CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has singled out unity, commitment and innovative ideas among the features that helped to fashion a fulfilling 2015 in the region.
“This past year has been a most fulfilling one for us in the Caribbean Community. The value of our integration movement proved itself at home and abroad as we continued our efforts to provide an improved standard of living for all our citizens. The progress that we have made on many fronts has been due to our acting in concert to secure the best option for our Community,” he said in an end of year message.
The Secretary-General said he was confident that with initiatives underway, bolstered by the “tangible evidence of what our unity” could achieve, the region would provide “the safe, secure and viable society that will make us all proud to be citizens of CARICOM”.
Recalling CARICOM’s progress over the year, he noted that its attempts to influence the international community to support positions which advance the region’s interests also met with some success at major global conferences held this year to deal comprehensively with the challenges of developing countries.