Benefits of JA’s CARICOM membership questioned

| 11/12/2009

(Jamaica Observer): Arguing that Jamaica’s involvement with Caricom has done more harm than good to the country, Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) president Omar Azan has said that Government needs to re-evaluate its membership with the regional umbrella group. Caricom is a group of 15 Caribbean nations and dependencies, aimed at promoting economic integration and cooperation among member states. However, speaking at the JMA’s Annual Christmas Appreciation Luncheon yesterday, Azan said that more negatives than positives have arisen out of Jamaica’s membership with the group since its inception in 1973.

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