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Prime Minister heads to St Vincent

Published:Saturday | March 8, 2014 | 12:38 PM

Prime Minister Simpson Miller leaves the island today for St Vincent and the Grenadines, where she will attend the Twenty Fifth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

The meeting will be held from 9th-11th March.

The Office of the Prime Minister says Simpson Miller in her capacity as Chairman of the CARICOM Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on External Negotiations will provide an update on External Trade Issues, in particular the ongoing negotiations for a CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement.

The meeting will also focus on the economic situation facing member states and the region, the CARICOM Reform Process towards the establishment of a five year strategic plan for growth and development in the region, as well as issues of climate change, citizenship, security, reparations for native genocides and slavery and the use of marijuana for medical or health purposes.

The CARICOM Heads are also expected to receive a report on the implication for decision making of the Shanique Myrie ruling.

The Prime Minister is accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator A.J. Nicholson; Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Onika Miller; Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Trinidad & Tobago, Sharon Saunders along with other technical, support, security and communications staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Office of the Prime Minister and the Jamaica Information Service.

Simpson Miller will return to the island on March 12.

While the Prime Minister is away on official business, Dr Omar Davis, Minister of Housing, Transport and Works will be in charge of the Government.


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