Prime Minister Dr Hon Ralph Gonsalves left the state on the afternoon of, Monday, February 17, 2019, to attend the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
The meeting is being held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) in Barbados, and will take place over the two-day period of February 18th and 19th.
The meeting of CARICOM leaders is expected to include on its agenda, a bilateral engagement between the Government of Canada, represented by the Foreign Minister; Francois-Phillippe Champagne and the regional organisation.
Barbados, the host of this meeting is the current chair of CARICOM, and is being represented by its Prime Minister the Hon Mia Mottley
While in Barbados, Prime Minister Gonsalves will also hold a number of bilateral meetings with representatives from other countries as well as international organisations.
This country’s delegation to the meeting includes Ambassador to CARICOM and Director of the Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit (RIDU) H.E Allan Alexander and the Budget Director in the Ministry of Finance, Mr Kendrick Morris.
The delegation is expected back in the state on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.