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Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Human Trafficking at 33rd Caricom Meeting.

While some countries like Guyana would prefer to fight back at the United States and its annual Trafficking in Persons Report, other Caricom states believe it is time to deal with the problem head on. Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has told CARICOM Heads of Government that the region cannot turn away from many of the challenges and problems facing its people. She focused on Human Trafficking saying that is an issue that cannot be ignored.

The United States in its latest Trafficking in Persons Report cited a number of CARICOM countries as places where Human Trafficking exists. The Jamaican Prime Minister also said that it is time for CARICOM to make the people of the region more involved in its work and help them to understand why CARICOM matters.

The New Chairman of CARICOM, St Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony implored on the Heads of Government to tackle the problem of corruption in their homelands and the region on a whole.
Caricom celebrates 40 years this year since the signing of the treaty that put the community organization into motion.

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