Baroness Scotland is new Commonwealth Secretary General

Baroness Patricia Scotland has been elected Commonwealth Secretary General, becoming the first woman to hold the title.

Baroness Scotland was Dominica’s nominee for the post, and was also supported by Barbados.

At today’s vote at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta, she defeated the other Caribbean candidate, Ronald Sanders, who was nominated by Antigua and Barbuda, and had the backing of the majority of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders.

Baroness Scotland succeeds Kamalesh Sharma, who has held the post since 2008.

8 Responses to Baroness Scotland is new Commonwealth Secretary General

  1. Tony Webster November 27, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Congratulations to our sister, who is eminently deserving of this further honour; and thanks to to all who supported her election.

  2. Ezekiel Baker
    Ezekiel Baker November 27, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    It’s just to show how black people think, this woman don’t live in Caribbean region, yet she has the top job, could any of the island put someone forward, someone who grow with the the island.

  3. Jade November 27, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    It’s not a Caribbean position it’s a commonwealth wide position so her not living here is not an issue

  4. Venice Daisley
    Venice Daisley November 27, 2015 at 6:33 pm


  5. E. M. McCaskey November 28, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Mr. Baker the Baroness is not the Caribbean S.G. she is the Commonwealth S.G . She lives and works in the commonwealth but is of Caribbean origin Hip Hip HURRAH for us and for her

  6. Raysymbolic November 28, 2015 at 6:33 am

    @Ezekiel Baker, Baroness Scotland has been appointed on her merits, the fact she doesn’t live in the Caribbean Region should not distract from her experience and knowledge of the Caribbean – so what is your point ?

  7. Ralph W Talma November 28, 2015 at 8:02 am

    1. Well done Baroness on your appointment. You have the background and knowledge to be a success for not only the Caribbean but all of the Commonwealth.
    2. Good luck.

  8. poka poka November 28, 2015 at 11:14 am

    @Ezekiel Baker.. you clearly don’t known anything about the Commonwealth or this woman.. Stop showing your ignorance


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