February 24, 2017

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Laura Tucker Longsworth, is in Managua, Nicaragua, attending the 34th Regular Meeting of the Forum of Presiding Officer of National Parliaments of Central America and the Caribbean Basin (FOPREL).  At an official ceremony today, 24 February 2017, the Speaker of the Congress of Guatemala, Honourable Oscar Stuardo Chinchilla, will be handing over the Pro-temp Presidency of FOPREL to our Honourable Speaker who will chair FOPREL for one year.  At least seven Resolutions are expected to be signed at the meeting between Speakers of the various Parliaments in Central America and the Caribbean, namely, Nicaragua, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic.

The Honourable Speaker is accompanied by the President of the Senate, Honourable Lee Mark Chang, as well as by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr. Eddie Webster.