Prime Minister Gonsalves Attends Heads of CARICOM Meeting

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Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Ralph Gonsalves left the state on Monday (Feb. 17) afternoon to attend the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

The meeting is being held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) in Barbados, and taking place over the two-day period of February 18th and 19th. The meeting of CARICOM leaders is expected to include on its agenda, a bilateral engagement between the Government of Canada, represented by Foreign Minister; Francois-Phillippe Champagne and the regional organization.

Barbados, the host of this meeting is the current chair of CARICOM, and is being represented by its Prime Minister Hon. Mia Mottley.

While in Barbados, Prime Minister Gonsalves will also hold a number of bi-lateral meetings with representatives from other countries as well as international organizations.

This country’s delegation to the meeting includes Ambassador to CARICOM and Director of the Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit (RIDU) H.E Allan Alexander and the Budget Director in the Ministry of Finance, Mr Kendrick Morris. The delegation is expected back in the state on Wednesday February 19th, 2020.