The CARICOM Secretariat has begun a series of meetings, which will focus on the free movement of persons and contingent rights in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).
These meetings, which are being funded by the European Union, will focus on the follow-up of several mandates received from the conference of heads of government, in particular the decisions relating to the full and harmonized implementation of the various free movement regimes and the conduct of a comprehensive study to determine the impact of free movement and other forms of migration on member states.
The comprehensive study on the impact of the free movement and migration was conducted in 2010, and was subject of an earlier meeting of free movement officials in June 2010, to discuss the outcome.
The officials are expected to discuss and decide on the recommendations which must be submitted to the conference of heads of government for approval.
The officials will also discuss the implementation of the free movement regime in member states and review the approval free movement categories with a view to enhancing these in order to greater facilitate CARICOM nationals who are moving in the CSME.