Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Caricom nationals who travel to Barbados should soon be able to stay for up to six months at a time.
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has given his commitment to Caricom leaders that his government will fall in line with Caribbean neighbours that have fully applied the measure agreed by Caricom Heads of Government at their summit in Barbados five years ago.
Barbados already grants Caricom travellers six months stay but does so in installments ? three months in the first instance and then, if the beneficiary is interested, an additional three months with no objections.
Stuart, who chairs Caricom?s Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME), says leaders spent much of their three-day summit discussing the integration process and free movement.
St Vincent and the Grenadines? Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, who joined Stuart, host Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony and St Kitts and Nevis? Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas at the press conference, said there was a recommitment on issues related to freedom of movement during the meeting.