Statement by the OECS Director General on the Passing of Fidel Castro

Statement by the OECS Director General on the Passing of Fidel Castro

The OECS has conveyed it condolences to the people of Cuba following the passing of Fidel Castro.  

OECS Director General, His Excellency Dr. Didacus Jules said the poor and the marginalized had lost the greatest champion of social justice and equity. 

“The world has lost a leader whose historical vision was unmatched, whose resolve was unshakeable and whose legacy is indelible.

“Fidel was a steadfast friend of the Caribbean and his contributions in education and health have been the greatest gifts to the long term viability of Caribbean societies.

"His solidarity with Africa and the Developing World led to the end of Apartheid and oppression in many parts of the world

“We mourn his loss but celebrate his legacy and extend our deepest condolences to his family and the people of Cuba” said Dr. Jules.

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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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