Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and newly re-elected Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Patricia Scotland joined other Commonwealth Heads of Government for the CHOGM2022 Retreat, a high-level closed-door meeting to decide the community’s priorities for the next two years.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit also attended the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2022, which was held from June 20, 2022, to June 25, 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda.
In the CHOGM 2022, various leaders of the government of the Caribbean countries, such as Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda- Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of St Lucia- Philip J Pierre, and Prime Minister of Jamaica- Andrew Holness, also participated.
The main aim of the CHOGM 2022 was to elect the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, and QC Patricia Baroness Scotland managed to retain her position as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. In the CHOGM 2022, Patricia Scotland managed to secure the 27 votes.
Hitting back at critics, Baroness Scotland successfully managed a challenge to her leadership. She proved that her historic selection as Secretary-General not only signifies her capabilities to represent the Commonwealth but also shows her dedication and compassion to bringing unity among member states.
Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit and newly re-elected Commonwealth Secretary General the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, joined other Commonwealth Heads of Government for the #CHOGM2022 Retreat. https://t.co/Wi6cpUnetW
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Patricia Scotland also extended gratitude to the countries who supported her bid for the appointment of the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.
She also affirmed that to continue to serve our family of nations is a true honour and a privilege, and she will do so to the best of my ability.
“It is deeply humbling to have been reappointed as Secretary-General of this great Commonwealth. We will face the world’s challenges with unity and purpose,” underlined Patricia Scotland.
She further said that to seek high office is a profound act of service, and she wants to commend my colleagues who also sought to serve. The Commonwealth is richer for the breadth and depth of talented leaders who dedicate themselves to our family of nations