10/31/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/31/2018 10:27
Antigua and Barbuda's 'invaluable contribution' to regional integration and 'active participation in the Councils' of the Caribbean Community have been highlighted as CARICOM congratulates the country on 37 years of Independence.
Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Hon. Gaston Browne said:
'Under your leadership as Head of Government responsible for Services within the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet, Antigua and Barbuda has advanced the Region's efforts, as it seeks to build competitiveness, unleash key economic drivers to growth and address the grave challenges to its financial services.'
The Secretary-General also noted that Antigua and Barbuda has made great strides in its development since independence.
'Indeed the theme for this year's Independence celebration, 'Antigua and Barbuda: Forward Together' is an apt reflection of the firm determination and steadfastness of the Antiguan and Barbudan people in their efforts to ensure the sustainable development of the nation,' he stated.
Antigua and Barbuda observe their Independence Anniversary on Thursday 1 November 2018.