St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew of St Kitts and Nevis has attended the Forty-Fourth meeting of the Heads of CARICOM (The Caribbean Community and Common Market), started on 15 February 2023 in Nassau, Bahamas, under the leadership of Prime Minister, Phillip Davis.
As per the updates, Prime Minister Terrance Drew addressed the conference with his opening remarks and welcomed the other leaders of CARICOM to the event.
He took to his official social media handle to share a glimpse of the event, where he addressed alarming challenges and hurdles confronting them as the small island nation.
According to his social media updates, several world leaders and government officials registered their presence during the forty-fourth meeting of the Caribbean community and common market, such as the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Bahamas, Phillip Davis, along with the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Brown and the President of the import-export bank of Africa, Dr Benedict Okey Oramah and other Caribbean leaders.
Furthermore, during the conference Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis also extended his immense gratitude and thankfulness to the Prime Minister of Bahamas, Phillip Davis, for organizing the 44th meeting of CARICOM in Nassau city and for the first time hosting Caribbean leaders for discussing national issues and potential solutions to tackle them.
During his address, PM Terrance Drew cited, “As the small island countries, we are standing at the crossroads, and all the members of CARICOM must come together to discuss and reinvent solutions to deal with the alarming issues.”
He added that the ongoing war in Ukraine has also imposed economic threats to our small island states due to the increased product prices.
Prime Minister carried forward his address and stated that the Covid-19 pandemic has also affected the growth of the nation’s economy, after which the grants and concessional fees have helped in the economic recovery to a great extent.
During his end notes, he pointed out the vital role played by the CARICOM forum towards the betterment of the Caribbean community through regular meetings and discussions to introduce new measures to resolve such issues and challenges they face as small island nations.