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  CSME: it is not for free   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is an expensive transition for the Member States of the Community, from separateness to togetherness; a truth that is imperative for all stakeholders to comprehend.
The process of creating the CSME, therefore, includes establishing Regional institutions whose purpose is to assist the organs of the Community administer the CSME in the same manner in which national statutory bodies assist ministries to carry out certain functions at the local level.
The CSME is an innovative model for the Caribbean which, for many CARICOM nationals and political leaders, alike, presents challenges for the preservation of sovereignty and the threat of competition.
www.caricom.org /jsp/projects/uwicaricomproject/glanceswithin/csme_not_for_free.jsp   (2755 words)

 The Guardian's Business News
Some of the CARICOM countries that have been heavily promoting the CSME agreement consider The Bahamas to be aloof to the region.
However, CSME allows for a participating county to reject parts of the agreement, which might not be in its national interest.
CSME – Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell will be the featured speaker at the CARICOM Single Market & Economy luncheon on March 10 at the British Colonial Hilton.
www.thenassauguardian.com /bixex/335549261402476.php   (621 words)

 The Financial Gleaner
The anniversary of membership of the CSME is not likely to be commemorated in future years, but it is an anniversary which could turn out to be second only in importance to Independence Day.
Under CSME arrangement it will be possible to invoke the jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice to ensure that this does not happen, with consequent expansion of Guyana market share.
The CSME will provide the mechanism to facilitate and promote the pooling of regional capital and entrepreneurial and other skills and resources to enable the establishment of large scale perhaps pan-Caribbean enterprises capable of competing in international markets.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/efg/05-Aug-05/Regionalnews/rgnl1.htm   (1098 words)

 Tuesday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
However Haiti is yet to ratify the agreement establishing the CSME, Montserrat is awaiting a formality from the UK and the Bahamas is yet to sign.
Narace said TT had outdone itself in terms of its preparations, adding that the reason Trinidad and Tobago was not yet ready pertained to dealing with restrictive measures, including the harmonisation of laws, including passing legislation to pave the way for the CCJ.
Lamenting that the CSME will enable the free movement of goods, services, people and capital, Narace said the most important aspect was enabling the integration of financial services, especially to banks.
www.newsday.co.tt /stories.php?article_id=18978   (492 words)

 Guidelines For Commercial Banks Fees and Charges 2004
One of the basic reasons for the creation of the CSME was that it had become clear that the future for small countries and small entities in the rapidly globalising world was becoming increasingly difficult.
Under the CSME regime, current trends in the financial sector are likely to be reinforced, in that the cross-border provision of financial services, as well as the integration of financial markets, will become even more of a reality.
In order for the CSME to function effectively, there is a need to harmonise, and I would go so far as to say, “unify”, the rules and guidelines governing the conduct of businesses across the region.
www.centralbank.org.bb /Publications/press_16March_2005.shtml   (3413 words)

 Government of Antigua and Barbuda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The CSME Unit for Antigua and Barbuda was established in January of 2003 to help others understand their role in the overall process so that they too can position themselves to benefit from what the integration movement within CARICOM offers.
The Unit basically monitors the progress of the implementation of the CSME by acting as a repository for all information on CSME and making it available to relevant Government agencies, private sector and social partners.
The process which the CSME Unit has begun through various public education initiatives will only be realized with the interest, involvement and commitment of all public officers/ stakeholders.
www.antigua.gov.ag /CSME/index.htm   (259 words)

 Caribbean Net News: CSME critical to region’s economic survival
Moreover, the CSME is being pursued in the face of a resulting treat to the region of economic marginalisation and underdevelopment spurred on by these far-reaching global shifts.
He went on to describe media practitioner as “critical conveyors” and underscore their value and importance to the process as well as acknowledging our (media personnel) natural instinct and obligation to fearlessly question whatever information we are called upon to communicate to the people of the region and the world.
Carrington said that he CSME is the number one priority of the Caricom, and therefore occupies pride of place in the CARICOM Secretariat’s work programme for 2005 and 2006.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /2005/04/08/critical.shtml   (690 words)

