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PR362013 - CARICOM mourns death of 'outstanding Caribbean son

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H. E. Ambassador Irwin LaRoque, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, expresses regret at the recent passing of former CRNM Director General, Ambassador Henry Gill.

H. E. Ambassador Irwin LaRoque, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, expresses regret at the recent passing of former CRNM Director General, Ambassador Henry Gill.

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  • 1. PRESS RELEASE Caribbean Community Secretariat, P.O. Box 10827, Turkey, Greater Georgetown, Guyana; Tel: 592-222-0001/0075; Fax: 592-222-0171/0095; E-mail: <carisec3@caricom.org><piu@caricom.org. NO: 36/2013 DATE: 20th February 2013 CARICOM mourns death of `outstanding Caribbean son’(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The CaribbeanCommunity (CARICOM) is mourning the death of Ambassador Henry Gill, former DirectorGeneral of the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM).In a message of condolence, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of CARICOM,recalled Ambassador Gill’s astuteness, tenacity and diplomacy in leading the Regional team intrade negotiations, as well as his nurturing and friendly disposition that endeared him to staffand colleagues alike.The full text of the message reads:“It is with deep regret that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat learned of thepassing of Ambassador Henry Gill, former Director-General of the Caribbean RegionalNegotiating Machinery (CRNM).As we mourn the death of this outstanding Caribbean son, we recall his astuteness, tenacityand diplomacy in leading the regional team in trade negotiations and particularly, during thenegotiations with the European Union (EU) for the CARIFORUM-EU Economic PartnershipAgreement (EPA).Ambassador Gill has also left a towering legacy in academia and in the realm of internationalrelations, having attended, and served, with distinction at the Institute of InternationalRelations of the University of the West Indies (UWI), and at the Latin American EconomicSystem (SELA) where he was the Deputy Permanent Secretary.Henry was well respected for his intellect and formidable technical expertise as well as forhis nurturing and friendly disposition which endeared him to the staff of the CRNM,colleagues in the CARICOM Secretariat and the young trade specialists whom he mentored,many of whom continue to serve at national and regional levels and beyond.On behalf of the Caribbean Community and its Secretariat, we extend our deepestcondolences to his family and his many friends across the Caribbean and elsewhere.”CONTACT: caricompublicinfo@gmail.com; Website:http://www.caricom.org Page 1 of 1