Dominican born Irwin Larocque appointed for a second term as the CARICOM Secretary- General
Meanwhile, CARICOM Secretary General, Dominican Irwin Larocque, has been reappointed to serve a second term in that capacity. The announcement was made by CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister of Belize Dean Barrow, during the closing press conference of the CARICOM Heads of Government Inter-Sessional Meeting in Belize Wednesday.
LaRocque’s initial five-year appointment ends in August, but Barrow told the media that Heads of Government decided to deal with the matter of his reappointment at this session, because they felt the next meeting in July was too close to the expiration of the appointment.
Barrow said, “I want to make clear that on a personal note, I am as convinced as anyone else and perhaps more so, that the Secretary General has done an exemplary job of work, his commitment to reform, the changes he has already made along the lines of obliging the secretariat and the community to become more productive, and more efficacious, are well known, and he has done all this while remaining throughout extremely even tempered and accessible. Any head can get him at any time including very early in the morning. I have not myself had to trouble him with any 2am call, but all together I really am pleased to say what a tremendous job of work this secretary general has done.”
Ambassador LaRocque is the seventh Secretary General of the Caribbean Community. He succeeded Trinidadian Edwin Carrington.
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