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A Caribbean Vision: Words of Edwin Carrington

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During any journey it is important to mark signposts if only as a means of recording achievements or disappointments. In the march towards regional integration there have been many of both, but too often we tend to dwell on the latter while belittling the former. The signposts are well demarcated in the ensuing articles, which also contain provocative prescriptions.

Although the arguments may differ in intensity and focus, what is uniform is the commitment to and belief in the idea of collective Caribbean action. Indeed it is maintained that “integration is not the furtherance of a dream but represents the means of survival in the 21st century.”

A strong sense of West Indian identity influences the majority of contributions and more than one contributor suggests, that it is more this identity than political or economic actions which will carry us through the hazardous maze of globalisation. In one case, cultural identity and kinship are seen as the essential ingredient of the new direction which the region must take. While in another, the cementing of a truce between artist and politician, in order to forge unity and maintain identity, is viewed as a prerequisite to interfacing effectively with the rest of the world.

Extract from:silvertorch.com

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Carrington: Collaboration in Economic Crisis

 

DSC_0030Edwin Carrington sees the imporatnce in CARICOM collaborating with other international agencies to ensure that Caribbean natitions survive the global economic crisis.

According to Carrington, the Community would look to the UN and its relevant specialised agencies to support its efforts in the area of strengthening the Region’s security arrangements and fulfilling its international security commitments.
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Edwin Carrington on the Importance of the Public Sector

Edwin Carrington

Edwin Carrington

Trinity Cross recipient and Secretary General of CARICOM, Edwin Carrington, sees the imporatance of a Carribean Identity and by extension the creation of a Caribbean community.He can also be noted for emphasising the importance of the Public Sector in CARICOM member states.

““The public service must be made aware of their integral role in advancing the objectives and implementing the decisions of the Caribbean Community,”

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Edwin Carrington; CARICOM Secretary General

Trinity Cross recipient, Edwin Carrington

Trinity Cross recipient, Edwin Carrington

When describing the Caribbean, Edwin Carrigton can be quoted as saying that CARICOM:

“continues to strive with dedication and commitment in building and in serving a Community for all.”

Carrington applaudes the diversity of the regional integration movement, stating that in addition to the original English-speaking Members, CARICOM included the full participation of Dutch-speaking Suriname and French-speaking Haiti as Member States and of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands as Associate Members, and possibly, Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic, sometime in the future.

More on Edwin Carrington:caribbeannetnews.com