CARICOM BUREAU OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT MEETS WITH PRIME MINISTER SPENCERThursday 16th February 2012
Members of the Bureau of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community CARICOM, on Monday held discussions with Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. W. Baldwin Spencer before departing on a two-day mission to Haiti.
The meeting held between President of Suriname and Chairman of CARICOM His Excellency Desire Bouterse, Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister the Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas, Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia the Honourable Philip Pierre, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Suriname His Excellency Winston Lackin, Secretary General of CARICOM Irwin LaRocque and Prime Minister Spencer centred on the possible outcome of the mission to Haiti.
According to Prime Minister Spencer, the Bureau of Heads during their meeting with Haitian President Michel Martelly will reaffirm CARICOM’s commitment to Haiti, discuss ways in which CARICOM can contribute to the development of the public sector in Haiti and examine ways of further cooperation.
“The purpose of the visit is to engage with the Government of Haiti with respect to its priorities which would assist in determining the nature of assistance required of the Community to that Member State. The visit will also serve to emphasise continued support for the country in its reconstruction and development efforts following the 2010 earthquake and explore ways for strengthening Haiti’s participation in CARICOM.”
During the visit to Haiti, the CARICOM officials will also meet with Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille and members of the Haitian cabinet along with members of parliament, the media and the private sector. The Bureau Heads were in-transit in Antigua on their way to Haiti.(Ends)
Digital photos by Maurice F. Merchant:
1. Foreign Minister of Suriname Winston Lackin, Prime Minister Spencer, Prime Minister Douglas, President Bouterse, Deputy Prime Minister Pierre and Secretary General LaRocque
2. Prime Minister Spencer escorting the Heads to the aircraft before they departed the V.C. Bird International Airport on Monday
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