St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque described this 47th anniversary of the integration movement as coming at a time when the environment is dominated by the effects of COVID-19.
He said the region has made strides in improving lives through economic integration, human and social development, foreign policy coordination, and security cooperation.
Regional institutions have played a key role in the region’s response to the threats of the coronavirus, Mr. LaRocque declared.
He said the success of the combined efforts in combating the challenge of COVID-19 is evidence of not only the competence and skill of Caribbean people but also of the value of a united region.
The SG’s remarks come at a time when regional leaders are at odds over how the troubled airline LIAT should be liquidated and what should replace it. Antigua and Barbuda is championing liquidation and a revival of another shareholder government airline entity to replace LIAT while SVG and Barbados are talking about allowing other airlines to fill the breach.