Modest July CARICOM summit
CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Preparations for St. Lucia’s hosting of the annual Caribbean Community Summit are well underway, with incoming Chairman Prime Minister Kenny Anthony stating that arrangements would be modest but dignified given current economic difficulties in the 15-nation regional bloc.
Anthony said the arrangements “will be modest but dignified. This is a very difficult time for all the economies of CARICOM and there is really is no room for extravagance of any kind.”
The 33rd regular meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government will be held from July 4 to July 6.
“What we lack in our resources will be compensated by the legendary hospitality of our people. As plans progress, we will ensure that the public is kept fully informed as we are anxious that our visitors are made comfortable in our midst”, the St Lucian leader said in a statement yesterday.
The 2011 CARICOM summit was held last July in Basseterre, the St Kitts-Nevis capital. (CMC)