Caricom Heads meet in Haiti February 18-19

Haiti will host the Intersessional Meeting of the conference of heads of government of the Carib-bean Community (Caricom) for the first time on February 18-19, 2013.  Haiti assumed the Chair of the Community for the first time on January 1, 2013.

The arrangements for the meeting were agreed to at the thirty-first meeting of  the Caribbean Community Council of Ministers when they met in Georgetown on January14, 2013.

The Council comprising Ministers responsible for Caricom Affairs, the second highest decision-making organ of the Community also discussed the reform process within the Community.

That discussion benefited from a presentation by Winston Dookeran, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, on a new thrust for the integration process.

Plans to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Caricom were also presented during the meeting as well as preparations for CARIFESTA XI which will be held in Suriname August 16-25, 2013.

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