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Prime Minister Bruce Golding and the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar will be having bilateral meetings tomorrow (Thursday, July 8) at Jamaica House when she visits with him in Kingston .

Chairman of CARICOM and Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Hon. Bruce Golding (left), speaks with newly elected Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar (right), at the opening of the 31st Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of the Caribbean Community, held at the Half Moon Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James, on Sunday (July 4)

Both Prime Ministers will be holding discussions on a number of areas of co-operation including commercial aviation and specifically Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines.
At a press conference at the Caricom meeting in Montego Bay yesterday, (July 6) the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister noted that crime and national security were of vital importance to all the countries of the Caribbean and that there was a lot of narcotic-related crime, including trafficking through the waters of her country. This subject is expected to come up for discussion when she meets with PM Golding.
The visit will see Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar touring the University of the West Indies and the St. Andrew High school for girls. The Prime Minister made a special request to visit the St. Andrew High School for girls, where she taught after graduating from the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). She will also attend the official opening by Prime Minister Golding of the new kiln at the Caribbean Cement Company at Rockfort.
The Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister will receive a courtesy call from the Opposition leader, Portia Simpson Miller on Friday July 9, and visit the Mustard Seed Communities’ Loaves and Fishes Ministries, and will be hosted by the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce at a private luncheon. She will leave the island on Friday afternoon.

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