Monday, April 22, 2024

Acting PM at Caricom Summit

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Acting Prime Minister Freundel Stuart on Monday joined his regional counterparts in Jamaica for a full day of closed-door talks with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza and IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The plenary session between the CARICOM leaders and the heads of the three important international institutions is believed to be the first such summit in the region. Stuart is attending his first CARICOM Heads Of Government Conference in the capacity of Prime Minister.The 31st Meeting of Heads Of Government Of The Caribbean Community, which began in earnest last Sunday in Montego Bay, winds up tomorrow. CARICOM leaders have been examining a number of matters, including Haiti’s progress towards national recovery and development; progress in the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy; and issues that emanated from the recently held G20 Summit in Canada. Yesterday, a sub-committee of the Heads of Government met and discussed external trade.The nine-member Barbados delegation is expected home tomorrow. (BGIS)

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