• Photo of Ambassador Irwin LaRocque

    Ambassador Irwin LaRocque

    Citation for Ambassador Irwin LaRocque  Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, is best described as a regionalist who dedicated his time and effort towards realizing the regional integration agenda set by CARICOM Heads of Government. In doing so he has served as Assistant Secretary General at the CARICOM Secretariat and the seventh Secretary General of our Community.  Ambassador LaRocque was born in the…

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    CARIFESTA – Caribbean Festival of Arts

    The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) is a roving multi-disciplinary art festival which has been held in various CARICOM countries since its establishment in 1972. It is  a regional forum where artists, performers and  other  persons in the  field of  culture meet and  exchange  ideas through presentations  of  music, dance, drama, exhibitions on art, sculpture, poetry and  symposia, among others.…

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    CARICOM Youth Ambassadors

    The CARICOM Youth Ambassador Programme was launched in Saint Lucia in 1993 by the Heads of Government to mark the Twentieth Anniversary of CARICOM and was formally instituted in 1994. Since its inception, the Youth Ambassador Programme has contributed to increased youth knowledge and awareness of CARICOM issues and priorities; has raised the profile of young people at the national…

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    DAME Mary Eugenia Charles

    15 May 1919 – Dame Mary Eugenia Charles has the distinction of being the first female lawyer in her native land of Dominica and the first female to be elected Prime Minister in the Caribbean. Her entry into the political arena came in 1968 owing to the attempt of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) to have a Sedition Act passed.…

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    His Excellency Dr. Nicholas Joseph Liverpool

    CITATION FOR THE ORDER OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (OCC) 2008   The distance from Grand Bay in the south east corner of Dominica to Government House in Roseau is not much more than ten miles but for His Excellency Dr. Nicholas Joseph Orville Liverpool, President of the Commonwealth of Dominica, it has been an extraordinary journey by way of Britain, most…

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    Justice P. Telford Georges

    As one of the Caribbean’s most respected legal luminaries, Justice P. Telford Georges of Dominica was an automatic choice for the award of the OCC at the second conferment in 1994. Professionally, Justice Georges boasts a brilliant career in the legal field serving the Region as a Judge of the High Court and Acting Justice of Appeal of Trinidad and…

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    Amb Irwin LaRocque

    Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, a national of Dominica, assumed the office of Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on 15 August 2011, following his selection by the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM on 21 July 2011.  He is the seventh Secretary-General of CARICOM. Ambassador LaRocque’s service at the CARICOM Secretariat began in September 2005, when he assumed the position…

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    Key facts Date of Membership in CARICOM: 1 May 1974 Also Known as:Nature Island of the Caribbean Status of Independence:Independent 1978/11/03 Area: 750 km2 (290 miles2) Capital City: Roseau Population: 71,898 (2009) Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar Highest National Award: Sisserou Award of Honour Economy GDP: EC$771.0 Mn (2004) GDP Growth: –0.5% p.a. 2009–13 GNI: US$493m GNI PC: US$6,760 GDP per…

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