PM Mottley: radical regional integration to fast-track economic growth

“The Caribbean should not be invisible for many and disposable for some,” said Prime Minister of Barbados and Chairman of CARICOM, Hon. Mia Mottley, at a recent online event hosted by the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS Commission). 

In her discourse she pointed out that:

“The Region should not be abandoned, as was clearly demonstrated by the criteria established to determine access to the UN Global Fund for purchase of Invitro Diagnostics, where ten (10) Caribbean countries did not qualify on the basis of Maternal Mortality rates.”

She went on to say:

“The Caribbean has the capacity to be stronger, but it needs to use a united voice, to shape and influence the challenges that confront the global community and its [own] future, by promoting and embracing national and regional symbiotic tripartite relationships, to strategically steer the areas of influence in the Region.”

The webinar – Business Unusual: Recalibrating National and Business Strategies for Economic Growth and Investment Creation – welcomed over 4000 viewers from 50 countries across the world; and is the second of a four-part series leading up to the Sustainable Development Movement Summit (SDM2020), being organized by the OECS Commission.