Dominica assumes chairmanship of CARICOM

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)  –   Hon. Roosevelt Skerritt, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica assumed the Chairmanship of the Caribbean Community on 1 January 2010. He will serve in this position until 30 June 2010. The outgoing Chairman, H.E. President Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana served from 1July-31 December 2009. The Chairmanship of CARICOM rotates among Member States every six months.

From 1 July -31 December 2010, the chairmanship goes to Haiti.

This change in chairmanship also affects the Bureau of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM which comprises the current Chairman; the outgoing and incoming Chairmen and the Secretary-General.

With this rotation, the Bureau now comprises Hon. Roosevelt Skerritt Prime Minister of Dominica; H.E. Bharrat Jagdeo, President of Guyana, H.E. Rene Preval, President of Haiti, and H.E. Edwin W. Carrington, CARICOM Secretary-General.

The Bureau of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM initiates proposals for development and approval by the Ministerial Councils; updates the consensus of the Member States on issues to be determined by the Conference, facilitates implementation of Community decisions, and provides guidance to the CARICOM Secretariat on policy issues.


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  1. Petra
    January 6, 2010

    Y’all behave like u hard of hearin’ , like u cyaan’ understand.
    Skerro ain’t in charge of…!…the post would have gone to Dominica no matter who the PM was….
    Now, he may very well do an excellent job, but This post has nothing to do with the next level. Wake up my people open your eyes and your minds.

    By the way – is there a reason why Dominicans would want to hear that Dominica was asked to leave the Caricom?

    Hey – Y’all are hard work – for real.

  2. ripley's believe it or not
    January 5, 2010

    precisely! in da next six months i think is haiti’s turn.

    man everyting is an issue for dese people.

  3. ripley's believe it or not
    January 5, 2010

    some one give me the results of the MRD group who went to St.kitts. seems i miss it.

  4. January 5, 2010

    All of you who choopsing wanted to hear something different, like Dominica was asked to leave CARICOM right? Whay a pity.

  5. Anonymous
    January 5, 2010

    Stupes. is not the first time. all heads competent of not holds the chairmanship at some point.

  6. jen
    January 5, 2010

    Congratulations to PM Skerrit I wish you good luck

  7. Anonymous
    January 5, 2010

    Prime Minister Skerrit is a very intelligent and wise man and I’m optimistic that he will do an excellent job as chairman of Caricom.

  8. True Dominican
    January 4, 2010

    In stead of talking about our dear Prime Minister in the way you guyz do, why don’t you negative folks do something like Prime Minister Skerrit to propel Dominica and Dominicans to the NEXT LEVEL?

  9. January 4, 2010

    well is now caricom business on de road skerro in charge….

  10. Knowledge is Power
    January 4, 2010

    The regional postions that our dear PM now holds or holds at anytime in his leadership would have gone to Dominica no matter who the Prime Minister is. people educate yourselves

  11. January 4, 2010

    Skerro rollin high dem days.. de next level for real…

  12. Dominican Student
    January 4, 2010

    The Chairmanship of CARICOM rotates among Member States every six months.

  13. medler
    January 4, 2010

    well they say a king has no honor in his own country. So here you are! Dominicans go fight with caricom ministers. They see something in our PM that you don’t see.GOD BLESS YOU PM STKERRIT!

  14. mouth of the south
    January 4, 2010

    first e.c.c.b now caricom welll skerro rubbing some high shoulders man,,,,,,, lemme doh say nuttin much bout skerro lol

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