Chastanet for World Bank conference

Two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders are expected to participate in a World Bank conference examining the socio-economic situation in the Caribbean.

The March 30 conference, titled “The Caribbean Dilemma” is part of the Americas Conference Series being put on in collaboration with the Miami Herald.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell of Grenada and St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet are among Caribbean delegates that will participate in the conference to be held in Miami.

Chairman of the Economic Growth Council in Jamaica, Michael Lee-Chin,  the Governor of the Central Bank of Jamaica, Brian Wynter and the Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine are also schedule to participate in the one-day event.

The delegates will diagnose the economic situation in the Caribbean, as well as discuss new strategies to revive growth.

“Small economies around the world are undoubtedly diverse. Yet their small economic size brings shared challenges and opportunities for long-term development. Latin America and the Caribbean currently includes fast growing small economies such as Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Panama, alongside slow-growing economies such as Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and economies such as the OECS with growth rates somewhere in between,” the organisers said.

They said the discussions will take a long-term view on what are the key priorities and challenges shared by small economies such as integration with the global economy, high debt and volatility.

“The discussion will also focus on strategies to help boost long-term growth recognizing that small economies can be more nimble and are able to reorient their economies over time.”

Prior to the conference, members of the media will be briefed by Daniel Lederman, World Bank Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean and author of the new report “Open and Nimble: Finding Stable Growth in Small Economies” and Francisco Carneiro, World Bank Lead Economist for the Caribbean and author of the report “Taming Volatility: Fiscal Policy and Financial Development for growth in the Eastern Caribbean”.


  1. Febert
    March 25, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Stay home.

    1. Anonymous
      March 25, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Febert why should you call the man names

    2. Anonymous
      March 25, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Febert why should you call the man names ?

  2. sharon terrell
    March 25, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Safe trip My Prime minister.Keep us informed of the how- when -and what.Dont listen to the COWS in ST.LUCIA.TO much Mad Cow Disease in their system from the dirty Corn beef.These Carnibals they brains infested with demons,these evil St.lucian haters fire burn them.They curse only their Mother can love them bush mongrels,get a life leave God bless the child.Safe trip (Words deleted).

  3. Anonymous
    March 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Any excuse to travel. Common use all the little cash the country have traveling and come and tell us you have to borrow from the world bank to meet our financial commitments.

  4. Anonymous
    March 26, 2017 at 12:24 am

    He cannot even effectively represent himself in the House, without the Speaker correcting him, he don’t even know what a standing order is, what do we think he will do on that scale of a meeting, ……..the man is an insult to us, the dummest PM we have had so far, let truth be told…. lets stop being bias,

  5. Anonymous
    March 26, 2017 at 9:12 am

    That man can’t take a break. Stay home and face the troubles you created.

  6. Maron
    March 30, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Anonymous but you s l p people are so stupid you people are crazy st Lucia is moving now but you don’t know what you want the last pm was a big joke he was good to in the beginning but in the last ten years you know what happened so don’t play games with people I live in Canada you see nobody cannot get visas like before government is opening work so what is your problem you don’t want your people to work or have something you are crazy

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