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Bahamas to host Caribbean heads of govt meeting

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Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis.

By LEANDRA ROLLE

Tribune Staff Reporter

lrolle@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamas will host Caribbean Heads of Government at the Baha Mar resort later this month, Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis announced yesterday.

The event is scheduled for August 16 and 17.

Prime Minister Davis said the meeting will focus specifically on climate change and allow for regional leaders to come together to lobby for change against the issue.

He also said it will be geared towards establishing a unified Caribbean response to better reflect common geographical and geopolitical issues facing regional states.

“This meeting will position the Caribbean region to take control of our fate and present a unified position to the world at COP 27 which will take place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in November,” Mr Davis said during a press conference at the Office of The Prime Minister yesterday.

“The government of The Bahamas intends to establish the meeting as an annual event that will seek to have an institute as a regular meeting on the United Nations Framework and Climate Change Convention.”

“I’ve said repeatedly that what happens in this region doesn’t stay in this region. We must take the brains in ending our suffering and replace our position of vulnerability with that power.”

“It is past time to go on the offensive against the painful blows climate change has landed in the region, but we must be united in the fight and convince the world that for better or worse, we are in this together.”

Mr Davis said he expects all countries in the region to participate, adding that he will also be making personal calls to invite Caribbean leaders to the event.

“We hope for this to be an annual event,” he also said. “It might not be hosted by our countries always but it is important and I think that in garnering ourselves up for this fight, we need to have a unified voice in this region.”

Since taking office last year, the Prime Minister has been among the leading voices with regards to climate change, often travelling to various countries to attend special conferences to speak about the issue.

He has repeatedly called for multilateral organisations to forgive those debts of small countries that are related to climate change, noting the consequences of natural disasters has added some $5bn to the country’s national debt in over the last several years.

Asked yesterday about the government’s progress to advance discussions on the issue, Mr Davis said the country “was gathering momentum in that regard.”

According to Mr Davis, the conference is being sponsored by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

He said the government will only be responsible for providing security.

Comments

tribanon 4 months ago

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will not be funding many of the significant costs our small financially struggling nation will incur in hosting this lavish vacation event for the region's political elite. And we all know the regional participants will spend their shopping money in Miami as they usually do when they attend such events in our country.

Roly-poly Davis and corkscrew Frweddy Boy should have never agreed to host this ridiculous expensive gathering of the region's political elite against the backdrop of our small nation's most serious financial woes.

Didn't the Office of the PM get the memo from the Rothschild Family recommending that the Bahamian government immediately cease hosting all such costly extravaganzas? Are they waiting on a follow-up memo from the IMF?!

Roly-poly Davis should have insisted the event be held over the internet by Zoom to avoid the possibility of further spread to our nation of all the monkey-pox that is going around according to our dumber-than-dumb minister of health. That would have been the ideal 'made-up' excuse for avoiding all the costs that our nation will be saddled with as a result of hosting this event at Communist Red China's Baha Mar property.

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carltonr61 4 months ago

The USA government just issued guidelines for for monkeypox. And it is not the vaccine that got prioritized, so big pharma greedy doctors cartel are stretching their heads.

https://www.rt.com/news/560342-cdc-mo...">https://www.rt.com/news/560342-cdc-mo...

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sheeprunner12 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Will the Barbados PM show up?

Davis seems to be competing with her for climate change brownie points.

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killemwitdakno 3 months, 4 weeks ago

She was supposed to be our LBT but we're misogynists.

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Maximilianotto 3 months, 3 weeks ago

She’s even bigger bullshitter - Barbados is Bankruptbados but always good to talk of global issues and blame others for own incompetence and mismanagement.

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killemwitdakno 3 months, 4 weeks ago

We need a weather weapon at this point.

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