BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MARCH 18TH 2014 (CUOPM – The just concluded 25th Inter-Sessional of the Conference of Caribbean Heads of Government provided regional leaders an opportunity to discuss several issues.
“We had an extremely packed but very constructive session because those two days gave Heads a much-needed opportunity to consult on a range of matters of import to our region – from the role of information and communications technology in the future of the Caribbean, to trade and development with Canada,” said St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas during his weekly radio programme “Ask the Prime Minister.”
He told listeners that Caribbean leaders also discussed climate change, the importance of the region’s ongoing human resource development, the dangers of money laundering and the decriminalisation of marijuana.
“We discussed relations between Venezuela and Guyana; between Belize and Guatemala; and the deeply troubling ruling by the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic which would affect not only persons of Haitian descent, as many erroneously assume, but persons descended from other Caribbean islands as well,” said Prime Minister Douglas.
He said Caribbean leaders also discussed the situation in the Turks & Caicos and reparations.
“It was a meeting of the minds in the interest of our respective countries, and in the interest of protecting and honouring a stable, well managed, internationally respected Caribbean,” said Prime Minister Douglas.