CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, paid a courtesy call today on Mr. Milton Haughton, the Executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), and his team of dedicated staff who continue to work with member states to secure the region's invaluable fisheries resources.
The Secretary-General spoke with the CRFM Executive Director about strengthening the relationship between the CARICOM Secretariat, based in Guyana, and the CRFM, based in Belize.
Above: CRFM Executive Director (left) and his staff dialogue with Ambassador LaRocque (right) and Ms. Itiaba
Haughton and LaRocque both spoke of the importance of building synergies between their Secretariats, as well as between sister CARICOM agencies, in order to maximize on benefits to the region.
The Secretary-General is due to return to Belize in February, as the country, whose prime minister is the new chair of CARICOM as of January 1, 2016, is scheduled to host the next Heads of Government meeting in the seaside village of Placencia, where fisheries is a mainstay of the local economy.