On Tuesday, last, Guyana signed the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Revised Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and the new Multilateral Air Services Agreement. The signing was done during the Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The revised agreement, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 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.
With regards to the air services, the ministry said: “The Multilateral Air Services Agreement (MASA) 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.