On Tuesday July 2, 2019, Mr. Percival Marie, Director General of the Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (CARIFORUM) briefed St. Vincent and the Grenadines on its role as Chairmanship of CARIFORUM.
Mr. Percival Marie held meeting with Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce, Honorable Sir Louis Straker and other senior officials in the Ministry. The Director General also met with senior officials from other key line Ministries within the Government Service of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines assumed its role of Chair of CARIFORUM for one year effective July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2020. Within the period Chairmanship, it is expected that this country will host two Ministerial meetings and senior official meetings on various schematic areas.
The Chairmanship role rotates annually in alphabetical order between the CARIFORUM Member States which comprises of Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.