The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on the celebration of their thirty-ninth anniversary of Independence on Saturday, 27th October, 2018.
Secretary-General Ambassador, Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Vincentian Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, said “the chosen theme for this year’s festivities ‘working together to enhance national pride’ encourages Vincentians to combine their efforts, not only to ensure a prosperous and secure future for the next generation, but also to strengthen their fraternal bonds”.
“Prime Minister, the commitment of the Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in promoting regional integration, particularly as it relates to the regional agenda for transport, is most appreciated,” the Secretary-General stated.
“This is illustrated by the dedicated efforts to ensure that the importance of transport to the sustainable development of the community remains at the forefront”, he added. The Vincentian Prime Minister is the Head of Government with lead responsibility for transportation (Maritime and Aviation) in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet.
“CARICOM looks forward to the continued active engagement of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in strengthening the development of the community,” the Secretary-General said.