Caribbean leaders greet Patricia Scotland to retain Commonwealth Secretary-General position

While expressing pleasure over her reappointment to the top position, Patricia Scotland noted, "It is deeply humbling to have been reappointed as Secretary-General of this great #Commonwealth." 

Caribbean leaders greet Patricia Scotland to retain Commonwealth Secretary-General position
Caribbean leaders greet Patricia Scotland to retain Commonwealth Secretary-General position

Caribbean: As Patricia Scotland managed to retain her position of the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2022) on June 24, 2022, wishes have come from the entire Caribbean region. 

While expressing pleasure over her reappointment to the top position, Patricia Scotland noted, “It is deeply humbling to have been reappointed as Secretary-General of this great #Commonwealth.” 

She further emphasized that she will continue to serve the family of nations which is a true honour and a privilege, and she will do so to the best of her ability.

Patricia Scotland asserted, “We will face the world’s challenges with unity and purpose. To seek high office is a profound act of service, and I want to commend my colleagues who also sought to serve.” 

She said that the Commonwealth is richer for the breadth and depth of talented leaders who dedicate themselves to the family of nations.

Meanwhile, Caribbean leaders also extended warm greetings to Patricia Scotland to retain her position. 

Antigua and Barbuda

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda- Gaston Browne greeted Patricia Scotland on her big day and noted, “We congratulate Baroness Scotland on her reelection and wish her a successful tenure in the completion of her second term as Secretary General.”

PM Gaston Browne added that it was a welcomed outcome from the elections held earlier today, and they look forward to the full support of the entire commonwealth family of nations as they move forward in solidarity.

Dominica

Prime Minister of Dominica,- Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, expressed pleasure in the victory of Patricia Scotland as she belongs to Dominica. He added, “Congratulations to Dominica’s, Patricia Scotland QC, Commonwealth Secretary-General, on her reelection to the post of Commonwealth Secretary General.”

Further, the Government of Dominica expressed pleasure and added that Dominica’s very own Baroness Patricia Scotland had defeated her challenger to retain her position as Commonwealth Secretary General. 

Dr Vince Henderson also extended greetings and asserted,” Congratulations to my friend Baroness Patricia Scotland on her reelection as Commonwealth Secretary General. This is a great victory for Dominica and all Commonwealth States.” 

St Lucia

Prime Minister Philip J Pierre also joined other leaders to extend greetings to CSG Patricia Scotland. He thanked the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, for his hospitality as the host of the Commonwealth Heads of Government 2022.

While extending a greeting to CSG Patricia Scotland, PM Philip J Pierre noted, “I would also like to extend my congratulations to Patricia Scotland on her reelection as the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.” 

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