#Nassau, The Bahamas – February 18, 2020 —- The Cabinet Office announced that Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis would travel to Bridgetown, Barbados on Monday 17 February 2020 to attend the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
The Prime Minister will lead a delegation of senior government officials to the two-day meeting (18-19 February), including Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield; His Excellency Reuben Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador to CARICOM States; and the Hon. Travis Robinson, MP.
Discussions on the Meeting’s agenda include security, blacklisting and border issues. The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, will address CARICOM leaders as a special guest.
Prime Minister Minnis will meet with Prime Minister Trudeau on the margins of the Meeting to discuss matters of mutual interest to The Bahamas and Canada.
Inter-Sessional meetings allow Conference Heads and other stakeholders to discuss progress made and challenges faced on matters of mutual interest related to CARICOM, and serve as an opportunity to engage representatives from the international community and civil society.
The 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting will be chaired by the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Mia Mottley, who assumed chairmanship of the Conference for the six-month period commencing 1 January 2020.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, will act as Prime Minister in the Prime Minister’s absence.
Prime Minister Minnis returns to The Bahamas on Thursday 20 February 2020.