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Prime Minister Bruce Golding will leave the island on Wednesday ( March 11) to attend the 20th Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Caricom Heads of Government, set for March 12-13 in Belize City, Belize.
High on the agenda for discussions by the Caricom Heads will be the impact of the global economic crisis on the region.
The Heads will be discussing a report released by the World Bank, over the weekend, which indicated that developing countries will face a shortfall of US$700-billion this year, with private capital flows to emerging markets collapsing to 17-percent of their 2007 levels.
Prior to the inter-sessional meeting, the Caricom Heads will hold a meeting on Wednesday (March 11) of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), as well as that of the group of Heads of Government, established to consider issues related to the Governance of the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM).
Prime Minister Golding will be accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr Kenneth Baugh, senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the Prime Minister.
From the Caricom meeting in Belize, Mr. Golding will go on to Orlando, Florida, for a meeting with Tavistock International for discussions on the Harmony Cove Resort Development.
While the Prime Minister is away, Labour and Social Security Minister, Pearnel Charles, will be in charge of the Government from March 11-13.
Deputy Prime Minister Baugh, who will return following the Caricom meeting, will take charge of the government from Saturday March 14 until the return of Prime Minister Golding on Monday, March 16.

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