Stepped-up CSME implementation is among matters up for discussion as Caribbean leaders meet in St Lucia for the 40th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government.
The meeting gets underway Wednesday and runs until Friday.
Host Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, the outgoing Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque are slated to address the opening ceremony.
Heads of Government are expected to build on the St. Ann’s Declaration approved at their 18th Special Meeting on the CSME, in Trinidad and Tobago in December.
Several other major matters related to security and regional and foreign relations are also expected to be part of the deliberations.
Meanwhile, on Monday, young people across the region will once again have an opportunity to raise pertinent issues with the Caricom Secretary via public Forum.