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Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding will be attending a special caucus of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad on Sunday, May 24.
The meeting’s agenda is expected to include: the status of preparations for the negotiations of a CARICOM-Canada trade and development agreement; issues relating to the CARIFORUM-EC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA); update on CARICOM Aid for TRADE initiatives and consideration of the outcome of the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Review.
The CARICOM Heads will also exchange views on the external trade negotiations agenda and will receive an update on the implementation of the decision regarding the incorporation of the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM) into the CARICOM secretariat as a specialized department.
During Mr. Golding’s absence, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Dr. Ken Baugh will be in charge of the Government. The Prime Minister will return to the island on Monday, May 25.