Saint Lucia: Saint Lucia Prime Minister Phillip J Pierre left the country in order to attend the 44th Regular Meeting of the CARICOM. In these meetings, all the Government heads of the Caribbean Community will partake, and this meeting is scheduled to be in Nassau, Bahamas, from February 15 to 17, 2023.
The motive of the conference is to discuss common issues and their solutions in the presence of all the Caribbean leaders. The official opening of the CARICOM meeting was held yesterday, February 15, at the Atlantis Bahamas.
On the first day of the CARICOM conference, they presented the 13th CARICOM Triennial Award for Women, with an aim to honour women’s excellence and their role in the Caribbean Community.
The Government leaders are scheduled to meet during the closed plenary sessions, which will be held today i.e. February 16 and 17, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Baha Mar. The Meeting of Heads of Government includes the Heads of Government of the Member States of CARICOM. It is the supreme Organ of the Caribbean Community and decides and provides its policy direction.
The Prime Minister of Bahamas, Philip Davis, heads the CARICOM meeting. Moreover, the Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Ernest Hilaire, will be the acting Prime Minister of the country till February 20, 2023.
As per the reports, Crisis-ridden Haiti will be the main agenda item of the three-day CARICOM meeting. The Bahamas will also be going to welcome their special guest, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
According to Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell, this would be a crucial meeting. Haiti suffered a lot because of the collapse in the political system, and countries worldwide are trying to see how they can help Haiti as Haiti is the most populous and poorest CARICOM member and also the last one to join the group in 2002.