18th Biennial Conference for Clerks and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region takes place in Tobago

The Trinidad and Tobago Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association welcomed delegates attending the 18th Biennial Conference of Presiding Officers and Clerks of the Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

During the official opening ceremony hosted at the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort in Tobago, Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George, MP, Speaker of the House offered welcoming remarks followed by a feature address by the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, Hon. Kelvin Charles. In closing, the Presiding Officer for the Assembly Legislature, Dr Denise Tsoiafatt Angus offered the vote of thanks.

The Conference also saw the first CPA Commonwealth Parliamentary Lecture for the Region delivered in its margins. The Lecture was presented by Mr Kishan Kumarsingh, Head of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements Unit of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago on the topic of "The Geo-political response to Climate Change". For more information on the Lecture, please click here. To view the Lecture on YouTube, please click here.

Following the end of the 18th Biennial Conference of Presiding Officers and Clerks of the Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, a small reception was held at the Tavaco Lounge at the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort.

The following speeches from the Conference are available: 

Updated Thursday 18th August/CPAHQ.

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