Georgetown, Guyana: Dr Ralph Gonsalves, the outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), designated Caribbean nationals’ flexibility in a year which is commendable. He is also the respected Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Dr Ralph made this announcement on Thursday where he affirmed that “the joy of camaraderie will be missed, it should serve to remind us of the spirit that is induced from togetherness, That spirit of unity has been a cornerstone of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged through the world this past year, our Community harnessed the intellectual and technical capacity available, and successfully managed the health aspects. This resulted in relatively low casualty figures while continuing in no small measure the spread of the virus.”
He added, “The medical and laboratory expertise of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the scientific craft of the University of the West Indies (UWI), the logistical and organisational skills of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Caricom Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) and the Regional Security System (RSS) were all deployed to the benefit of our people,”
He paid his respect towards researchers, Medical authorities and scientists who worked so hard to serve others. He affirmed that “the greatest gift that can be bestowed this season, a vaccine, has already begun to be distributed. We look forward to receiving our share through the COVAX Facility.”
He remembered the country’s special moments and declared that, “We have come to the end of a year that will not be forgotten. It has shown the remarkable flexibility of Caribbean people. It is that strength that will ensure that we not only survive but thrive and lift our Caribbean Civilisation higher.”
The outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Dr Ralph Gonsalves who is also the respected Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines “It is with that faith and confidence that I wish Happy Holidays to all” addressed to the citizens.