Concerns over Swine Flu cancels meeting

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The second executive committee meeting of the Regional Ministers and High Level Authorities of Housing and Urbanization in Latin America and the Caribbean (MINURVI), which was scheduled for the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston on May 8, has been cancelled.

The meeting was cancelled following recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), which urged the postponement of travel at this time, due to concerns about Influenza A (‘Swine Flu’).

Plans are still in place, however, for the 18th MINURVI General Assembly, which will be held in Jamaica from July 15 to 17. The three-day meeting will be attended by Ministers of Housing and Urbanization from across Latin America and the Caribbean.

The regional meeting of MINURVI was initiated in 1992, out of the belief that benefits could be derived through the sharing of information and experiences between countries of the region, particularly in the development of human settlement policies.

Regional meetings are held annually and hosted by a member country of MINURVI. (JIS)

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