BARBADOS AND TRINIDAD MEET TO DISCUSS BILATERAL FISHERIES AGREEMENT

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High-level delegations of the Governments of Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago met on Monday, January 22, in Port of Spain, for discussions on the matter of the conclusion of a Fisheries Agreement between the two countries.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs and Development, the Hon. Mia A. Mottley, who headed the Barbados delegation, indicated that since
discussions towards the conclusion of a bilateral Fisheries Agreement are continuing, there could be no public comment on the substance of the talks at this stage.

Ms. Mottley, however, revealed the members of her team which comprised the Hon. Kerrie Symmonds, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; Sir Henry Forde, KA QC, Barbados’ Chief Negotiator for fisheries;Mr. Oliver Grant, current President of the Barbados Union of Fisherfolk Organisations (BARNUFO’, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, NULL, NULL, 0); Ms. Angela Watson, immediate past President of BARNUFO; and officials of the Fisheries Division and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

On the Trinidad and Tobago side, the delegation was led by the Hon. John Jeremie, Attorney General, and included Foreign Minister, the Hon. Arnold A. Piggott.

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