Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley leaves the country today for the 40th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in St Lucia.
In his absence, Finance Minister Colm Imbert will act as Prime Minister.
The prime minister is being accompanied by Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Dennis Moses.
The regional meeting will run from July 03-05, 2019.
The heads of government are expected to build on the St Ann’s Declaration which was approved in December 2018 at the 18th Special Meeting on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in Trinidad and Tobago.
The special meeting saw the appointment of a ten-member team led by economist Professor Avinash Persaud which was created to advise member states on a growth agenda for the community.
Heads are expected to receive an update on the team’s work at this meeting in St Lucia.
Several other major matters related to security, regional and foreign affairs will also form part of the meeting’s deliberations.