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Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin, Finance Minister Perry Geerlings and Infrastructure Minister Miklos Giterson recently attended the “Building Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change in the Caribbean” Conference on Washington DC on the invitation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The conference, also attended by other regional leaders. focused on exchange on experiences, best practices as well as bottlenecks that impede sustainable development to building resilience for climate change and its effects. Romeo-Marlin was a lead speaker for the session on furthering existing and developing new instruments to transfer risk. Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said at the conference that her country will take the lead in convening a meeting of Caribbean countries on climate change, resilience and financing. In photo: Curaçao Finance Minister Kenneth Gijsbertha, Aruba Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes, Romeo-Marlin, Geerlings and Giterson.


Source: The Daily Herald