The forty-eighth regular meeting of COTED kicks off today with an opening ceremony at 10:00am in Guyana and continues tomorrow.

On the agenda for discussion taken from the Meeting of Officials held on April 11-12, 2019 are the implementation of the CSME, intra regional trade, as well as external economic relations and trade relations.

Over the next two days, the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce, represented by President Ramesh Dookhoo will sign an MoU with CARPHA to improve the competitiveness of Caribbean businesses through the strengthening of health in Caribbean socieities.

"The Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC) is committed to influencing and shaping the Caribbean private sector as a world class brand that is competitive by becoming more innovative and productive in a resilient environment. To achieve this, the productivity of our workforce in both the goods and services sectors must be grounded in a healthy culture supported by the appropriate health infrastructure.
 
We are committed to achieving the UN Sustainable Goals for the region and through this relationship with CARPHA and other agencies we are focused on Goal 3 – Good health and well-being, Goal 8 – decent work and economic growth, Goal 9 – industry, innovation and infrastructure, and Goal 17 – partnerships to achieve the goal.
" - Ramesh Dookhoo, CAIC President