CARICOM welcomes Baroness Scotland
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Baroness Patricia Scotland on her election as Secretary General of the Commonwealth.
Baroness Scotland has created history as the first woman to head the organisation. She is also the second secretary general to come from the Caribbean Community, the other being Sir Shridath Ramphal of Guyana.
According to CARICOM, Baroness Scotland, born in Dominica and whose father is from Antigua and Barbuda, brings to the position an impressive record of public service.
CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque said the Community looks forward to working with Baroness Scotland in continuing to strengthen the unique organisation that is the Commonwealth, and in building on the close cooperation between that organisation and CARICOM.