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Minnis to leave today for CARICOM meeting

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis will travel to Saint Lucia today for the 40th Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

At the three-day meeting, he and other regional heads are expected to discuss several issues, including security, the current situation in Venezuela, the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), blacklisting and matters related to regional tourism and finance.

Minnis is also expected to meet with Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg to discuss matters of mutual interest to the two countries.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar, High Commissioner of The Bahamas to CARICOM Reuben Rahming and the prime minister’s wife, Patricia Minnis, will accompany him on the trip.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest will act as Prime Minister in Minnis’ absence. Minnis will return to The Bahamas on July 6.

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