PM cancels trip to Caricom meeting, citing pressing national matters

by February 18th, 2020

The Office of the Prime Minister says pressing national matters and ensuring the constitutional composition of the Cabinet, led to the cancellation of Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ trip to a Caricom meeting.

The 31st Inter-sessional meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, is underway in Barbados.

In a statement today, the OPM, says Mr. Holness presided over the meeting of the Cabinet yesterday (February 17) ahead of the appointment of a new minister, Matthew Samuda.

It adds that the decision to forego the Caricom Inter-sessional also comes as the government focuses on preparations for the upcoming budget debates and other national and political matters.

Mr. Holness was slated to attend talks yesterday and today (February 18) at the Caricom Inter-sessional and return to Jamaica tomorrow (February 19).

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, is leading Jamaica’s delegation.