PM Skerrit to attend CARICOM meeting in St. Vincent

PM Skerrit is among heads of state attending the CARICOM meeting
PM Skerrit is among heads of state attending the CARICOM meeting

Prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, will be among heads of state attending the Intercessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

The two-day meeting, starting Monday, will take place at Buccament Bay, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

It will focus on information and communication technology, human resource development, sustainable development in the region and the state of the regional
economy.

The opening session will be addressed by CARICOM Chairman Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, immediate past Chair Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque.

The heads of government will receive preliminary reports from a Commission on the Economy and a Transportation Commission, as well as the use of marijuana for medical purposes and on the issue of reparations and native genocide.

The Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP) met on Saturday and had a first look at the report of the Commission on the Economy and forwarded its views to the heads of government.

President of the Regional Council of Martinique, Serge Letchimy, will meet with the Leaders, while the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, will hold discussions with the Community’s Foreign Ministers.

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4 Comments

  1. mike
    March 11, 2014

    Let me know when he is heading to Far away and will he be taking Hatley Henry with him.

  2. Labor Power!!!
    March 10, 2014

    My PM, when it is your turn to address CARICOM members please advise them NOT to sell their passports to just about anyone. Please tell them that your people in Dominica are very concerned and nervous about the Malaysian aircraft that went missing Saturday night with 239 passengers, of which two had stolen passports. Tell them that Dominicans are hoping the two stolen passports were not sold to criminals. My PM, although we are not trying to say that was the case, please tell them that our BP is running high.

  3. Native & indigenous
    March 10, 2014

    I see on the agenda, that talks on reparations and native genocide will be held, i am not sure when they refer to native whether they mean the Caribbean indigenous people or the kalinago people. but should that be the case i think it is unfortunate for heads of state to go on discussing reparations on our behalf when no discussions are held locally with us the indigenous people to understand how we feel and what we consider to be our loss.
    I would like to think the indigenous people of Trinidad & Tobago , St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Dominica, and to a lesser extent Guadeloupe Martinique and even St.Lucia. shares the same sentiments.

  4. March 10, 2014

    Team D’ica have set a standard and Skerrit have no choice but to follow in times pass we wouldnt know where the PM was going too it’s maybe late but informing the public of his movement was something that he never did before.

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