10/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/27/2021 06:47
CARICOM SG applauds 'strength of character', as Vincentians celebrate 42nd Independence Anniversary
CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has congratulated the Government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Forty-Two years as an independent nation, noting that the resilience displayed in overcoming the recent traumatic volcanic eruption in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is a fine example of the people's strength of character.
Dr. Barnett's congratulatory message to St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves also expressed CARICOM's pride in the country's election to the United Nations Security Council and the leadership exercised during its presidency.
She also noted that CARICOM has benefitted greatly from St. Vincent and the Grenadines' invaluable contribution towards fostering regional integration, especially in fulfilling its responsibility withing the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet for Transportation.
"I join with the Caribbean Community, in extending best wishes to the Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the country's continued advancement and well-being", the Secretary-General said.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines marks its Independence Anniversary on 27 October.