Effective November 1st, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), will have a new Deputy Secretary-General.
He is Dr. Armstrong Alexis of St. Lucia, who was previously at the United Nations Development Programme. There, he had a distinguished career in the Caribbean, the Pacific and Africa, rising to the level of Deputy Resident Representative in Namibia.
The new Deputy Secretary-General brings a wealth of experience to the post having also served with the Commonwealth Secretariat and at a high level in the public service of his native St. Lucia.
In welcoming Dr. Alexis, CARICOM Secretary-General Dr. Carla Barnett noted “he is an experienced international public servant who brings a solid record of performance at a high level”.
She says the Community and the Secretariat will benefit from his skills and vast experience, and notes she is looking forward to him joining the team as they continue to strive to provide effective and efficient service.