PM attends World Bank conference

PM attends World Bank conference

Press Release:-Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet will be one of the featured speakers at the World Bank Conference to discuss key priorities for small Caribbean economies.

The high level conference, to be held Thursday 30th March 2017 at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, will tackle “The Caribbean Dilemma” and include an audience of hundreds of senior policy-makers, renowned economists and businessmen who will identify common opportunities and debate shared solutions for sustained growth across the region.

The conference is co-organized with the Miami Herald Media Company and also features Prime Minister of Grenada Honourable Keith Mitchell, Chair of the Government of Jamaica Economic Growth Council Michael Lee-Chin, Governor of the Central Bank of Jamaica Brian Wynter, ECCB Governor, Timothy Antoine, IMF Division Chief Trevor Alleyne, World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean Tahseen Sayed, World Bank Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean Daniel Lederman, among other key figures.

Persons are encouraged to view the live web stream on March 30 from 9:00am to 12:30pm at: www.facebook.com/miamiherald or www.facebook.com/opmsaintlucia.

In the Prime Minister’s absence Honourable Ezechiel Joseph, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, will serve as Acting Prime Minister.

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17 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    March 29, 2017 at 9:53 pm Reply

    i hope GOSL not payng for that trip.

    1. Lucianman101
      March 30, 2017 at 8:55 am Reply

      Lol come on When Prime minister is representing a country at conference you can’t expect him to pay for travel/accomodation/per diem out of pocket. Even President Trump trips are paid of by taxes of US citizens and he’s a billionaire

    2. Addis
      March 30, 2017 at 6:12 pm Reply

      How come I was not invited

    3. Anonymous
      March 31, 2017 at 8:41 pm Reply

      I hope Allen can read ! The IMF report is out dated 31st March 2017. Allen butt is on fire in that report. All the talk he have nothing happening.

  2. Anonymous
    March 29, 2017 at 10:33 pm Reply

    So who will pay for it the world Bank no my friend the broke st Lucia hummmm.

  3. Anonymous
    March 30, 2017 at 1:08 am Reply

    I shall lament

  4. Anonymous
    March 30, 2017 at 3:55 am Reply

    Chastanet please do not come back to st lucia as most st lucians do not like u is thoes foolish hungry people in dear re so that put u there they are so backward

  5. Anonymous
    March 30, 2017 at 7:02 am Reply

    The Government of St.Lucia paying for Allen to go to a TALK SHOP….. The country BROKE!!!!!

  6. Anon1
    March 30, 2017 at 8:14 am Reply

    Air Miles Allen!

    Whoever made the mistake of making him a “Featured” speaker should be shot.

    Allen please please don’t come out with some silly, in accurate quotes.

    Lord Help Us!

    1. Anonymous
      March 30, 2017 at 8:40 am Reply

      Damm right you are, He is not a featured speaker, however he is on a pannel that will take questions from the audience for one hour from 9.50 to 10.50 featured Speaker My Big Toe.

  7. Anonymous
    March 30, 2017 at 8:56 am Reply

    St. Lucia Times, where do you get your information from? Just checked the world bank site and saw the list of featured seapekers at the Miami conference, P.M Chastenet is not on that list, Why don’t you reporters verify your reports before you publish.

    1. Anonymous
      March 30, 2017 at 9:07 am Reply

      Well it does say “press release” meaning it was probably written by the office of the PM.

    2. Anon1
      March 31, 2017 at 8:49 am Reply

      So true!

      I would expect that from SNO not you guys. Actually I don’t believe SNO featured an article on it.

      Itinerary:

      9:00: Welcome by Rick Hirsch, Miami Herald Managing Editor

      9:05: Opening Remarks by Tahseen Sayed, World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean

      9:10: Keynote Speech by Michael Lee-Chin, Chair of the Government of Jamaica Economic Growth Council

      Session 1: Diagnostic of the Caribbean: Chronic Challenges, New Strategies to Revive Growth

      9:30: Presentation of the report “Open and Nimble: Finding Stable growth in Small Economies” by Daniel Lederman, World Bank Deputy Chief Economist

      9:50-10:50: High level panel discussion with questions from audience and online

      Panelists:
      •Prime Minister Keith Mitchell, Government of Grenada (invited)
      •Prime Minister Chastanet, Government of St Lucia
      •Brian Wynter, Governor of the Central Bank of Jamaica
      •Alberto Trejos, former Minister of foreign trade, Costa Rica
      •Co- Moderators: Maureen Whitefield and Nora Gamez-Torres

      Coffee Break

      Session 2: Eastern Caribbean: Healing Financial Woes

      11:10: Presentation of the report “Taming volatility: Fiscal policy and financial development for growth in the Eastern Caribbean” by Francisco Carneiro, World Bank Lead Economist

      11:30-12:30: Panel discussion with questions from audience and online

      Panelists:
      •Timothy Antoine, ECCB Governor
      •Trevor Alleyne, IMF Division Chief
      •Colin Murdoch, OECS Commissioner
      •Bruce Bowen, Formerly Sr. VP of Scotiabank for the Caribbean
      •Moderator: Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald

  8. Anonymous
    March 30, 2017 at 12:07 pm Reply

    Can anyone confirm Hilaire sue the PM

    1. Anonymous
      March 30, 2017 at 3:36 pm Reply

      True,very true, Do not expect it to be reported here or on any local media. I read it on Caribbean News Now.
      Every body shielding gor-gor nothing against him will be reported

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