PM Skerrit to attend meeting of CARICOM Heads, discuss range of issues

Under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Belize, John Antonio Briceño, the Meeting is scheduled to be held from March 1 to 2, 2022.

Caribbean leaders attend 33rd Inter-Sessional Metting of CARICOM Heads
Caribbean leaders attend 33rd Inter-Sessional Metting of CARICOM Heads

Prime Minister of Dominica Dr Roosvelt Skerrit is set to attend the Thirty-third Intersessional Meeting of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community-CARICOM, held in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

Under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Belize, John Antonio Briceño, the Meeting is scheduled to be held from March 1 to 2, 2022.

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Prime Minister Skerrit will leave Dominica on Sunday, February 27, 2022, to participate in the Meeting.

With an opening session by Secretary-Gebnetal Dr Carla Barnett, Out-Going Chairman Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda; and the Chairman, Prime Minister Briceño. On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, the Meeting began at around 9:00 am and will be closed at around 5:00 pm as per Belize time.

The Meeting hosted by CARICOM will feature the various major issues, such as the post-pandemic economic recovery of the particular region, advancing the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

Moreover, the Heads will also discuss the various aspects of building a more resilient Caribbean Community and the tough situation prevailing in Haiti, such as the political deadlock and security and social-economic challenges.

Reportedly, the Agri-Food systems agenda of the CARICOM will also face advancement by accepting the recommendations which would ensure the regional food and nutrition security. The topic of the Private, Labour and Civil Society is also going to be discussed in the Meeting.

Various outcomes of COP26, a climate conference held in Glasgow, would also be the matter of the Meeting to combat the existential threat of Climate Change to a Caribbean small island and low-lying states.

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The Secretary-General and now Deputy-Secretary General Dr Armstrong Alexis will attend the Meeting in -person for the first time after they took up their office last August and November, respectively.

Reportedly, it is also expected that United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres might address the Meeting.

The sessions of the Meeting will also be live-streamed through the Facebook and YouTube of the CARICOM.