CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has been awarded Guyana’s Cacique’s Crown of Honour, the second highest award in the Order of Service of 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 on Thursday night.
“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.
“Whatever I am doing, it is not me alone. I have a team that is always there supporting and assisting. To the extent that the award recognises the work I am doing and what I am trying to achieve in integration for the Community, the award is also theirs.”
Last year the Secretary-General also received Dominica’s Sisserou Award of Honour, the country’s second highest award, during its 38th Independence Anniversary celebrations.