January 2010

MIGRATION studies have all alluded to the inherent migratory tendency of man. Theoretical explanations give credence to the push-pull dynamic that is responsible for this migratory pattern. It alludes to the fact that there is an inherent desire within humans to increment material wealth and improve natural conditions which often impels them to relocate to a new territory.

TRADE - The economic forces of the 21st century make it imperative for the countries of the Northern Caribbean to develop a trade framework which will translate into stronger and more competitive economies, by seizing the opportunities for increased trade through cooperation and information sharing. The region is highly dependent on trade and international capital flows and will continue to be so for some time.

SECURITY - The countries of the Northern Caribbean are faced with some common security problems. In responding to these problems, their geographic proximity may be exploited for greater cooperation in this sub-region.