Statement by CAUCUS of CARICOM Heads of Government on Commonwealth controversy

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Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meeting virtually in Caucus on Wednesday 6 April reaffirmed the obligation of Member States to coordinate foreign policy as outlined in the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.

They noted the upcoming election at the June 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and reaffirmed the turn of the Caribbean for a second term in accordance with the tradition of the Commonwealth.

They noted that two Member States of the Community had nominated two eminently qualified candidates for the post of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth and agreed that a Sub-Committee of Heads of Government comprising of The Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Jamaica will meet with the two candidates, Baroness Patricia Scotland, QC and Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson-Smith.

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