CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended warm congratulations to the new Premier of Montserrat, Hon Easton Taylor-Farrell and his party, the Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP) on their success at the island’s elections on 18 November, and Mr Taylor-Farrell’s subsequent assumption of the Premiership.
“Montserrat is an integral part of the Caribbean Community and upholds its ideals and aspirations. As we seek to build a Community for all, CARICOM stands ready and willing to support the government and people of Montserrat,” Ambassador LaRocque assured in his congratulatory letter to Premier Taylor-Farrell.
Mr. Taylor-Farrell’s MCAP party won five of the nine seats at stake in the elections, while the outgoing People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) retained three, with the other seat going to outgoing Premier, Hon. Donaldson Romeo, who contested as an independent candidate.
“Your victory is a message from your people that they have every confidence in your party, and in your leadership, as you seek to move forward to sustainable economic development and prosperity,” the Secretary-General said, adding that he looks forward to meeting Premier Taylor-Farrell at the earliest opportunity.