Food security – the ultimate test of CARICOM’s relevance

David Jessop View from Europe In 2023, CARICOM will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. Plans are underway for what may be a year-long celebration. Most governments, the secretariat, and regional institutions will no doubt use the events being planned to praise the achievements of the regional integration movement and its often-underrated role in achieving a single identity for the Anglophone Caribbean. Others may not be so forgiving. There is a growing body of opinion that as presently configured the regional entity is failing in its ability to resolve the Caribbean’s economic challenges. So much so that it is not hard to imagine that next year the response of the regional media, influential commentators, and many citizens will be less than enthusiastic. To be fair, the regional integration process can point to … Continue reading Food security – the ultimate test of CARICOM’s relevance