Monday 16 September, 2019

PM heads to CARICOM meeting in St Lucia

Finance Minister Colm Imbert will once more be stepping in as interim Prime Minister as Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley heads to St Lucia for a CARICOM meeting on Tuesday.

The Office of the Prime Minister said in a statement issued Tuesday that Dr Rowley will be attending the 40th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Dennis Moses, will accompany the Prime Minister to the regional meeting which will run from July 3-5, 2019.

At this meeting, Heads of Government are expected to build on the St. Ann’s Declaration which was approved in December 2018 at the 18th Special Meeting on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Special Meeting saw the appointment of a ten-Member team led by Economist Professor Avinash Persaud which was created to advise Member States on a growth agenda for the Community.

Heads are expected to receive an update on the team’s work at this meeting in St Lucia. Several other major matters related to security, regional and foreign affairs will also form part of the meeting’s deliberations.

Imbert will act as Prime Minister until Dr Rowley’s return.

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