Press Statement on Prime Minister Davis’s Travel to Trinidad and Tobago for CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

The Prime Minister is traveling today to Trinidad and Tobago to participate in the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in Port of Spain. This important regional event marks the conclusion of his six-month chairmanship of CARICOM.

During his tenure as Chairman, the Prime Minister has worked to build and enhance cooperation on critical issues facing the Caribbean region. His leadership and commitment to strengthening relationships within the region reflect his conviction that joint action and advocacy are required to take on the challenges and threats faced by all member states — whether related to climate change, criminal activity, or food security.

In the Prime Minister’s absence, Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper will serve as acting Prime Minister. Prime Minister Davis will return on July 6th.

We would also like to extend our hearty congratulations to the incoming CARICOM Chairman, Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit. We are confident that CARICOM will continue to thrive and accomplish significant milestones under his guidance.

As we welcome CARICOM’s new leadership, our Prime Minister transitions into the role of Chair of CARIFORUM. The Caribbean Forum, a subgroup of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, has served as a key platform for economic dialogue with the European Union since its establishment in 1992. The Prime Minister looks forward to strengthening economic cooperation and tackling critical issues with our European partners, including climate resilience and strengthening and securing supply chains.