Dr Yvonnette Marshall, Executive Director, the UCJ (3rd left), poses with members of the CSME Barbados Tertiary Students’ Mission to Jamaica during their visit to the UCJ office on Tuesday, March 12, 2016. The delegation included (from left): Melanie Grant, Film Student; Ayanna Young Marshall, Lecturer; Vern Ashby, Law student; Chavier Cummins, History major and Allisia Williams, Law student, all of the UWI Cave Hill Campus.

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), hosted members of the Caribbean Single Market Economy (CSME) Barbados Tertiary Students’ Mission to Jamaica at their office on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

The mission, themed: Students Engaging the CSME through Field Promotion, sought to identify how Jamaica has been implementing its CSME obligations and the extent to which the country is utilising and benefiting from the CSME.

During their visit, the delegation, which comprised of a lecturer and four students from the UWI Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, engaged in an informative and interactive session with the UCJ staff. They were provided with information on the functions of the UCJ and the UCJ’s equivalency programme offered to Caribbean nationals who are in pursuit of the Certificate of Recognition of Caribbean Community Skilled Person. This certificate is required for Caribbean nationals who are seeking employment within the Caribbean region outside their country of birth.