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Six-month stay soon

Dawne Parris,

Added 08 July 2012

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CARICOM nationals who travel to Barbados should soon be able to stay for up to six months at a time without the hassle of seeking an extension. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has given his commitment to CARICOM leaders that his Government will fall in line with Caribbean neighbours that have fully applied the automatic six-month stay agreed by CARICOM Heads of Government at their summit in Barbados five years ago. Although Barbados already grants CARICOM travellers the stay, it does so in instalments – three months in the first instance and then, if the beneficiary is interested, an additional three months with no objections. However, speaking at the closing Press conference of the 33rd Regular Meeting Of The Conference Of Heads Of Government at Sandals Grande in St Lucia on Friday night, Stuart said that the issue had “been cause for some concern”.

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