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Jamaica focus on trade, investment at Summit


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Jamaica focus on trade, investment at Summit

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will lead Jamaica’s delegation to the Fifth Summit of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba.

The Summit will be held in Havana, Cuba, on Monday.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister is slated to lead discussions on a range of trade, investment and cooperation issues of benefit to Jamaica with the country’s closest neighbour. Jamaica and Cuba are currently engaged in several areas of technical cooperation, and culture, sports, health and agriculture have been identified as some of the possible areas for further cooperation.

Prime Minister Miller, as the Chairman of the CARICOM Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on External Trade, is also expected to lead discussions on trade and investment involving Cuba and the 15 member countries of CARICOM.

During the visit to Cuba, the Prime Minister has been specially invited to be a keynote speaker, along with Cuban President Raul Castro, at an Official Ceremony tomorrow, to commemorate the 118th Anniversary of the Death of Cuban Liberator and Hero, Lieutenant General Antonio Maceo, an icon of the Cuban War of Independence.

Maceo had spent considerable time in Jamaica, where his mother also lived and died. (PR)

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