“We have come to the end of another year of service to our Community. When the history of this year is written, it will record that the seeds of change in our Secretariat and our Community began to bear fruit in 2016,” Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said.
He made the assertion in an end-of-year message in which he provided details of the strides that were taken in the reform process that the Secretariat and Community have embarked on.
The framework of the reform process had begun to take shape both within the Community and its Secretariat, the Secretary-General said. He added that the Implementing Partners for the Strategic Plan, the Member States, the Regional Institutions and the Secretariat, were embracing the challenge as the groundwork for the cohesive approach had been laid.
“As difficult and challenging as reform is, it is absolutely essential in order to confront the ever-changing nature of today’s global environment. This reform is not an end in itself but a means of ensuring that the citizens of CARICOM derive the maximum benefit from our integration process. At the end of it all, our regional integration process would be much more efficient and effective, in serving the interests of our people.
Please read the Secretary-General’s-end-of-year-Message