Friday, September 28, 2012

BVI and Grenada arrange for leadership summit

The Premier of the British Virgin Islands Dr Orlando Smith, and the Prime Minister of Grenada Tillman Thomas will co-host a summit of political and business leaders of the Caribbean region, which will be held in May 2013, on Necker Island, BVI. The summit will bring together leaders from ten Caribbean islands, as well as leaders of global private sector. It is expected also that at the end of the summit a government leaders declaration will be signed.

Last week, summit organizer Sheldon Cohen, director of external affairs, Caribbean Program, of The Nature Conservancy, visited Grenada to have a meeting with environment officials in order to make preliminary arrangements. Probably, as a result of Grenada’s participation in the summit, significant financial resources are to be used to conserve the coastal and marine environment and to support such sectors as tourism and fisheries.

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