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Audrey Marks now chairman of Caricom Caucus

Thursday, July 19, 2018

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WASHINGTON DC,United States (JIS) —Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Audrey Marks, on Wednesday (July 18), assumed chairmanship of the CARICOM Caucus of Ambassadors in Washington DC.

Ambassador Marks' assumption took place at a special sitting of the 14-member Caucus, at OAS headquarters.

The ambassador said she is honoured to serve in this new role at this very important juncture in Caribbean history.

She noted that there are several important issues that the body will tackle over the next six months, such as trade, security, energy and immigration.

As it relates to immigration, the ambassador pointed out that, very shortly, the Embassy of Jamaica will host state-wide town hall meetings, given the importance of this topic to the Jamaican Diaspora.

“There are many changes relating to immigration that members of the Jamaican Diaspora need to be aware of,” she said.

Outgoing Chairman, Ambassador Leon Charles, Haiti's Permanent Representative to the OAS, congratulated Marks on her elevation to the new role.

He lauded Jamaica for the important role the nation continues to play in CARICOM, adding that he has no doubt that Ambassador Marks will perform an excellent job at the helm of the grouping.

Marks will occupy the chair for six months, concurrently with Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, who is the Chairman of CARICOM.

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