PM Browne leads Antigua and Barbuda delegation to CARICOM Meeting in Barbados


Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne is today leading Antigua and Barbuda’s delegation to the Thirty-First Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Prime Minister Browne who arrived in Barbados on Monday, said that the two-day meeting has a packed agenda that includes discussion on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, crime and violence issues, CARICOM advocacy against Blacklisting, de-risking and withdrawal of correspondent banking services and the establishment of a CARICOM diplomatic office in Kenya.

Preceding the start of the official meetings, the country leader attended and spoke at a special retirement reception for the former Chairman of LIAT (1974) Limited, Dr. the Hon. Jean Holder.  He noted that Dr. Holder has served LIAT and the region well and has navigated LIAT through some of its most difficult periods and the region owes him a debt of gratitude.

In attendance and speaking at the reception were Prime Ministers Ralph Gonsalves, Mia Motley, Roosevelt Skerrit, Keith Mitchell; and Incoming Chairman the Right Hon. Owen Arthur and Chief Executive Officer of LIAT Mrs. Julie Reifer-Jones.

The Heads of Government will also discuss a proposal for a declaration of a fourth international decade for the eradication of colonialism 2021-2130,  the election of the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States and the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China.

Prime Minister Browne is accompanied by Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade Minister the Hon. E. P. Chet Greene; and Ambassadors Dr. Clarence Henry and Colin Murdoch.

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  1. Not even a single FEMALE is worthy of being part of this delegation? I thought the government was all about gender equality? well well what a strong subliminal message.

    • You are carrying this female equality thing too far!!! A woman not being a part of a particular delegation does not mean anything.

  2. Actually SDG number 5 is Gender Equality (as set by the United Nations General assembly). If Antigua and Barbuda hopes to maintain it’s standing in the international community and “achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”, it behooves us to ensure that we create more opportunities for our precious FEMALES to be included in and at the forefront of policy making and other decisions. Our ranking on the Gender Equity Index is low. We have made progress, but we must continue to lift up our women. 2030 is just around the corner.

  3. I am appealing to my Prime Minister Hon. Gaston Browne please wear a TIE at these special meeting. Does not look good that you are the only Person Not wearing a Tie. Hope you will take my advice. I am your STRONG Supporter.

  4. Allen Chastanet directly look old and weary. What could be stressing him out so? I know it’s not LIAT because he doesn’t give a shit about the airline.

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