Minister to attend Small Island States conference in Samoa

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Minister to attend Small Island States conference in Samoa
Minister Fletcher
Minister Fletcher


GIS –
The Republic of China on Taiwan is financing the participation of the Government of Saint Lucia in the 3rd International UN Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa.

Ambassador James Chang handed over a cheque to the Minister for Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Hon. Dr. James Fletcher on Monday, to facilitate participation in the conference, which is aimed at determining how much progress has been made since the implementation of the Barbados Program of Action in 1994. The Barbados Program of Action outlines the framework of action in support of small island states in the Caribbean, Pacific and Mediterranean regions.

According to the Minister for Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Hon. Dr. James Fletcher, the event is significant.

“For Saint Lucia, it’s important because the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia is the one who, in the quasi CARICOM cabinet, has lead responsibility for sustainable development and climate change,” he said. “Much of what we will be discussing in Samoa revolves around sustainable development and climate change issues. Saint Lucia been very fortunate to be playing a lead role in a lot of the negotiations.”

Dr. Fletcher added that Saint Lucia chairs the CARICOM Task Force on Sustainable Development, which, in addition to handling sustainable development and climate change issues, is also responsible for preparing for the upcoming conference.

The minister will be accompanied by technical staff from the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology. The conference will be held from September 1-4.

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  1. Did he did have to provide justification for him to go on that trip? Surely the answer is NO! Yet public officers who have to attend important conferences which also have implications for the island must provide justification to their P.S. Eh Bien!

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  2. What's in it for me huh..dem guys only traveling.you can call them guy office workers no production..nothing to show at the end of the day..no wonder we so poor..what we need is work like china, India, Vietnam, and other. .who cares, come on kenny bring some more roots man , man of the soil to help us...poor people feedup

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