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UWI presents findings on Caribbean Regional Integration study

For Release Upon Receipt - June 28, 2011

St. Augustine

The UWI Institute of International Relations (IIR) will host a seminar, ‘The Future of Caribbean Regional Integration’ on Thursday 30th June 2011 from 4pm at the IIR Board Room, UWI St. Augustine.

The seminar will highlight key findings from the recent Caribbean Regional Integration study conducted by staff of the IIR. The study sought to analyse the Caribbean regional integration process, to help identify options for moving it forward by helping to inform future strategic engagement by different stakeholders, with a view to facilitating and assisting in the development of the regional integration agenda. The seminar will discuss the pertinent issues and challenges currently facing Caribbean integration as revealed through the study, as well as future directions and recommended solutions.

Presenters at the seminar include Dr Matthew Bishop, Lecturer in IR and Lead Author of report; Professor Emeritus Norman Girvan, (retired) IR faculty and Joint Lead Author of report; Sunity Maharaj, Director of the Lloyd Best Institute; and  Mr Keston Perry, of the Caribbean Movement for Civil Empowerment, to name a few.

The seminar is free to attend and is open to the public. For further information, please call (868) 662 2002 ext 3238 or 3237, or email or

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