Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Caricom Secretary-General VIsits SVG

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) CARICOM Secretary-General His Excellency Sir Edwin Carrington will visit St Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia next week where he will have a first-hand view of the damage wrought by Hurricane Tomas.

While there he will discuss ways in which the Community and the Secretariat could assist in the aftermath of the storm. The team will visit St Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday 22 November and Saint Lucia the following day. They will have discussions with the Prime Ministers of both countries, Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves and the Hon Stephenson King respectively.

The Secretary-General will be accompanied by Ms. Glenda Itiaba, Chef de Cabinet, Office of the Secretary-General, and Mr. Jeremy Collymore, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).
Hurricane Tomas swept through the Caribbean three weeks ago and caused extensive damage in particular to the agriculture industry in St Vincent and the Grenadines, and left at least 14 dead amid widespread destruction in Saint Lucia.