CARICOM supporting Dominica’s candidacy for PAHO Director General – PM

Dr. Carissa Etienne. Photo credit:

The Caribbean Community is said to be supporting Dominica’s candidacy for the position of Director General of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told an interview with DBS Radio that CARICOM support for Dr Carissa Etienne was confirmed at the heads meeting in St. Kitts last week.

“CAIRCOM has indicated that the entire memberships will provide support to her next year when the post becomes vacant. That’s an important signal of the solidarity of CARICOM to another sister nation to a particular request,” he said.

Dr. Etienne is currently PAHO’s Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services.

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  1. nice
    July 7, 2011

    Dr. Carissa. Etienne is well qualified to handle the job!

    Go lady, go foe it.

  2. Anonymous
    July 7, 2011

    that would be great…she is fully qualified for the post..

  3. Anonymous
    July 7, 2011

    How can a post BECAME vacant next year ? My God help us with our grammar

    • lando
      July 8, 2011

      May the sweet lord help us, because just like me you have a hard time ending a sensence with a period. Fullstop. :mrgreen:

    • child of God
      July 8, 2011

      @ anonymous,look like your grammer is not to good,first a post becomes,(not became)vacant when one decide to retired or leave the post.we must not bring others down just because they make a mistake,and there is no mistake in what was said.

  4. ??????????????
    July 7, 2011

    I on to for Doctor Etienne. May the good Lord give you wisdom and favours. Go Girl for it.

  5. Anonymous
    July 7, 2011

    i wish doctor ettienne all the best and dominicans should be supportive

    • One Love
      July 8, 2011

      GO TO HELL with your “all dominicans should…..”


      is people like you that make us vote for that bullshit govbernment and now we catching hell

  6. PAHO Doc
    July 7, 2011

    This will be a disaster!!! What is wrong with CARICOM??!! We have much better public health professionals in the Caribbean. Peter Figueroa, Leslie Ramsammy, Denzil Douglas would each be excellent leaders of this important Organization.

    • Jef
      July 7, 2011

      Ou sorte man!!

    • One Love
      July 8, 2011

      you are 100% right on that one . . . .

      also for me anything CARICOM is bad news

      and besides Carissa doesn’t need assistance from that bunch of nonentities . . . PLEASE

  7. 00000
    July 7, 2011


  8. Teach Tolerance
    July 7, 2011

    I am routing for you Dr. Etienne! You go my sister

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