August 5, 2010


Wed, 04 Aug 2010 18:53:00

Edwin Carrington
Less than a month after telling journalists that he “never came to stay forever”, Edwin Carrington has informed Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders of his intention to step down as the region’s premier public servant at year end.

After 18 years on the job, Carrington is the longest serving CARICOM Secretary General and has been the recipient of national awards from Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago as well as from the Dominican Republic, Italy and Spain.

But in recent months, the leadership of the Georgetown-based CARICOM Secretariat had been called into question and during the just concluded summit of regional leaders in Jamaica, newspaper editorials fingered the 72-year old Carrington as among the main culprits.

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