Commentary: A Caribbean secretary-general for the OAS


Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto. The views expressed are his own. Responses to: www.sirronaldsanders.com

By Sir Ronald Sanders

It’s time for a Caribbean secretary-general of the Organisation of American States (OAS).

Over the last 70 years, since its formation, the OAS has had ten secretaries-general and one acting secretary-general. None have come from the Caribbean, even though Caribbean countries started being members of the Organisation from its inception in 1948 (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), or 1967 (Trinidad and Tobago), if we take account of English-speaking Caribbean countries…

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