May 9, 2008
SVG delegation to attend Caricom meetings in Antigua

A delegation from St.Vincent and the Grenadines is attending two Caricom meetings in Antigua later this week.{{more}}

The meetings are the 26th Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development, COTED, and the 11th meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations.

The country’s delegation is being led by the head of the Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit, Ellsworth John, and will include the Trade Officer Clarence Harry and Foreign Service Officer Andrea Hazell.

The COTED meeting will look at a number of pressing trade issues in the region, including the implementation of the CSME, Caricom/ Canada Trade Negotiations, and the EPA and Regional Integration.

The Foreign Relations meeting will examine Caricom Foreign Policy matters, and will look at important meetings for next year, including the Fifth Summit on the Americas, and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, slated for Port of Spain.

The meetings started yesterday May 8th, and will conclude tomorrow May 10th.