INO Podcast – To CARICOM and Beyond ft. Ambassador Comissiong – BLM, Response to Rex, CARICOM, BDS change to EC?

Barbadians have been encouraged to obtain a CARICOM Skills Certificate from the Barbados Accreditation Council, so they will be able to live and work in other CARICOM States.

The call has come from Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong, as he participated in a recent podcast on the YouTube channel Information, Knowledge, Observation titled – Information, Knowledge, Observation: To CARICOM and Beyond, BLM, Response to Rex, CARICOM, Barbados Change to EC?

Ambassador Comissiong told his audience that there were many skilled Barbadians who sought and benefitted from business opportunities in other CARICOM member states, and in turn, there were some CARICOM nationals who were coming to Barbados to live and work. Still, he encouraged more persons to explore job prospects in the region.

He said: “If you qualify under the categories, (and there are about 12 categories now), go to the Barbados Accreditation Council and get your CARICOM Skills Certificate, because when you have that CARICOM Skills Certificate you have the right to reside and work without the need for any work permit in all of the CARICOM countries, with the exception of The Bahamas.”

Ambassador Comissiong noted that he saw his role as helping to make the regional integration movement better rooted in the community and said that he wanted to transform CARICOM into a “people’s organism”.

The CARICOM Skills Certificate can be obtained from the Barbados Accreditation Council at Manor Lodge, Green Hill, St. Michael, for a fee of BDS $100.

cathy.lashley@barbados.gov.bb

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