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(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) — New Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque will assume duties on Monday 15 August, 2011, the Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, announced today.

“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.

 

The statement reads:

'As Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I am pleased to announce the formal assumption of office by Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, as Secretary-General of CARICOM, on Monday, 15 August, 2011.

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, with the full confidence and support of the Conference of Heads of Government and the best wishes of the entire Community.’

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