CARICOM Announces New Deputy Secretary General


Above: CARICOM headquarters in Guyana

By the Caribbean Journal staff

CARICOM has named Manorma Soeknandan the regional body’s new Deputy Secretary General.

Soeknandan, a native of Suriname, succeeds Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite in the role.

Soeknandan has previously served as Suriname’s Ambassador to Guyana, as Ambassador to CARICOM and to Jamaica.

During her time as Ambassador to Guyana, she was named Dean of the Diplomatic Corps.

In a statement, CARICOM said the new Deputy Secretary General had experience in areas like “managing human and financial resources; strategic leadership and operational management; negotiating treaties, agreements, protocols, and in the area of public awareness and public education.”

She will serve under Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque.


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