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CARICOM elects new secretary general

The Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a statement on the appointment of a new secretary general of CARICOM. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Here follows a statement from The Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the appointment of a new secretary general of CARICOM:

The Bahamas government wishes to extend warm congratulations to Ambassador Irwin Leroque (Pictured, top), a national of Dominica, on his reappointment as Secretary General of CARICOM. The decision was made by the Heads of Government of CARICOM at its Inter-Sessional meeting in Placencia, Belize on 16th February.

This will be Ambassador Leroque’s second and final five-year term.

XXXXSpeaking for the Bahamas Government, Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell (left) said: “Ambassador Leroque has given unqualified, good and yeoman’s service to our region and deserves a second term. We support him unreservedly and congratulate him on his reappointment.”

Minister of Financial Services Hope Strachan addressed The Bahamas’ chapter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) luncheon February 15, 2016 at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel in Nassau. Read her remarks here.

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) market has surged nearly 400 per cent from a market capitalization of $820 million at inception to today’s $3.8 billion, according to Keith Davies, CEO, BISX.

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