OECS to feature outstanding nationals

OECS to feature outstanding nationals

OECS Media Release

The OECS Commission has embarked on a new initiative that seeks to feature the accomplishments of consummate professionals from OECS Member States making strides within the region and in the Diaspora.

The project, which will highlight one outstanding OECS national each quarter, aims to encourage the region’s youth to ‘think big’ and open their minds to extraordinary career possibilities through the inspiring success stories of their OECS peers.

OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, said it is important to support and give a voice to the successes of OECS nationals who have carved a place for themselves amongst the best in their field.

“Each success story of one son or daughter of the soil signifies a breakthrough for the sub region. Despite the odds being stacked against them, each one of these inspirational individuals was able to, not only succeed, but stand apart as a respected professional in their field.”

“These are narratives that we need to share,” said Dr. Jules.

Dr. Jules also noted that the features will provide an avenue of contact and recognition so that the relevant sectors can reach out to these individuals, should the need arise.

The Feature Series is open to all nationals of OECS Member States with special attention placed on youth.

 

Criteria for nominations:

  • National of an OECS Member State;
  • Academic distinction of the highest order;
  • Scientific invention;
  • High political accomplishment (regionally and in the Diaspora);
  • Extraordinary community or national service achieved (regionally and in the Diaspora).

 

The first of the OECS Feature Series will begin on August 16, 2017. 

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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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