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07BRIDGETOWN1037
2007-08-17 18:33:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Bridgetown
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HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE FROM THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN

Tags:   PREL  ITRA  OVIP  KSEP  UNGA  SOCI  TSPL  XL 
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RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0117
INFO RUCNCOM/EC CARICOM COLLECTIVE
						UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 BRIDGETOWN 001037 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR IO/PPC-BATLLE, USUN-MCBRIDE, NSC-MCDONALD,
WHA/PPC-GONZALEZ, DEACON, AND MILLER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL ITRA OVIP KSEP UNGA SOCI TSPL XL
SUBJECT: HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE FROM THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN
TO 62ND UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND EVENT ON LITERACY AND
HEALTH HOSTED BY MRS. BUSH

REF: A. STATE 104172

B. STATE 101170



1. Many Eastern Caribbean countries are still formulating
their delegations to the 62nd UN General Assembly. Eastern
Caribbean delegations will not require interpretation
services. Post also informed all married Heads of Government
of the First Lady's Event on Literacy and Health, September
24, but has not yet received any responses.



2. ANTIGUA & BARBUDA


--------------------------



Information on the delegation from Antigua and Barbuda is
still pending.



3. BARBADOS


--------------------------





A. Head of State: Governor General Sir Clifford Straughn
Husbands will not attend.



B. Head of Government:

-- Owen Arthur, Prime Minister

-- Dates to be determined, but he will only attend the
high-level meeting on climate change, September 24. He does
not plan on attending the general debate.

-- It is uncertain if his spouse will attend.



C. Foreign Minister:

-- Dame Billie Miller, Minister for Foreign Affairs and
Foreign Trade

-- Dates to be determined, but FM Miller will head the
delegation at the general debate.



D. Other VIPs:

-- Ambassador Theresa Marshall, Permanent Secretary for
Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

-- Dates to be determined.



E. Official responsible for IO affairs: No other officials
will attend.



4. DOMINICA


--------------------------





A. Head of State: President Dr. Nicholas J.O. Liverpool will
not attend.



B. Head of Government:

-- Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister

-- Dates to be determined. PM Skerrit's attendance is
likely, but has yet to be officially confirmed.

-- PM Skerrit is not married.



C. Foreign Minister:

-- Charles Savarin, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trade,
Labour, and Public Service

-- Dates to be determined.



D. Other VIPs: To be determined.



E. Official responsible for IO affairs: No IO officers will
attend.



5. ST. KITTS & NEVIS


--------------------------



Information on the delegation from St. Kitts and Nevis is
still pending.



6. ST. LUCIA


--------------------------





A. Head of State: Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy

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will not attend.



B. Head of Government and Foreign Minister:

-- Stephenson King, Acting Prime Minister, Minister for
Finance, External Affairs, Home Affairs, National Security,
Labour, and Information and Broadcasting

-- Dates to be determined.

-- PM King is not married.



D. Other VIPs: To be determined.



E. Official responsible for IO affairs: To be determined.



7. ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES


--------------------------





A. Head of State: Governor General Sir Fredrick Nathaniel
Ballantyne will not attend.



B. Head of Government:

-- Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister

-- Dates to be determined.

-- It is uncertain if his spouse will attend.



C. Foreign Minister:

-- Sir Louis Straker, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for
Foreign Affairs, Commerce, and Trade

-- Dates to be determined.



D. Other VIPs:

-- Camillo Gonsalves, Ambassador Designate to the United
Nations

-- Dates to be determined.



E. Official responsible for IO affairs: To be determined.
HOWARD