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New Assistant Secretary-General appointed

The CARICOM Secretary General is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Solomon, a national of Trinidad and Tobago, as Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, with effect from 15 October 2023.

Ms. Solomon has more than thirty years of legal, communications and foreign service experience, at both regional and international levels. She has served in various senior- level capacities in the United Nations system, covering complex conflict recovery, governance and foreign relations issues, including in the Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary General’s Good Offices Mission in Cyprus; the Office of the Resident Coordinator, Sierra Leone; and UN Missions in Kosovo and in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has also served in the United Nations Department of Political Affairs in New York, as Team Leader for the Caribbean Desk.

In welcoming Ms. Solomon to the Secretariat, Dr Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary General, noted that Ms. Solomon’s appointment comes at a critical time for the Community. “The current global realities require a robust and strategic approach to coordination of foreign and community relations, to promote our shared interests. We look forward to the benefit of ASG Solomon’s extensive experience to advance the work of the Secretariat and the Community.”

A certified Mediator and Arbitrator, Ms. Solomon served as Judge at the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago, prior to taking up the appointment as Assistant Secretary General, Foreign and Community Relations. 

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