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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart during his address to the 60th Annual Conference of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) at its George Street headquarters yesterday.
 
 
   
RE-THINK APPROACH
By Dorian Bryan

IT is high time that the region’s ability to access financing be judged by a new measure which more accurately accepts the peculiar and distinct challenges which are faced.

That call came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart during his address to the 60th Annual Conference of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) at its George Street headquarters yesterday.

The Prime Minister made the point that given the vulnerability of the region to threats of varying degrees and most recently with the impact of Tropical storms and hurricanes, that a re-think of the approach was needed. That would include the adoption of a vulnerability index, which represents an assessment of the measure of the exposure of a population to some hazard. “This is what we mean when we go in international forums and say to international financial institutions ... that there is something fundame...

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