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Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle

2/03/2007

More on the Skills Certificate and Trinidad

The following excerpt appeared in the Jamaica Daily Gleaner:

But there are still some wrinkles to seamless movement, for example, Barbados must still set up a free movement committee, said Steven MacAndrew, regional specialist for the free movement of skills and labour.

Other member states were also lagging but, like Barbados, he added, free movement is still being facilitated, even though from time some problems arise.

The main hiccup, appears to be in Port of Spain.

"The main issue with free movement at this point in time is that Trinidad and Tobago must still implement the decision of the Conference of Governments taken in July 2005 in St. Lucia that Caricom nationals who are entering with skills certificate can work immediately," said MacAndrew.

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