Prime Minister Barrow heads to Jamaica for CARICOM meeting

By on July 2, 2018

CARICOM Heads of Government
[Photo | Caribbean Community Secretariat]

Belmopan, CAYO. Monday, July 2, 2018. Prime Minister Dean Barrow will be among regional leaders who will gather in Montego Bay, Jamaica this week in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

The 29th regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community opens on Wednesday under the chairman of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness.

When the meeting opens, the regional leaders will welcome their newest member, Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley. She was swept to power on May 24 when her party won all the seats in the General Elections in Barbados.

Keith Mitchell of Grenada and Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda are making return appearances, having just been re-elected in their respective countries.

At the opening ceremonies on Wednesday evening, outgoing chairman, Haiti’s president Jovenel Moise will formally hand over to Jamaica’s Andrew Holness.

According to the CARICOM Secretariat, when the regional Heads of Government go into their plenary caucus on July 5, they will have on the agenda for discussion some weighty matters, including implementation of the Single Market and Economy, Crime and Security in the Region and emerging geopolitical developments which can have an impact on the region’s growth prospects.

Prime Minister Dean Barrow left the country over the weekend and is scheduled to make make a stop over in the United States for medical consultations for his ailing back before returning to Belize on Saturday, July 7.

Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber is holding over the reigns of government until Mr. Barrow returns this weekend.

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