UWI Senior Lecturer says there should be a Political Will among Caricom countries for greater integration – 18th Jan 2013
There is greater need now for Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean to deepen its integration movement beyond ‘political talks’, so says the Senior Lecturer at the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus, Dr. Mark Kirton.
Dr. Kirton was at the time,, speaking at the opening of a one-day seminar under the theme ‘Prospects and Challenges for Caribbean States’ in the Pursuit of Regional Integration.
Dr. Kirton explains, that the engine of regional Integration movement needs to be moving now more than ever. Also addressing the opening of the seminar, was the Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, His Excellency David Devine. High Commissioner Devine says Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has budgeted some 600 million Canadian dollars for developmental assistance to Guyana and the wider Caribbean, and he says such injections of Funds will also ensure deeper integration among Caribbean peoples.But according to him, there must first be a political will.
Some of the topics that were discussed at the seminar included Sustainable Funding of Climate Change Adaptation and Human Security
and Regional Integration; Problems, Issues and Prospects.