UDP congratulates Doctor Carla Barnett on appointment as CARICOM Secretary General

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Dr. Carla Barnett

The United Democratic Party is elated at the historic appointment of Belize’s very own Doctor Carla Barnett as the new Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Doctor Barnett was elected during the virtual 21st Special Meeting of the CARICOM leaders, presided over by Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley, the current chairman of the 15 member grouping of countries. She replaces Dominican-born diplomat, Irwin LaRocque, who has held the post of CARICOM Secretary General since August of 2011. Dr. Carla Barnett, who served as the first female Deputy Secretary-General of CARICOM from 1997 to 2002, has now taken her distinction to the highest level as the first woman to become CARICOM Secretary General.
The United Democratic Party is pleased at the tremendous acknowledgment and recognition internationally of Belizean talent and competence which the distinguished appointment represents. We are particularly proud of our party’s close association with Doctor Barnett who served as a Senator and Minister of Government during the last two terms of the UDP administration led by Prime Minister Right Honorable Dean Barrow.
Our current leader, Honorable Patrick Faber, the party’s executive and the entire UDP family congratulate Doctor Carla Barnett on her appointment and wish her success in her new role and responsibility which we are confident she will execute and fulfill with distinction, making our nation prouder and our regional community stronger.
-Press Release-