CARICOM Secretary-General recognises Barbados’ ‘outstanding progress’ since independence

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has lauded Barbados’s “outstanding progress” since independence.
In a congratulatory message to the Hon. Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados, on the occasion of the 49th anniversary of independence of Barbados, Ambassador LaRocque pointed to that country’s political maturity and stability as a beacon in the Region. He added that CARICOM continued to benefit from Barbados’ “strong commitment” and leadership role in integration.
“The Community continues to benefit from the strong commitment of Barbados to regional integration. The country has willingly accepted and carried out its leadership role in integration and the Community looks forward to the continued vibrant involvement of Barbados in the consolidation and advancement of the process, as we seek to ensure a safe, secure and sustainable environment for the growth and well-being of our Community,” the Secretary-General, said.

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