The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Grenada on its 47th Anniversary of Independence, praising its great example of resilience.
CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Dr the Hon. Keith Mitchell, said Grenada has made great strides, and its citizens have made their mark globally in academia, diplomacy and sport, to name a few. He said the theme for this year’s celebration, “Rebuilding Together a Safer, More Resilient Nation in these Challenging Times,” resonates throughout the Community during this current period.
“The people of Grenada have been a great example of resilience throughout the period of nationhood, demonstrating time and again a resolve to surmount whatever challenges stood in the way of developing the country” the Secretary-General said. He also praised Grenada for being a strong and dedicated advocate of regional integration.
“The Community has benefitted significantly from your enlightened contribution in the field of Science and Technology (including Information and Communications), the country’s portfolio in the Quasi-Cabinet of the Heads of Government. The new reality brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for the use of ICT in its efforts at recovery,” the SG said, while reaffirming the Community’s commitment to support the country’s efforts at achieving sustainable development.
Grenada marked the occasion on Sunday 7 February 2021.