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CARICOM leaders appoint first female Secretary-General

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By Jovan Wilson — History was created today when Dr Carla Barnett was appointed as the first female Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The leaders unanimously agreed to Barnett’s appointment at a Special Session, which was chaired by Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. Barnett, a national of Belize, will be the first person from the country to occupy the office. She will replace Ambassador Irwin LaRocque…

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Caricom-Cuba summit underway amid efforts to further strengthen relationship

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) and Cuban leaders began their seventh summit here on Tuesday, confident of improving upon the bonds that have thrived for more than four decades. “Forty-eight years ago, the foundation was laid for the building of a strong and mutually beneficial relationship. This has been formally underpinned since then by instruments such as technical cooperation agreements and memoranda of understanding,” Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque told the opening of…

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