Larocque

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The New secretary-general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, will assume duties on Monday 15 August, 2011, Dr Denzil Douglas, chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM and prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, announced last week.

“Ambassador LaRocque assumes office as the Community’s seventh secretary-general, with the full confidence and support of the Conference of Heads of Government and the best wishes of the entire Community,” Douglas said in a statement.

The statement reads:

“As Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I am pleased to announce the formal assumption of office by Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, as Secretary-General of CARICOM, on Monday, 15 August, 2011.

“His assumption to office follows his selection by the Conference on 21 July 2011.

“Ambassador LaRocque assumes office as the Community’s seventh Secretary-General, with the full confidence and support of the Conference of Heads of Government and the best wishes of the entire Community.”

A Dominican, LaRocque was selected to serve as the seventh Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) last month.