The Social, Political and Economic challenges being faced by CARICOM Member States could be overcome by a collective front.
That's the view of current CARICOM Chairman, Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.
Skerrit in his end of year message said, this is why colleague heads of Government have taken steps to strengthen cooperation in the area of Security, Human Resource Development, Health and Foreign Policy.
He added that the concern for the security of the region and the safety of the people, has motivated heads to reinforce the regional security architecture.
Mr Skerrit says CARICOM heads have moved to improve arrangements under the CSME, to make it more efficient, so that the private sector and other stakeholders could more easily benefit from the provisions.
According to Mr Skerrit, joint action is also proving to be critical in addressing the troubling issue of correspondent banking, which threatens the island's economic, financial and trading stability.
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