PRESS RELEASE – Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony is in Kingston, Jamaica, where a Summit will be held between the United States and CARICOM.
During the Official visit of the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama to Jamaica on April 9, 2015, a meeting will be held between the President and Heads of State and Government of CARICOM to discuss issues such as Competitiveness/Prosperity, Renewable Energy, Security and other matters of mutual interest.
After the CARICOM Summit in Jamaica, Prime Minister Anthony will travel to Panama City, Panama, for the seventh Summit of the Americas to be held on April 10-11, 2015.
The Heads of State and Government of the Americas will address the Seventh Summit central theme, “Prosperity with Equity: The Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas”, within which will be discussed several sub-themes, among them education, health, energy, environment, migration, security, citizen participation and democratic governance.
The Summit, which occurs every three years, offers the opportunity for countries to jointly define a hemispheric agenda at the highest level to address urgent challenges and propel positive change.
Prime Minister Anthony is expected to return to Saint Lucia on Monday, April 13, 2015.
Hon. Philip J. Pierre, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport will act as Prime Minister during his absence.