The meeting will specifically involve a Committee of the Bureau of the Conference, comprised of the Heads of Government or their representatives, of Grenada, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Guyana, along with the Secretary General of CARICOM.
A technical working group would also be in attendance.
Hosted by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, the meeting will, inter alia, cover the establishment of a Permanent Committee of Ambassadors, an initiative which originated from earlier consultations held with the Sub Committee of the Technical Working Group on Governance, Senior Officials and from internal discussions within the Secretariat.
“The Government of Grenada is looking forward to hosting the regional leaders in this Committee of CARICOM for this very important meeting,” said PM Thomas in an interview with local press on Monday.
The meeting is expected to also focus on proposals to improve the governance of CARICOM and bring forward plans for the review of the organization of the regional body's institutions and the secretariat.
Additionally, in the wake of Secretary General His Excellency Dr. Edwin Carrington’s recent announcement of his intention to demit office on December 31, 2010, the meeting is also expected to discuss his succession.
Source: Richard Simon, Press Secretary