CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday received a courtesy call from Rodolfo Sabonge, new secretary-general of the Association of Caribbean of States (ACS).

Sabonge, a native of Panama, became the seventh secretary-general of the ACS in November last year, taking over from Saint Lucian Dr. June Soomer.

Sabonge is an engineer by profession and has 45 years of experience in the areas of international trade, transport, maritime and logistic development. He was the general manager of the Panama Railroad; plant engineer, responsible for the maintenance of the Locks of the Panama Canal; and led the planning for the transfer of the Panama Canal from the United States to the Republic of Panama.

The ACS is Headquartered in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, with 32 member states, based on geographic proximity and historical linkages, linked together for “consultation, cooperation and concerted action.”

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