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P.M. Stuart soon new CARICOM chair


P.M. Stuart soon new CARICOM chair

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PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART will assume chairmanship of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on July 1, replacing outgoing chairman Perry Christie of The Bahamas.

As the new chairman of the Caribbean Community, Stuart will address the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM on Thursday at the Hilton Barbados at 4:30 p.m.

There will be several addresses by incoming and newly elected Heads, including the Premier of Montserrat, Donaldson Romeo; the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris; the President of Guyana, David Granger; the Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit and the President of Suriname, Desi Bouterse.

Also delivering an address will be CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque.

The ceremony will feature performances by the St Leonard’s Boys’ Choir, the Royal Barbados Police Force BandPinelands Creative Workshop and the Pompasetters Tuk Band and dancers. The master of ceremonies will be Maurice Norville.

The ceremony will be carried live on CBCTV8.

Over 150 delegates will be in Barbados for the summit as well as dozens of journalists and media persons from Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and The Bahamas. (BGIS)