BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, November 06, 2019 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris is presently leading a St. Kitts and Nevis delegation to the 2019 Caribbean Forum on Regional Transformation for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth, taking place today, Wednesday, November 06 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandifold Center in Barbados.
The forum, which is designed to explore avenues for regional transformation with the aim of achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, is now in its 9th year and is jointly organized by the Government of Barbados, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
It brings together senior policymakers, public and private stakeholders, as well as multilateral development partners.
While there, Prime Minister Harris is expected to attend three panel discussions that will focus on leveraging institutional arrangements to boost regional integration, developing an appropriate approach to tax incentives, as well as the need for Caribbean countries to work closely together in creating a disaster resilience strategy.
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister will join the Honourable Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; the Honourable Allen Chastanet, the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, as well as the President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. William Warren Smith and the Director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the IMF, Mr. Alejandro Werner on the fourth panel that will look at the challenges the Caribbean faces in a changing geopolitical environment.
Prime Minister Harris is being accompanied by Senior Minister the Honourable Vance Amory and Permanent Representative for St. Kitts and Nevis to the Organization of American States (OAS), His Excellency Dr. Everson Hull.