Minister Carty to represent Federation at CDB’s 43rd Board of Governors Meeting

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MAY 21st 2013 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis will be represented at the Caribbean Development Bank’s 43rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in St. Lucia at what is expected to be intense as members plot a fiscal way forward for the upcoming term.

Acting Minister of Finance and Temporary Governor, Sen. the Hon. Nigel Carty will represent Minister of Finance, the Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas. Mr. Carty will be accompanied by Acting Financial Secretary, Mrs. Hilary Hazel at the May 22nd and 23rd, 2013 meeting.

The CDB Board of Governors met on Monday 20th May and the Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services (CTCS) will host a Train the Trainer workshop for medium and small enterprises. These sessions are specifically geared towards women and aims to equip them with management tools and models.

The Barbados-based financial institution has announced the launch of a dedicated microsite, for the Board of Governors meeting at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort, St. Lucia.

Assistant Bank Secretary, Mr. Volville Forsythe stated, “The Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors is a major event on the Bank’s calendar. The microsite will serve as a quick reference point for delegates and interested persons on the specifics of the meeting, inclusive of a detailed agenda of planned activities with seminar times, overviews and presenters’ biographies. The site will also serve as a repository of articles, photographs, videos and publications shared during the meeting.”

He added: “The creation of a microsite is in keeping with our ‘green’ meeting policy to share information electronically wherever possible. As such, limited copies of our 2012 Annual Report will be printed and instead, persons are invited to visit the website after the Opening Ceremony on May 22, to download the 2012 Annual Report and to view the pre-recorded and written statements by the Governors.”

It has been designed to provide key information in an easy-to-navigate, user-friendly format. It is segmented into three main sections: About the Annual Meeting, Agenda and Newsroom.

About the Meeting features information about the host countries, registration guidelines and media accreditation details, while the Agenda provides scheduled activities by day and category, as well as seminar overviews. Stories, photos and videos from the Meeting and its pre-activities can be accessed in the Newsroom.

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