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07BRIDGETOWN124
2007-02-01 21:12:00
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Embassy Bridgetown
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EASTERN CARIBBEAN: INFLUENTIAL WOMEN

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DEPT FOR WHA/CAR AND S/WE (SASHA MEHRA AND GERDA LANE)
SOUTHCOM ALSO FOR POLAD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM KWMN XL
SUBJECT: EASTERN CARIBBEAN: INFLUENTIAL WOMEN

REF: A. 06 STATE 202341


B. 06 STATE 178055

C. 06 BRIDGETOWN 1896

BRIDGETOWN 00000124 001.2 OF 003




1. In response to ref A request, Embassy Bridgetown has
identified a number of women who hold leadership positions
and have been influential in their countries and the region.
Some, like Barbados' Dame Billie Miller, the Minister of
Foreign Affairs, and Dr. Carol Jacobs, Chair of the Board of
the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, have
also made important contributions internationally.

Antigua and Barbuda


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Name: D. Gisele Isaac
Title: Speaker of the House of Representatives
Institution: Government of Antigua and Barbuda
Tel: 268/463-3003

Name: Ambassador Joan Underwood
Title: Manager, Human Resources and Strategic Development
Institution: ABI Financial Centre
Tel: 268/480-2742

Name: Mickel Brann
Title: Editor
Institution: The Observer Newspaper
Tel: 268/480-1761

Name: Dr. Jacqui Quinn-Leandro
Title: Minister of Labour
Institution: Ministry of Labour, Public Administration and
Empowerment
Tel: 268/562-6145

Name: Enis Nathaniel
Title: Permanent Secretary of Tourism
Institution: Government of Antigua and Barbuda
Tel: 268/462-0651
Fax: 268/462-6398

Barbados


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Name: Dame the Honourable Billie Antoinette Miller
Title: Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Institution: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Tel: 246/429-7108
Fax: 246/429-6652

Note: Dame Billie, who participated in the September 23
working session organized by Secretary Rice (ref B), spoke
enthusiastically about this effort in an October 25 meeting
with then-Ambassador Kramer (ref C). Dame Billie called the
strategy session "most excellent" and "extraordinary," and
urged Secretary Rice to carry this initiative forward. End
Note.

Name: The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley
Title: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic
Affairs and Development
Institution: Ministry of Economic Affairs and Development
Tel: 246/426-3179
Fax: 246/436-9280

Name: Dr. Marion Williams
Title: Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados
Institution: Central Bank of Barbados
Tel: 246/436-6870

Name: Dr. Carol Jacobs
Title: Chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,
Tuberculosis, and Malaria; Chair of Barbados' National
HIV/AIDS Commission
Institution: National HIV/AIDS Commission
Tel: 246/421-8568
Fax: 246/421-8499

Dominica


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Name: Lorraine Bannis-Roberts
Title: Member of Parliament/Minister of State

Institution: Parliament/Ministry of Tourism, Industry, and
Private Sector Affairs

BRIDGETOWN 00000124 002.2 OF 003


Tel: 767/266-3006

Name: Rosamund Edwards
Title: Financial Secretary
Institution: Office of the Prime Minister
Tel: 767/448-2401

Name: Senator Josephine Dublin Prince
Title: Trade Unionist and women's rights activist
Institution: Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica
Tel: 767/449-7564

Name: Alex Boyd-Knight
Title: Speaker of the House
Institution: Parliament of the Government of Dominica
Tel: 767/266-3290

Name: Judith Pestaina
Title: President
Institution: Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association
Tel: 767/449-3372

St. Christopher ("Kitts") and Nevis


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Name: The Honourable Marcella Liburd
Title: Speaker of the National Assembly
Institution: Parliament of St. Christopher and Nevis
Tel: 869/465-1047
Fax: 869/465-5519

Name: Astona Browne
Title: Permanent Secretary
Institution: Ministry of National Security
Tel: 869/465-2521 x1519
Fax: 869/466-1896

Name: Theresa Nisbett
Title: Permanent Secretary
Institution: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tel: 869/465-2521 x1151

Name: Linda Adams
Title: Permanent Secretary
Institution: Ministry of Legal Affairs (Attorney General's
Office)
Tel: 869/465-2521 x1013
Fax: 869/465-5040

Name: Ingrid Charles Gumbs
Title: Director, Gender Affairs
Institution: Ministry of Social and Community Development
and Gender Affairs
Tel: 869/465-2521 x1020
Fax: 869/466-1552

St. Lucia


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Name: Sarah Lucy Flood-Beaubrun
Title: Speaker
Institution: House of Assembly
Tel: 758/451-9103

Name: Flavia Cherry
Title: Executive Director
Institution: Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and
Action
Tel: 758/452-3146 or 758/453-1608

Name: Her Excellency Pearlette Louisy
Title: Government General
Institution: St. Lucian Government
Tel: 758/452-2481
Fax: 758/453-2731

Name: Len Ishmael
Title: Director General
Institution: Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
Tel: 758/455-6301
Fax: 758/453-1628

Name: Berthia Parle
Title: Chairwoman/Board of Directors
Institution: Caribbean Hotel Association
Tel: 758/452-8060

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Fax: 758/452-8059

St. Vincent and the Grenadines


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Name: Girlyn Miguel
Title: Member of Parliament/Minister of Education
Institution: Ministry of Education
Tel: 784/457-2676, 784/456-2576, or 784/485-6759

Name: Rene Baptiste
Title: Member of Parliament/Minister of Urban Development,
Labour, Culture, and Electoral Matters
Institution: Ministry of Urban Development, Labour, Culture,
and Electoral Matters
Tel: 784/457-2524

Name: Nicole Sylvester
Title: President
Institution: St. Vincent and the Grendadines Bar Association
and Human Rights Association
Tel: 784/456-1523

Name: Debbie Dalrymple
Title: CEO of Marion House, a prominent local NGO
Institution: Marion House
Tel: 784/456-2161

Name: Laura Anthony-Browne
Title: Director of Planning
Institution: Ministry of Finance, Planning and Development
Tel: 784/457-1746



2. Embassy Bridgetown's point of contact for women's issues
is:
Martina Strong
Deputy Political and Economic Counselor
Tel: 246/227-4274
Fax: 246/227-4124
Email: strongma@state.gov
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