Release from Tanya N. Wright in her capacity as Vice President and director of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce attending CAIC meetings in Trinidad & Tobago.
The three day series of meetings began today with a the 2nd Pan Caribbean Coalition Forum on HIV/Aids the objects of which included defining recommendations that the Regional Private Sector would like to submit to the Caribbean Heads of Government for an accelerated Private Sector driven HIV response.
The session participants were presented with the challenges and opportunities in the response to HIV/AIDS in the territories represented, namely Suriname, Guyana, Barbados, Belize and Jamaica.
As the region gears up to bring sharp focus to the worldwide effort to ensure the commitment to a comprehensive approach to combating the spread of HIV and mitigating the impact of AIDS, Mrs. Wright urges the Bahamian coalition to meaningfully integrate with this important movement to share in the wealth of information and resources that this the momentum of these meetings will produce.
The impact of HIV and AIDS on laws and policies and practices affecting businesses will be on the agenda of the Annual Private Sector meeting with regional Ministers which is scheduled for Saturday 9th June.
The CAIC is the official umbrella organization for all private sector interests in the Caribbean. The session was chaired by Sir George Alleyne, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for HIV/AIDS in The Caribbean Region and Mr. James Moss Solomon, CAIC President.
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