PM Browne urges Business establishments to mount tree planting exercises


Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne on Thursday, joined the First Caribbean International Bank at the University of the West Indies Five Islands Campus for the planting of five trees as part of a year-long campaign celebrating one hundred years of the bank.

During his remarks, Prime Minister Browne outlined the importance of planting trees, stating that it’s one of the most inexpensive responses to climate change and at the same time addresses the global warming issue in reduces temperatures as well as sequestering carbon, and induce greater rainfalls.

Prime Minister Browne was joined in the tree planning exercise by Chairman of the Board of UWI Five Islands, Ambassador Aziz Hadeed, Pro Vice Chancellor of UWI Five Islands, Professor Densil Williams, Director, Sales OECS and Country Head, Antigua of First Caribbean, Ms. Ladesa James-Willilams, a student from the Five Islands Primary School and President of the Student Guild of UWI Five Islands.

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