Stuart And Caricom Talk With UN, OAS And IMF Heads

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Regional leaders are in Montego Bay for the 31st Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community. Acting Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart; is pictured (2nd from left), during discussions yesterday at Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-committee on External Trade at the Rose Hall Resort. Also pictured are Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean; (second from right) President of the Republic of Guyana, Bharratt Jagdeo; (left) and Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Baldwin Spencer; (far right).

 

Barbados’ acting Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, today joined his regional counterparts in Jamaica for a full day of closed-door talks with the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon; the Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States, Jose Miguel Insulza; and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The plenary session between the CARICOM leaders and the heads of the three important international institutions is believed to be the first such summit in the region.

Mr. Stuart is attending his first CARICOM Heads of Government Conference in the capacity of acting Prime Minister.

Acting Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart; is pictured (second from left), during discussions yesterday at Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-committee on External Trade at the Rose Hall Resort. Also pictured are Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean;(second from right) President of the Republic of Guyana, Bharratt Jagdeo; (left) and Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Baldwin Spencer; (far right).

 

The 31st Meeting of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, which began in earnest last Sunday in Montego Bay, winds up tomorrow, Wednesday, July 7. During this week’s meeting, CARICOM leaders have been examining a number of agenda items, including Haiti’s progress towards national recovery and development; progress in the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy; and issues that emanated from the recently held G20 summit in Canada.

Yesterday, a sub-committee of the Heads of Government met and discussed matters of external trade.

The nine-member Barbados delegation is expected home this Thursday.??

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