Secretary-General Carrington steps down

Secretary-General of CARICOM His Excellency Edwin W.Carrington Secretary-General of CARICOM His Excellency Edwin W.Carrington http://www.caricom.org (FP)

“These last 18 years as Secretary-General have been the pinnacle of my public service career. I have, despite the odds, done all I could to help create a viable and secure Community for All. It has been a period of important achievements as well as significant disappointments. I leave satisfied and confident however, that the Caribbean Community now has a solid platform on which to continue to build the integration movement,” the Secretary-General said.

During his tenure, Mr. Carrington oversaw the revision of the Treaty of Chaguaramas and the consequent transition of the Community from a Common Market to a Single Market in 2006. Under his Secretary-Generalship, the platform is also being set for eventual evolution of the Community to include a Single Economy - the framework for which Heads of Government have undertaken to create by 2015.

Mr. Carrington’s term has also seen the establishment of a number of key institutions designed to put the integration process on a sound base, including:


  • CCJ - Caribbean Court of Justice (2005);
  • CROSQ - Caribbean Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (2002);
  • CCCCC - Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (2005);
  • CCC - CARICOM Competition Commission (2008);
  • CDF - CARICOM Development Fund (2008).



See full press release here: PR3372010 Carrington Leaves (34.5 kB)

Additional Info

  • Content Source: CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana
  • Press Release Ref#: 337/2010
  • Contact: [email protected]
  • Published Date: August 4, 2010
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