Grenada PM demands easier intra-Caribbean travel
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has called on Caribbean countries to create sincere efforts to encourage easier intra-regional travel and get rid of the heavy taxes that discourage free movement of the region’s population.
“We must have significantly more transport, air and sea transport. But if we’ve it in fact it is costly too, we don&rsquo still;t own it,” Mitchell told the 40th annual convention of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) in Vieux-Fort, weekend south of here during the last.
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“We have been not discussing dropping everything, we have been talking dropping (it) sufficiently to help make the ticket easier for folks to visit,” Mitchell said, supporting the essential idea by prime Minister Allen Chastanet for a regional civil aviation authority.
Mitchell’s request comes under a week after Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders met in Trinidad and Tobago to look at means of improving the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) which allows for the free movement of goods, skills, skills and labor over the most the 15-member grouping.
The regional leaders have since decided on a timetable to ensure certain measures are placed set up to facilitate the deepening of the regional integration movement through the CSME.
Mitchell told the UWP convention that there is a have to make “the Caribbean great again” even while he urged the spot to create synergies and improve relations with global partners to improve economic prosperity.
The Grenada Prime Minister needed greater unity in improving security over the region also.