Secretary-General briefs new CARICOM Chairman
CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met on Friday with incoming CARICOM Chairman H.E. Brigadier (Retired) David Granger to brief him on his tenure as Chair for the next six months and preparations for the Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in February, over which he will preside.
Also present at the briefing were Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge and Sharlene Phoenix of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Neville Bissember, Advisor, and Charmaine Atkinson-Jordan, Chef-de-Cabinet, in the Office of the Secretary-General.
President Granger meets with CARICOM SG ahead of February inter-sessional meeting
Current Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), President David Granger, today, met with Secretary-General of the body, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and a delegation from the Secretariat, which included Advisor to the Secretary-General, Mr. Neville Bissember and Executive Director, Human Resource Management at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms. Charmaine Atkinson-Jordan.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl Greenidge and Head of the CARICOM Unit in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Charlene Phoenix were present at the meeting, which took place at State House.
President Granger assumed the Chairmanship on January 1, 2017 as per the Rotation Schedule for The Chairmanship of the Conference of Heads of Government. As such, Guyana will host the 28th Inter-sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, which is slated for February 16-17.