Roseau, June 30, 2023: Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit will assume the Chairmanship of CARICOM when the Forty-Fifth Regular Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government is held in Trinidad and Tobago from July 3-5, 2023.
The occasion coincides with the 50th anniversary of CARICOM, established on July 4, 1973 by the Treaty of Chaguaramas to promote economic integration and cooperation among member states.
The leaders will discuss Agriculture and Food Security, the Caribbean Single Market and Economy, Energy Security, and Climate Change and Climate Finance. The Situation in Haiti and Regional Air and Sea Transport are also on the agenda for more discussion.
Hon. Dr. Vince Henderson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Business, Trade and Energy; Minister for National Security and Legal Affairs; and Hon. Denise Charles, Minister for Tourism are accompanying the Prime Minister to the meeting.
Prime Minister Skerrit will address the opening ceremony scheduled for 5pm on Monday, July 3 , 2023. The ceremony will be broadcast live via the Government Information Service (GIS), DBS Radio and Government of Dominica social media platforms.
In the Prime Minister’s absence from the state, Hon. Dr. Irving McIntyre will act as Prime Minister.