Students of the Dominica State College (DSC), who recently returned from a Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) study tour in St. Lucia, have welcomed the regional initiative.
The group of nineteen ‘student ambassadors’ engaged both public and private sector on that island to observe and explore opportunities through regional integration.
“The whole idea of the visit was to expose them to the CSME arrangements with respect to a number of areas and most importantly we want them to understand that there are opportunities out there for them,” Dominica’s Ambassador to CARICOM, Felix Gregoire explained.
“We want them at a very early age to think of the bigger picture of regional integration movement,” the Ambassador continued.
The nineteen students, separated into four groups, looked at key pillars of regional integration including the free movement of people, goods, services, as well as the establishment of business and the free movement of capital.
The group of students from Belize are hard at work preparing for their part in the Student Missions activities which are scheduled for the week of April 13th, 2015.
Below are the Belize students engaging with various CSME front-line organisations within Belize, getting a real understanding of the benefits and deficits of their own infrastructure, before they travel to Grenada.