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Posted in: Press Releases by admin | 10 June 2008 | Release Ref #: 169/2008 | 1390

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Two commercial banks which lent their support to the just-concluded Regional Agriculture Investment Forum were Tuesday 10 June 2008 lauded for their contribution toward making the event a success.

    Scotia Bank through its representative Ms Amanda St. Aubyn, Country Manager, and Republic Bank, through its representative Ms. Donna Roberts-Benjamin, Communication and Public Relations Officer, presented their cheques to Ms. Desiree Field-Ridley, Adviser, Single Market and Sectoral Programmes, at the CARICOM Secretariat at a simple function held in the Secretariat’s Executive Lounge.

    The Forum on 6 and 7 June, held at the Guyana International Conference Centre, Georgetown, was geared to creating linkages among stakeholders in the Region’s agriculture sector. More than 150 persons participated in the event.

    Ms. Field-Ridley expressed gratitude to the banks and was optimistic about seeing the fruits of the Forum in the not too distant future.

    Other sponsors of the event were the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) and Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL).