Government Whip Lovitta Foggo is leading a delegation of Bermuda Parliamentarians attending a parliamentary conference in Kingston, Jamaica.
Other members of the delegation include Minister Patrice Minors, PLP MP Neletha Butterfield, OBA MP Patricia Gordon-Pamplin and Clerk to the Legislature Shernette Wolffe.
The Bermuda Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association [CPA] was invited to attend the conference from May 11th – 18th, 2012. Seventeen member countries of the Caribbean including Anguilla, Barbados, Trinidad and Cayman Islands are also in attendance.
The theme of the conference is “Low Citizen Confidence in Governance: How can Parliamentarians build trust in Caribbean Legislatures?” A Conference of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians is being held within the context of the conference.
Topics being discussed include:
- “Building Bridges” between the Community and Government – Building Bridges with our Island Neighbours: Women as key players
- Managing Careers to assume the “Chief Post”
- Raising levels of integrity among Parliamentarians: Are existing rules adequate?
- Parliamentarians before the courts: Raising the bar or leaving it at “innocent until proven guilty”
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