New CARICOM Secretary General assumes office on August 15th

Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis discuss regional issues via video conference with Acting Secretary General Her Excellency Lolita Applewhaite on Friday. (Photo by Erasmus Williams)

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, AUGUST 6TH 2011 – New CARICOM Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque will assume duties on Monday 15th August, 2011.

This was disclosed Friday by the Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis following discussions via video conference with Acting Secretary General Her Excellency Lolita Applewhaite.

“Ambassador LaRocque assumes office as the Community’s seventh Secretary-General, with the full confidence and support of the Conference of Heads of Government and the best wishes of the entire Community,” Prime Minister Douglas said in a statement.

His assumption to office follows his selection by the Conference on 21 July 2011.

Ambassador LaRocque assumes office as the Community’s seventh Secretary-General.

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