Prime Minister Chastanet welcomes OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules

Saint Lucia - The Honorable Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, The Honorable Allen Chastanet today welcomed the Director of the OECS Commission, His Excellency Dr. Didacus Jules for joint discussions on areas in which both the Government and Commission could forge closer collaboration. 

During the meeting, both the Prime Minister and Director General exchanged views on strengthening and consolidating cooperation in the face of regional and global economic challenges, with the Prime Minister being briefed on key OECS activities and events.

Dr. Jules again congratulated the Prime Minister and his Cabinet on their emphatic victory and assured the incoming Chastanet Administration of the OECS’s utmost support to the Government in addressing the unique issues and opportunities facing the region.

“The OECS Commission stands ready to support the Government across a number of socio -economic areas such as youth unemployment, GIS delivered statistics for better decision making and addressing the very real issue of climate change as but some examples.

“We are already seeing sound headway with the launch of the new OECS Youth Empowerment Strategy in engaging previously marginalized youth into valuable internships and work experience”.

“I believe we are living in the most exciting time in history with innovation and technology being able to leverage previously unseen social, cultural and economic opportunities and we look forward to working with the Government to realise these opportunities for all OECS citizens” said Dr. Jules.

It was agreed that another meeting would be held in the near future to examine areas of programme convergence that would help underpin the policies of the Government and the mandate of the OECS Commission.

 

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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 ten 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 and Martinique.

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