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Governor Jeb Bush Team to visit Prime Minister Douglas, chamber officials next week

St. Kitts & Nevis GIS
October 2nd, 2003

Florida’s Governor, the Hon. Jeb Bush is sending a team here next week to hold talks with St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Denzil L. Douglas, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Trade, the Hon. Sam Condor and officials of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, to promote that State’s interest as Secretariat for the Free Trade Association of the Americas (FTAA) Secretariat.

Representatives of the Florida Governor have been holding talks with Prime Minister Douglas on ways in which St. Kitts and Nevis and Florida can work together. Talks began in December last year and continued in Montego Bay, Jamaica in July, when Prime Minister Douglas attended the recent CARICOM Heads of Government Summit.

Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer of the Florida FTAA Incorporated, Jorge Arrizurieta is leading a four-man team to St. Kitts from October 6th to 10th.

Other members are Director of Development at Miami International Airport, Mr. Miguel Southwell; President, Florida Association of Voluntary Action, Caribbean and the Americas (FAVACA), Julieta Valls; Chairman of the St. Kitts/Nevis Florida Association, Mr. Bernard Dickerson and Head of Safety and Security at Miami’s International Airport, Mr. Mark Forarc.

The team arrives here Monday night and begins their engagements Tuesday morning with a Breakfast Reception for public and private sector officials government members of the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce and 50 business people in St. Kitts and Nevis.

The FTAA officials will meet Wednesday morning with Prime Minister Douglas and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Trade, the Hon. Sam Condor before leaving in the afternoon for Antigua for meetings with that country’s Prime Minister the Hon. Lester Bird and other public and private sector officials.

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