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BVI re-elected vice-chair of regional committee

Deputy Secretary in the Premier’s Office, Elvia Smith-Maduro (centre) with representatives from Suriname (left) and St Lucia. (Photo provided)

The British Virgin Islands has retained its position as vice-Chairman of the Caribbean Development Cooperation Committee (CDCC).

The CDCC was created as a permanent subsidiary body of the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean to promote development cooperation among Caribbean countries.

The BVI was re-elected as vice-chairman on April 27 during the elections held in St Lucia.

Deputy Secretary in the Premier’s Office, Elvia Smith-Maduro attended the meeting on behalf of the territory.

“We are honoured to be re-elected vice-Chair of CDCC and look forward to supporting St Lucia as Chair. We will also continue to advocate on behalf of other associate members, particularly those recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria,” Smith-Maduro said while giving remarks at the meeting.

“We will, of course, support CDCC efforts to find solutions to the external pressures facing the Caribbean’s finance centres,” she added.

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