President Ramotar calls on CDB to assist in finding new growth areas – CDB Governors acknowledge challenges towards greater regional integration

‘THUMBS UP!’: President of Guyana His Excellency Donald Ramotar gives a ‘thumbs-up’ at the end of yesterday’s opening ceremony of the 44th annual CDB Board of Governors meeting, held at the Guyana International Conference Centre. Mr Ramotar is flanked by CDB President Dr William Warren Smith and Chairman of the CBD Board of Governors, Dr. Ashni Singh (Adrian Narine photo)

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President Ramotar calls on CDB to assist in finding new growth areas

- CDB Governors acknowledge challenges towards greater regional integration

PRESIDENT Donald Ramotar has challenged the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to address several areas he described as quintessential to ensure the Region’s competitive advantage is developed with a focus on regional integration.

He said the region must consolidate its gains, build on its successes and immunise itself from the difficulties that exist. President Ramotar also called on the bank and its leadership to assist the region to identify new sources of growth, as well as to support countries to deal with huge debts that threaten to retard the region’s development.

President Donald Ramotar, centre, with the CDB Board of Governors at yesterday’s meeting

The Guyanese Head of State was speaking at the opening of the 44th annual CDB Board of Governors meeting, in the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC) at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, yesterday.

Mr. Ramotar said: “We need to work closely to overcome the problems (facing the Caribbean Region) and also, as far as possible, unite ourselves from what impacts on our countries.”