Guyana replaces Dominica as host of CARICOM Summit
Guyana will replace Dominica as the next host of the Caribbean Community and Common Market's annual summit in July 2016 because Dominica is still reeling from the impact of Hurricane Erika that killed more than 30 people and damaged infrastructure last August, the Associated Press has reported.
"Guyana government officials said Saturday that Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit will still chair the three-day CARICOM summit," the AP report stated. "The gathering is expected to focus on legalizing medical marijuana, suing European countries for slavery reparations, climate change and the impact of low oil and commodity prices on exports from member nations".
Guyana has previously filled in as host for Dominica in 1995 when it was also hit by storm damage, the AP reported.