 Not much time is left to prepare for CSME
The CSME is scheduled to come into operation before the year 2005.
According to the CARICOM booklet on CSME, the idea was born from the acceptance that there was a need to increase the competitiveness of the goods and services of the region for regional and international markets.
The legal framework for CSME is the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.
www.landofsixpeoples.com /news402/ns4051610.htm   (655 words)

 BBC Caribbean
The establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as an arbiter in economic disputes among participants in the CSME is a pre-requirement.
Recently, Desiree Field-Ridley, the head of the Caricom office on the implementation of the CSME expressed optimism that the legal and administrative framework would be ready for the 2005 operationalisation date; and, she is optimistic notwithstanding the hundreds of laws and administrative policies that have to be reformed and harmonized.
Notwithstanding the logic and optimism for the CSME bringing benefits, there are outstanding concerns amongst the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States that fear the loss of customs revenues with the removal of tariffs and small producers feeling that they would be swamped by producers in the More Developed States.
www.bbc.co.uk /caribbean/news/story/2004/06/040625_csme-explained.shtml   (1127 words)

 Search Preview on advantages and disadvantages of CSME
CSME is beneficial to the Caribbean territories economically because they will develop what is said to b...
One of the major objective of the CSME is the creation of a single economic space which will provide for inter alia, the free movement of goods and services, labour and capital.
The movement towards the implementation of the CSME will be the focus of member states’ efforts at re-orienting their poli...
www.learnessays.com /free_search/advantages_and_disadvantages_of_CSME/1.html   (995 words)

On Friday December 10, Heroes Square will literally become a CSME and FTAA Zone from 9 a.m., as booths will be set up where personnel from several organizations and institutions will be on hand to explain various aspects of both trading arrangements to the general public.
According to organizers of the initiative, the educational outreach was organized because it was realized that despite government's active role in promoting the CSME and FTAA within the region and abroad, the general population of Barbados still lacks a solid understanding of what the trade liberalization process involves.
They said many people hear the terms CSME and FTAA being used in media reports on a daily basis, but some still do not know either the meaning of the acronyms, what the agreements involve and how they could impact on their lives.
www.c-trade.org /news/CSME-FTAAZone.htm   (367 words)

Narace reiterated that the CSME was born out of the fact that the 1973 Treaty of Chaguaramas did not adequately prepare the region for a new world economy and listed the benefits which the region stood to derive from its creation.
He said TT was on course (along with Barbados and Jamaica) to be CSME ready by the end of 2004 and is currently 80 percent ready.
However the Ambassador conceded that the one drawback to the CSME’s establishment could be the passage of legislation to establish the Caribbean Court of Justice as the region’s final appellate court.
www.newsday.co.tt /stories.php?article_id=17572   (500 words)

 New Page 2
The ultimate goal of the CSME is to increase the prosperity of Community nationals.
The CSME is designed to facilitate greater cooperation among members in the face of globalization and increasing competition.
The CSME's trade and other policies are intended to help members import, export, travel, invest, save and in general to conduct business far easier than is presently the case.
www.republictt.com /1asp/ren_2.asp?f=ren12_4b   (1282 words)

 Opposing the CSME is really backward - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
From their vantage point, it is as if we are back in the early 1960s when the popular belief here in Jamaica was that we would be losers in any regional economic or political movement as the other islands were anxious to exploit us.
Given the similar level of development in the countries of the CSME, there is a greater possibility that Jamaican firms could put themselves in a position to complete favourably for the markets of these countries which will now become part of our domestic market.
Cursory examination of key indicators for the major economies of the countries that will form the CSME indicates that their macro-economic situation is stable as inflation rates are in low single-digits in most cases, and foreign reserves are at healthy levels.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /columns/html/20050108T220000-0500_72878_OBS_OPPOSING_THE_CSME_IS_REALLY_BACKWARD.asp   (1226 words)

