CARICOM Chair meets Caribbean Diaspora in Namibia
Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, on Tuesday, 24 July, 2018, engaged Jamaican and Caribbean nationals living in Namibia as part of his official visit to the southern African state.
Prime Minister Holness addressed the Caribbean Diaspora which is in keeping with his mission to update and discuss matters involving CARICOM, and by extension, Jamaica.
“Wherever I go, I make it a point of duty to meet with Jamaicans living overseas but not just the Jamaican Diaspora because we are Caribbean people. I am now Chairman of CARICOM for the next six months or so and I’m very happy to see my Caribbean brothers and sisters here in Namibia coming out to support me”, the Prime Minister said on his Facebook page earlier on Wednesday.
He said that he recognised the strong solidarity and support between Namibia and Jamaica and that he was also thankful for the support of the Caribbean Diaspora.
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The Prime Minister was in Namibia ahead of his visit to South Africa. In his capacity as Chair of the Community. He was specially invited to attend and participate in the 10th BRICS Summit set for July 25 to 28, at the Sandton International Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. BRICS is the acronym for the group of countries Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.