dâ�Öêtre.

This is not new, it has been affecting us for years, but we are willing to solve it quickly, Holding stated, and added his country's internal affairs will not distract his attention from the regional group's problems. (Prensa Latina)