PM for 21st Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads in Dominica


Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding, will lead Jamaica’s delegation to the 21st inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Roseau, Dominica from March 11-12.
The delegation leaves the island tomorrow (March 10) for Dominica.
The Prime Minister will be accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Ken Baugh and other top government officials.
Key matters to be discussed at the meeting include the relief efforts in Haiti following the devastating earthquake on January 12, where Jamaica has been leading the CARICOM charge; and climate change issues.
There will also be an exchange of views with the heads of the International Financial Institutions, including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the International Monetary Fund.
Other matters on the agenda relate to external trade negotiations for a CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement; the status of the implementation of the CARIFORUM-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement; and the renewal of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act.
During the Prime Minister’s absence, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda will be in charge of the government. Prime Minister Golding will return to the island on Saturday, March 13.

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