In a little while, President Chan Santokhi will visit the Bahamas. Although the head of state’s itinerary is yet unknown, the media has learned that the trip is primarily focused on officially passing the CARICOM presidency on to Prime Minister Philip Davis of the Bahamas.
As of July 1, 2022, the head of state has been the president, having taken office on January 1 of that year. Santokhi will continue to lead Caricom till December 31, 2022. According to a piece in The Washington Informer, Davis has assumed official leadership of the Caribbean Community for the ensuing six months.
The Washington Informer makes reference to a piece that was released on January 1 in Caricom Today. As head of Caricom, Davis traveled to Argentina last week for the CELAC meeting, where Minister Albert Ramdin represented President Santokhi.
On January 1, Prime Minister Davis delivered his inaugural address as Chairman of the Caricom. He thanked President Santokhi for leading CARICOM with distinction during the previous six months, among other things. Prime Minister David stated, “I look forward to building on his legacy with the assistance and support of my fellow heads of government.