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CARICOM undecided over Organization of American States nominee

Published:Monday | March 2, 2015 | 2:38 PM

Chairman of the Caribbean Community and Bahamian Prime Minister, Perry Christi says CARICOM leaders have failed to agree on a single candidate for the post of Secretary General of the Commonwealth.

The leaders, who met in The Bahamas last week said no agreement had also been taken regarding the position of Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS).

CARICOM says the failure to agree on a single candidate does not mean there is disunity within the 15-member grouping on the issue.

Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago hall nominated candidates to replace Kamalesh Sharma the former Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, who is ending his term as the Commonwealth Secretary General.

The last Caribbean national to serve as Commonwealth Secretary General was Sir Shridath Ramphal, who served from 1975-1990.