Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport, Philip J. Pierre, will represent Saint Lucia at the meeting with Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Trinidad and Tobago.
Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony is away on an official visit to Cuba and so is unable to attend the meeting.
Vice President Biden will visit Trinidad and Tobago as part of a tour to Latin American countries, aimed at consolidating a stronger relationship with Latin America and the Caribbean region. The potential use of mobile phones for banking, health and education services, as well as the energy potential within the region will feature as subjects of discussion between the United States and the region.
During Minister Pierre’s absence, Minister for Education, Human Resource Development and Labour, Dr. Robert Lewis, will serve as acting prime minister until the return of Pierre.