Social Security delegates from across the Region met in St. Kitts and Nevis, June 06th – 09th for the 29th CARICOM Heads of Social Security Meeting, held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort.The Heads of Social Security held discussions on Strenghtening Implementation of the CARICOM Agreement on Social Security; Submission of Data on the CARICOM Agreement.
During the opening ceremony, featured speaker Mr. Timothy Antoine, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank focused on three (3) key messages for the sustainability of Social Security systems:
1. The adoption of fiscal resilence framework by Governments is critical to help safeguard the sustainability of Social Security schemes
2. Governments and Social Security Boards ought to adopt a sense of urgency about implementation of key reform and
3. Collective action, as a region, is essential to manage risks and seize opportunities that confront Social Security schemes.