Above: Dominica (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Dominica’s Percival Marie has assumed office as the director general of CARIFORUM, the Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States Directorate in the CARICOM Secretariat.
Marie succeeds former CARIFORUM Director General Ivan Ogando Lora.
Marie takes over for a term of three years, and he said his priority will be “to effect an integrated, comprehensive approach to the work of the two Units that comprise the Directorate.”
CARIFORUM’s Special Meeting of the Council of Ministers convened in Santo Domingo last month, approving Marie’s selection.
The Dominican national has a long history of work with CARIFORUM. He will report to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque in the position.