PM heads seven-member delegation to Guyana

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart leads a seven-member Barbados delegation to Guyana Wednesday for the 28th inter-sessional meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government.

Stuart will be accompanied by CARICOM Ambassador Robert Bobby Morris; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean; his minister of state Senator Darcy Boyce and his permanent secretary Sonja Welch.

The delegation to the February 16-17 summit also includes McClean’s permanent secretary Cecile Humphrey and the Chief Research Officer in the CSME Unit of the Prime Minister’s Office, Paula Byer.

Regional security matters top the agenda of the summit at which the region’s leaders are due to sign the protocol amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an organ of the Community, and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an institution of the Community.

Also down for discussion are issues of correspondent banking; tourism, the status of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), relations with the Dominican Republic and Barbados’ hosting of CARIFESTA XIII in August this year.

In Stuart’s absence, Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy will act as Prime Minister.

Source: (BGIS)

13 Responses to PM heads seven-member delegation to Guyana

  1. hcalndre February 15, 2017 at 4:30 am

    Guyanese, don`t forget how you were mistreated by this administration when your citizens were in Barbados and was kicked out, they complain that the Guyanese were sending out all of the bajan dollars back to Guyana and only a few days a caller was asking the government to look into it, little do she know about the money transfer system and how it works but I`m glad that the host of the call-in program did research to clear the matter. They are no other caribbean island even those that have more people than Barbados in the US that remits more money than bajans and that`s a fact. The caller probably did not know when the bajans flock BG as it was called then and sent back money to their families.

  2. hcalndre February 15, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Was there a need to take 7 member group to Guyana in these times, every one of them has a secretary and the secretary has a a secretary it seem to me. Taxpayers money again.

    • John Everatt February 15, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      I was thinking the exact same thing. The government people that go on these trips all travel first class (if available) and stay at first class hotels eating first class meals all paid for from the meager foreign currency funds that the country has. Would it not be possible to send one or two maximum on these many trips.

  3. jrsmith February 15, 2017 at 5:49 am

    We are not learning anything , this is such a dum exercise how does (CARICOM ) work .. and single market what single market , who put what in and who take what out…. please dont consider the (EEC/ EU) that will be gone in 2 years…. lucky the (UK) got out……

  4. Tony Webster February 15, 2017 at 5:56 am

    HOGS…at the trough again! To be fair, they will most likely do the right thing, and applaud their boy Ralphie, who has “opened” his new toy airport, with no major airlines yet flying in there …

    Another round of champers please…

  5. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore February 15, 2017 at 8:27 am

    It would be better for us if he were to stay there. Doubt whether they would want him. Not fit for any useful purpose.

  6. Santini More
    Santini More February 15, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Dear Guyana we send you our treasured PM. Please feel free to keep him. Yours Sincerely, the exhausted, frustrated, impoverished people of Barbados.

  7. Peter February 15, 2017 at 9:33 am

    hcalndre and Tony Web, You both are spot on in your individual comments. I hope Bajans get the knowledge, especially Arthur ans Carson C cadogan, that Guyana rescued Barbadians in the late 1800’s and welcomed tens of thousands of them to come down to the then BG to work and live and rebuild their lives when there was a serious depression hit them with no food on the shelves, no money, and they were forced to catch the rats in the cane fields to cook and eat. and that right now history is repeating itself and now over 15,000 undocumented Barbadians are squatting on a 45 mile stretch of land on the Soezdyke -Linden Highway. and to which the Guyana government told them that they are Caribbean brothers and sisters and gave them the land free. Tony web…. More than likely Stuart will be asking President Granger for US dollars to help the Bajan economy and to save the pending devaluation. The Governor of the Central Bank is the “fall” guy. Sinckler has to find someone to blame for this mess.

  8. Alex Alleyne February 15, 2017 at 10:02 am

    WHY SO MANY ??????. How much will this trip cost the TAX PAYER????.

  9. Realist February 15, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Please, please, pleassee keep him, don’t send him back. He doesn’t make any noise so he wouldn’t disturb anybody. In essence he is a mute. Give us some off time please.

  10. Leroy February 15, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Waste of $, they should video-conference, digicel/lime could ea$ily facilitate and only meet once a yr (2 or 3 representatives only) to sign finalized agreed policy and not “intent to impliment” type of stuff.

  11. Jennifer February 15, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Blame the ones who sit silently and drink off of that Caribbean black breast, who gave us THEIR education and culture. Who still got the chains on and watching us clamber over each other in the BARREL. No wonder nothing can’t get done. This is just another Bull Shyt* exercise with nothing materializing other than more waste money spent on travel expenses.

  12. Troy February 15, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Another waste of tax payers money. That’s all he’s good for…..pomp and pageantry. Glorified ribbon cutter. He needs to get this ship back on course.


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