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Rickey Singh

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GOVERNMENTS of the Caribbean Community are showing a high-level presence in South Africa for today’s official state-organised memorial service to celebrate the life and times of the internationally famous champion of political freedom and fundamental human rights, Nelson Mandela.
And the Trinidad and Tobago government of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, current chairperson of CARICOM, has enabled this “Caribbean togetherness” with the arrangement of a special charter flight by state-owned Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) to Johannesburg.
Except for the presidents of Guyana (Donald Ramotar) and Suriname (Desi Bouterse) who arrived at the weekend by earlier mutual travel arrangements, and separately as well as Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, the Daily Nation was informed that heads of delegation from a number of other member states of CARICOM were on board yesterday’s CAL flight to Johannesburg.
Among them were President of Haiti Michel Martelly and Prime Minister of The Bahamas Perry Christie.