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CARICOM withdraws its offer to Dr. Naresh Singh for the position of Deputy Secretary General – 20th Feb 2013

urlGuyanese, Dr. Naresh Singh was identified for the post of Deputy Secretary General, and he accepted. Dr. Singh was proposed by the Secretary-General, Erwin LaRoque, in accordance with the recruitment process for Executive Management of the Secretariat.

Subsequent to the offer and Dr. Singh’s acceptance of that offer, the CARICOM Secretariat said information came to light regarding allegations against Dr. Singh which were being investigated by the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada.

The Secretariat said that the allegations and the findings of that body of inquiry are of grave concern to the CARICOM and the Secretary-General and as such the Secretary-General has taken the necessary action to retract the offer.

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