August 4 — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General Edwin Carrington will step down from a position he has held for 18 years. His replacement has not yet been announced. The CARICOM Secretariat confirmed in a statement today that the Trinidad and Tobago national, who was appointed the sixth CARICOM Secretary-General in 1992, will step down on December 31st. During his tenure, Carrington oversaw the revision of the Treaty of Chaguaramas and the consequent transition of the Community from a Common Market to a Single Market in 2006. Under his Secretary-Generalship, the platform is also being set for eventual evolution of the Community to include a Single Economy – the framework for which Heads of Government have undertaken to create By 2015. His term has also seen the establishment of a number of key institutions designed to put the integration process on a sound base, including the Caribbean Court of Justice (2005); as well as the Caribbean Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (2002); the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (2005); the CARICOM Competition Commission (2008); and the CARICOM Development Fund (2008). Source: Caribbean360