The future of the Caribbean

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The Caricom headquarters in Guyana The Caricom headquarters in Guyana

The following is a presentation by Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the Forum on the Future of the Caribbean, held at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, on May 6, 2015.

It is indeed a pleasure for me personally, as well as the Caricom Secretariat, to be associated with this “one of a kind” event. This “Forum on The Future of the Caribbean” could not be more timely and relevant, given the challenging regional and international circumstances.

I am particularly heartened by the range of participants involved during these three days. I look forward to the practical outcomes and policy directions to be derived from this exercise in ‘disruptive thinking’ which I am sure will stimulate ideas and debate.

This forum owes its genesis to the vision of Winston Dookeran, minister of foreign affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, himself a disruptive thinker. Minister…

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