Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew, has felt delighted to join other Head of the Government of CARICOM: Caribbean Community to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the community.
The celebrations of the 50th anniversary were held at the venue where the historic signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas. During these celebrations, the 45th Regular Meeting of the Heads of the Government was held, where the Prime Ministers discussed various important and essential topics. These key topics included major issues such as climate change, food security and climate finance agenda.
Along with the above, ongoing Haiti difficulties were also discussed. These topics included security issues, external relations, and the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).
As per the update, on July 4 (Tuesday), the CARICOM Community celebrated its 50th anniversary by organising a Flag Raising event and planting a Time Capsule. On the same day, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica and Chairman of CARICOM – Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, addressed the audience of the meeting. Along with him, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago – Keith Rowley, also welcomed the Prime Ministers to attend the 45th meeting.
Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis outlined that he is glad that he got an opportunity to meet with several Regional Heads and international delegates to discuss the agenda of the Sustainable Island State of the Federation. PM Drew further mentioned that this platform has given him an opportunity to collaborate and partner with the Heads.
As per the update, during the business session, representatives of foreign governments and heads of international organisations paid special tributes to CARICOM in honour of the milestone.
The celebrations were concluded with the CARICOM 50th Anniversary Concert, where various regional cultural artists performed. St Kitts and Nevis were represented by Kervin ‘Infamous’ Benjamin, Music Ambassador to the Ministry of Sports and Creative Economy. He presented the culture of the island nation at the Anniversary Concert.
“I was quite pleased to see Saint Kitts and Nevis join the CARICOM Experience with a Food Fair and Cultural Entertainment displaying the national cuisine, craft, and culture of the various CARICOM countries,” the Prime Minister of the Federation mentioned.