Rowley plugs more united Caricom

In his inaugural speech to the meeting of the Caricom Heads of Government here in Guyana, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Keith Rowley channeled Caricom unity and told his fellow leaders that leadership is not always about being popular but about leading and making tough decisions.

“…One of the weaknesses that generates cynicism among our population is our unwillingness to make certain decisions and to make the decisions that would bind us,” Rowley said to applause from those sitting in the National Cultural Centre at the opening of the 37th annual meeting of the Caricom Heads of Government.

He called for the Single Market and Economy of the region to be placed on the active agenda of Caricom again and though not making a direct reference to the recent Brexit fiasco where the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union, said “…We have seen nothing in Europe from which we can take solace or example.” He also called for ownership to be taken of the opportunities and challenges facing the grouping and for them to be viewed as critical matters to be addressed by the community as a whole…..