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CMC Feature-CARIBBEAN-POLITICS-40 years later, regional leaders gather at the birthplace of CARICOM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Irwin la Rocque is very passionate about the regional integration movement, CARICOM.
He has to be. As Secretary General of the 15-member grouping, he defends it against accusation from certain sections of the region that instead of CARICOM, it should be named “CARIGONE”.
But as the regional leaders get ready to assemble in Trinidad and Tobago for their 34th summit that coincides with the signing of the treaty establishing the grouping 40 years ago, La Rocque says in short a CARICOM would have had to be invented if one was not around.

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