GUYANA has signed the revised Caribbean Community (CARICOM) agreement which established the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), and the Multilateral Air Services Agreement on the margins of the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The agreements were signed on Tuesday, February 27, by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge on behalf of the country.
“The Revised Agreement seeks to update the legal structure of the CXC and contains provisions on associate membership, the security of examinations, privileges and immunities and dispute settlement, amongst others,” the Foreign Affairs Ministry explained on Wednesday.
The agreement was ratified by Guyana on April 29, 1972. On Tuesday, the revised agreement was signed by other member states, including Barbados.
The Multilateral Air Services Agreement (MASA) was also signed by a number of member states, including Guyana. It intends to serve as a mechanism to maximise the economic and social benefits arising from aviation activities for CARICOM Air Carriers, consistent with the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.
The agreement amends the original MASA which was opened for signature in 1996.