Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has singled out unity, commitment and innovative ideas among the features that helped to fashion a fulfilling 2015 in the Region.
This past year has been a most fulfilling one for us in the Caribbean Community. The value of our integration movement proved itself at home and abroad as we continued our efforts to provide an improved standard of living for all our citizens. The progress that we have made on many fronts has been due to our acting in concert to secure the best option for our Community,” the Secretary-General said in an end of year message.
Recalling the Community’s progress over the year, the Secretary-General said that he was confident that with initiatives underway – including the Reform Process – bolstered by the “tangible evidence of what our unity” could achieve, the Region would provide “the safe, secure and viable society that will make us all proud to be citizens of CARICOM”.
I take this opportunity to thank the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, their Ministers and senior officials for their unstinting commitment to our integration process. I also appreciate the on-going support of our stakeholders, such as civil society, the private sector and the Youth in our efforts at creating a Community for All. I would also like to acknowledge the on-going assistance of our International Development Partners. I cannot end without paying tribute to my staff at the CARICOM Secretariat for their dedication to the task.
I wish each and every one of you a joy-filled festive season and a happy, peaceful, prosperous and productive 2016,” Ambassador LaRocque said.