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The theme Vibrant Societies,
Resilient Economies, will guide
Caribbean Community (Caricom)
Heads of Government as they tackle
a packed agenda at their Thirty-Sixth
Summit that will be held from July 2 to
4 in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Discussions will focus on issues including
energy, in the context of a proposal for a new
institution to lead the region s energy agenda;
the Caricom Single Market and Economy; tech-
nological advancement in Caricom; mechanisms
for identifying Caricom candidates for interna-
tional positions; Caricom relations with the
Dominican Republic; and border issues between
Guyana and Venezuela, and Belize and
A high-level strategic dialogue between the
Caricom Heads of Government and Ban Ki-
Moon, United Nations Secretary-General, will
precede the conference on July 2.
It will provide an opportunity for the Heads
of Government to engage the UN Secre-
tary-General on the sustainable development
agenda as attention now pivots around three
imminent international conferences: The
Third International Conference on Financing
for Development; the UN Summit on the
Post-2015 Development Agenda; and the
UN Framework Convention on Climate
Change, COP 21.
The conferences have significant bearing
on the future global agenda and the devel-
opment of the Community.
With the Strategic Plan for the Community
2015-2019 and Small Island Developing States
(SIDS) Accelerated Modalities of Actions
(Samoa Pathway) also in focus, discus-
sions with the UN Secretary-General
will seek to rationalise an integrated
approach to sustainable development
in the region, as it seeks to make vibrant
societies and resilient economies a reality.
The Samoa Pathway emanated from
the Third International Conference on Small
Island Developing States in September 2014.
The Caricom Heads of Government Confer-
ence will begin with a formal ceremony on
Thursday evening at the Hilton Barbados Resort.
Outgoing chairman of the Conference of
Heads of Government, Perry Christie, Prime
Minister of The Bahamas, and incoming chair-
man, Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Bar-
bados, are among the Heads of Government
who will make addresses at the opening cer-
Newly elected and re-elected Heads of Gov-
ernment of Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis,
Guyana, Dominica, and Suriname, as well as
Caricom Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin
LaRocque, will also speak at the
Stage set for
A Claxton Bay father of five was
granted his own bail in the sum of
$20,000 when he appeared in court
yesterday charged with carrying a knife
with intent to wound.
Kareem Ellies, 27, of Sookhoo Trace
Claxton Bay was arrested on Saturday after
he allegedly admitted to having a knife with
a 10-inch blade in the waistband of his
When Ellies appeared before Magistrate
Margaret Alert in the San Fernando Magis-
trate s Court yesterday he initially pleaded
guilty to the charge.
However when his attorney, Ainsley
Lucky came forward to defend him, Lucky
asked that Ellies be allowed to change his
plea. Alert granted the request and Ellies
pleaded not guilty.
According to reports, Ellies was stopped
on Claxton Bay Junction, along the
Southern Main Road, by an officer
attached to the St Margaret s Police Sta-
tion and the knife was allegedly found
in his possession.
In a bail application Lucky said Ellies
is married and has five children, ages
11, nine, eight, four and nine months
old. Ellies is employed as a labourer at
the Ministry of Works in San Fernando.
Lucky asked the court to allow Ellies s
wife, who was present in the courtroom,
to stand surety for his bail. Alert denied
Court prosecutor Krishna Bedassie said
while there was no objection to bail, the court
should bear in mind the seriousness of the
Alert then adjourned the matter to July 27.
Two men who were held with four iguanas,
three of which were dead, were ordered to pay
$4,000 each or face three months in jail when
they appeared before a Point Fortin magistrate
Moriba Kennedy Lewis and Mervin Kid, both
of La Brea, pleaded guilty to four counts of pos-
session of a protected animal when they appeared
before Magistrate Alicia Chankar in the Point
Fortin Magistrate s Court.
According to reports, around 1.30 pm last Friday
the men were spotted in the back of a van on
Point D or Junction by PC Mohammed of the La
Brea Police Station.
The pair had a bag and a hunting dog with
them at the time.
When they were questioned by Mohammed
about the contents of the bag, one of men said
the bag was full of crabs that they had just caught.
However, Mohammed searched the bag and
found the animals, only one of which was alive.
Game warden Steve Seepersad brought the three
carcasses, which were frozen and the one living
iguana in a cage to court.
Chankar fined the men $1000 each for the four
charges or in default three months in jail each.
Men held with
iguanas to pay
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