TalkCSME.com and its affiliate companies would like to officially welcome you to the Caricom Single Market and Economy. We believe that there are tremendous benefits to be gained from this marriage. However, this in no way underestimates the challenges that we face in the CSME.

Entrepreneurs, in particular do have a lot to gain, but only those who are prepared to take the risk and think out side the box will reap the rewards.

We are excited about 2006, because we have lots of ideas that will help you and your business make the necessary transition on the CSME.

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To all of you who have made talkCSME the No. 1 place for information on the CSME, we wish to extend our since thanks and appreciation to you and look forward to your continued support as we face the challenges of the Single Market Economy.

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“If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams, and endeavour to live a life which you have imagined, you will meet with success unexpected in common hours – Henry David Thoreau

Carla and Eldonna Lendor
TalkCSME.com Team

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Considering Special and Differential Treatment for Disadvantaged Countries, Regions and Sectors

“The most unfair treatment is to treat things that are different the same. What is more unfair is to perpetuate the dependence of the already disadvantaged by creating a culture for derogation from the norms and obligations under the system, that promotes dependence and hinders adaptation.”

Notwithstanding the laudable objectives of the Caricom Single Market and Economy,

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Exploiting the Advantages and Overcoming the Disadvantages

The unfair treatment is to treat things that are different the same. What is more unfair is to perpetuate the dependence of the already disadvantaged by creating a culture for derogation from the norms and obligations under the system, that promotes dependence and hinders adaptation. – Eldonna Lendor, Trade Consultant

Regional Integration is our Best Alternative

Why did the West Indian Federation fail? Many responses have been proffered to this much deliberated question and I wish to submit my own view on the issue albeit without possibility for resolution. While the notions expressed by the many commentators are germane to the issue, in my view, the principle reason for the failure of the

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The Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) involves the free flow of labour, goods and capital among participating Caribbean Community (CARICOM) members states. The emergence, of this single market means that legal and administrative restrictions affecting trade, labour and technology within the CARICOM

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