 Welcome To Kairi FM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
A number of activities are planned to sensitize the general public on the importance of the CSME to the economic viability and sustainability of the Region.
Visits to Secondary Schools, appearances on various radio talk-shows, television appearances, sessions with the Private and public sector unions, discussions with senior public sector officials and dialogue with NGOs and youth representatives are some of the activities that will form part of the public awareness campaign.
The CSME is due to come into effect by the end of this year.
www.kairifm.com /print.php?sid=285&POSTNUKESID=68cbc05b93e9203745040ea03cbdba7e   (155 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The journey to the CSME after the collapse of the West Indian Federation in 1961 has been accompanied by triumphs and failures, advances and setbacks, joy and pain.
The CSME is a work in progress towards that resolution or dialectical combine of seemingly contradictory elements in the interests of our people’s social and economic development.
The CSME as provided for in the Revised Treaty is the most ambitious and far-reaching regional economic integration enterprise ever attempted by the independent member-states of CARICOM.
www.iac-caribbean.com /Downloads/Rt%20Hon%20Dr.%20Ralph%20Gonsalves-CIC2004.doc   (4186 words)

 The European Union's Agreements with...
The objective of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), decided by Caribbean Heads of Government in 1989, is to integrate the economies of CARICOM into a unified market in which people, goods, services and capital move freely, and into a single economy that functions under the same co-ordinated and harmonised economic policies.
Underlying this objective is the belief that the CSME will bring a competitive strength allowing CARICOM economies to face up to the challenges of globalisation and the erosion of trade preferences from developed countries.
The completion of the CSME and its full implementation is to be completed by 2005, in time to take full advantage of the opportunities offered through ongoing international trade negotiations.
www.delbrb.cec.eu.int /en/irtr/caricom_csme.htm   (253 words)

 The Guardian's Business News
The CSME was therefore intended to be the Caribbean's response to the changes (of the economy).
Mr Mitchell explained that the negotiations on CSME are influenced by the domestic-political considerations and what the Bahamian public at this time is willing to accept.
In 1989, the Caribbean Heads of Government decided to establish the CSME as the region's response to the economic and political changes that were taking place or predicted to occur in the near future.
www.thenassauguardian.com /bixex/314710239149647.php   (1154 words)

 Cayman Net News: CSME and the Cayman Islands a reluctant partner
In Cayman however knowledge of, and opinions on the CSME are not so well entrenched or formed amongst operators in the financial sector as in other regional countries an there is a reluctance on the part of financial players to become involved in this regional body.
More importantly, discussions on the Cayman Islands’ participation in the CSME seemed to be shied away from, as most people believe there is little advantage to be gained for a country such as Cayman by full integration with CSME.
Most of the Banks contacted were also at a loss as to who in their institution would be the person to speak on CSME with regard to being an operator in the financial sector in the Caribbean and the possible benefits or drawbacks of the CSME.
www.caymannetnews.com /2005/02/786/reluctant.shtml   (911 words)

 JustBajan.com Opinion Matters - The CSME
I have to learn more before I comment on how CSME is going to benefit the Caribbean, but my first concern is the free movement of people.
CSME is a wake up call for not only Barbados but the caribbean.
Csme like any other system has its benifits and disadvantges, its up to us to makesure we get more benifit than loss...
www.justbajan.com /forums/showthread.php?t=70   (1619 words)

 Open CSME   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Elizabeth O’Connor (CSME) and Shirley Callaghan and Helen Lockwood (MAREAA) are the co-convenors.
The CSME Day that precedes the Conference will also contain the Annual General Meeting rather than intrude on the other days of the conference.
CSME members have a breadth of expertise and experience for comment and research in Marriage and Relationship Education and a well established network of members across urban and rural Australia.
www.csme.catholic.org.au /opencsme.html   (751 words)

