LaRocque

The newly installed Secretary General of the Caribbean Community HE, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque says he is “firmly of the view that the architecture and governance of our integration arrangements must be reformed if we are to be more effective and accountable in the discharge of our duties and functions.”

However, he says if the Secretariat is to be effective “then the requisite reforms must be undertaken. There cannot be responsibility without authority.”

Speaking at an official function to mark his assumption of the office of Secretary General, Ambassador LaRocque noted that “The message from all quarters is loud and clear: “it cannot be business as usual”; and I take these words to apply not just to the CARICOM Secretariat but to all aspects of our integration, including Member States and regional institutions.”

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