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CARICOM Meeting: Grenada Prime Minister calls for setup of “broader task force on transportation”

Grenada Prime Minister, Dr. Keith MitchellGrenada Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell, has called for the setup of a “broader task force on transportation” to deliver results in the next six months.

He made the appeal as he also urged the removal of aliens’ land-holding requirements for Caricom nationals.

The Grenada Prime Minister said this would be a significant first step towards the free movement of people and capital in the region.

He made the appeal during his address at Wednesday’s opening of the 34th Caricom Heads of Government Meeting at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s.

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He said the most urgent issue which should be addressed at the meeting, which ends on Sunday, is transportation within the region, and without a proper transportation system the dream of economic union will continue to be elusive.

Mitchell argued that it was easier and cheaper for a Caribbean citizen to travel to Miami and New York, Toronto and London than to get from Port-of Spain to Castries.

He said manufacturing products in T&T were not able to reach another Caricom state in a timely manner and remain at competitive rates.

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