 InternationalReports.net : Barbados 2003
The CSME is expected to be a great boon to the Caribbean.
In addition, the CSME is a regional framework arrangement which requires legal, institutional and administrative provisions, systems and actions at the national level.
As a matter of fact, one of the primary functions of the CSME Unit in Barbados is to organize the region’s private sector for its involvement in the CSME.
www.internationalreports.net /theamericas/barbados/2003/csme.html   (906 words)

 Youth Pan de Move - CSME and You   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It is a single economic system that is designed to facilitate the pooling of the region’s financial, human and natural resources in order to build the economic capacity, required to effectively respond to globalization and the emergence of mega trading blocs.
The CSME addresses the free movement of people, the rights of businesses to operate in different parts of the region and the free movement of capital.
The CSME is still a cause of concern for our leader: Recently, this worry has intensified within the OECS.
www.pandemove.com /csme_you.htm   (817 words)

 The Nassau Guardian - MPs cool towards CSME
On his arrival in Nassau on Sunday on a two-day mission to press the case for CSME, Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur acknowledged that the Bahamas' reservations on the free movement of people were "powerful and cannot be ignored," and that some special considerations may have to be made.
Arthur, the principal spokesman for the CSME, fielded questions on potential benefits the Bahamas could expect to receive from acceding to the agreement.
All in all, Senator Turnquest said, the FNM would support The Bahamas' entry into the CSME on the grounds that "the country is granted reservations in several of its institutional and legal provisions."
www.thenassauguardian.com /national_local/317005637184643.php   (844 words)

Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados have agreed to lead the CSME implementation process by completing all of the required provisions as of 31 December 2004 in order to be fully CSME compliant on 1 January 2005.
The CSME gives this region of small states the benefit of greater critical mass, pooled resources, improved ability to recruit skilled workers, source inputs from resource rich locations and achieve greater economies of scale for enhanced external competitiveness.
In the establishment of harmonised rules and the creation of regional mechanisms, the CSME enables the region to simplify its approach to negotiation of relevant issues with the rest of the world.
www.jis.gov.jm /special_sections/CARICOMNew/CSME1.html   (2976 words)

 CSME: A Biblical Approach — Part 2 - By Apostle Cedric Moss - Bahamas Issues Bahamian Web Community - Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
If you are unaware of the intended provisions of CSME, there is a helpful brochure that you can download from www.caricom.org.
As we decide on CSME, I believe it is important for us to bear in mind that the reasoning behind our decision is almost as important as the decision itself.
Their thinking is forced by a type of national peer pressure where nations just follow the crowd of other nations even if to do so is inconsistent with their own national destiny.
www.bahamasissues.com /history/topic/357-1.html   (771 words)

 The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The main objectives of the CSME are: full use of labour (full employment) and full exploitation of the other factors of production (natural resources and capital); competitive production leading to greater variety and quantity of products and services to trade with other countries.
There are also a number of economic, fiscal and monetary measures and policies which are also important to support the proper functioning of the CSME.
Status of Implementation of the CSME: presentation at the Caribbean Annual Private Sector Meeting, 10 June 2006, Bridgetown, Barbados
www.caricom.org /jsp/single_market/single_market_index.jsp?menu=csme   (526 words)

 The Nation Newspaper | PM blasts CSME ignorance
He said the CSME was nothing new, but something that had been talked about for quite some time.
The Prime Minister said he hoped that the launch of the CSME multi-media package would help to correct this sad tendency where people professed ignorance of this attempt to bring 15 separate economies of the Caribbean as one market.
Arthur said the CSME was a people's crusade that would see the removal of barriers, movement of capital, goods and captital throughout the region, as well as certain categories of people such as journalists, sports persons and artisans.
www.nationnews.com /story/320707306851569.php   (416 words)

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