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CARICOM Secretariat - Executive Team

The Executive Management of the CARICOM Secretariat is responsible for the strategic management and direction of the organisation and for working closely with the five Councils to facilitate the implementation of Community decisions.
The EMC comprises the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community and the Assistant Secretaries General of the Secretariat’s Directorates of Foreign and Community Relations, Human and Social Development and Trade and Economic Integration and the Chef de Cabinet, as Executive Officer.

Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, a national of Dominica, assumed the office of Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on 15 August 2011, following his selection by the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM on 21 July 2011.  He is the seventh Secretary-General of CARICOM.Ambassador LaRocque’s service at the CARICOM Secretariat began in September 2005, when he assumed the position of Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic Integration.  In that post Ambassador LaRocque provided strategic leadership for the continuing implementation and further development of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).Prior to his appointment as Assistant Secretary-General, he served as Permanent Secretary in various Ministries in Dominica for more than fourteen... Read more

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Deputy Secretary General
Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan, PhD

01 February 2014


Ambassador Manorma P. Soeknandan, PhD, a national of the Republic of Suriname, holds a Law Degree from Anton de Kom University, Master and PhD degrees in International Studies and Diplomacy from Washington International University.   She is also a qualified teacher and has degrees in History from the Advanced Teachers Institute (IOL) in Suriname.  She has conducted several specialized studies on Legislative Drafting, Competition Law, Project Management, International Trade, International Public and Private Law, etc.  Before joining the CARICOM Secretariat, where she holds the post of Deputy Secretary-General from 1 February 2014, she served as the first female Resident Ambassador of the Republic of Suriname to Guyana from 2001 to January 2013.  She was... Read more

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