Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, on Friday received Guyana’s Cacique’s Crown of Honour (CCH). President of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger, bestowed the award on the Secretary-General at an investiture ceremony held at the National Cultural Centre in Georgetown, Guyana.
Ambassador LaRocque was named among 69 persons honoured under the Order of Roraima of Guyana and the Order of Service of Guyana, on the occasion of Guyana’s 51st Anniversary of Independence. President David Granger announced the appointments during the national flag raising ceremony in May. The Secretary-General was awarded for his commitment to regional integration and his untiring efforts towards its achievement.
“For me personally it was a significant and tremendous honour to hear the announcement that I have been selected for recognition of the work that is being done on behalf of the Community, here in Guyana. I’ve been in Guyana now for many years so it is a distinct honour”, the Secretary-General said following the announcement in May.