Prime Minister of the Bahamas Philip Davis, speaking in his capacity as the incoming Chairman of the Caribbean Community [CARICOM] has stressed the need for greater regional co-operation.
In his New Year's Message, Mr Davis said the shock of and response to the COVID-19 pandemic was a stark illustration of the limitations of working alone.
He said the region finds itself at a tipping point, which makes it imperative that CARICOM builds on and strengthens the foundations of the last 50 years.
According to him, CARICOM is making strides towards ensuring food and nutrition security, with the region on track to reduce the collective food import bill by 25 per cent by 2025.
On another matter of grave concern, has pledged to help Haiti resolve the political, economic and security challenges which have engulfed that CARICOM member state.