He is the current Assistant Secretary-General for Trade and Economic Integration at the CARICOM Secretariat, having served in that post since September 2005, a release from the Secretariat said. He replaces Sir Edwin Carrington of Trinidad and Tobago.
Secretary-General-designate LaRocque, 56, in his reaction expressed his deep appreciation for the confidence reposed in him by the Heads of Government.
“I am humbled and privileged for this opportunity to continue my service to the Governments and people of the Caribbean Community. As we strive towards the goal of a Community For All, the confidence of the Heads of Government, the support of the people of the Community and the committed staff of the CARICOM Secretariat are vital in achieving that objective.”
During his tenure, he will oversee the continued push for a comprehensive regional public health agency and will guide Caricom countries into implementing better health policies for their citizens and other residents of the countries.