St. Lucia PM proposes tourism summit

St. Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanent.

St. Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanent is proposing a tourism summit, which he said should be convened by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the short to medium term.

The idea was put forward to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin La Rocque when they met in St. Lucia on Sept. 6, 2016.

The St. Lucia prime minister has suggested the implementation of two initiatives that he believes will assist Caricom in finding solutions for overcoming some of the economic challenges facing the region.

He also emphasized the need for the Council of Finance and Planning (COFAP) to convene an urgent round of joint discussions, noting that they must undertake a more active role in an environment where the region is confronting several critical micro- and macro-economic challenges.

COFAP is also responsible for economic policy coordination, along with the financial and monetary integration of member states.

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