St. Vincent and the Grenadines appointed a new Ambassador to CARICOM in the person of Mr Allan Alexander.
His Excellency Allan Alexander, Plenipotentiary Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to CARICOM was accredited in a short ceremony which preceded the 6th Meeting of the CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors.
Secretary-General LaRocque told the newly accredited ambassador that as a Member of the Committee, they can support the future direction of integration, and play a significant role as the Community advances its climate resilience agenda.
He added that members of the Committee have a central role in providing the necessary link between the regional and the national agendas, and to engage and interact with the citizens of their countries to highlight and promote the objectives, work and benefits of the Community.
“This is an essential contribution to strengthening the CARICOM Identity and Spirit of Community,” he told the
He told Ambassador Alexander that St Vincent and the Grenadines has been a strong and dedicated advocate of integration at all levels, noting that Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves has been a leading advocate for recognition of a distinct Caribbean Civilisation.
“CARICOM has benefitted significantly from St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ contribution. Your country’s persistence in seeking to improve air and maritime transportation in the Community demonstrates the commitment of Prime Minister Gonsalves as the Lead Head of Government with responsibility for Transport in the Quasi-Cabinet. That area is a critical element in the Community’s pursuit of regional integration,” Secretary-General LaRocque said.
He also noted Prime Minister Gonsalves’ leadership of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Cricket, ‘another important rallying point for our unity’.