In the programme, Sir Vaughan recalls what led him to leave his Professorship at the University of the West Indies to take up the position of Director General of the OECS and reflects on his tenure and the major events which shaped the OECS during that period. Sir Vaughan served as Director General of the OECS from 1982 until he demitted office in 1996 to enter politics in St. Lucia and succeed Sir John Compton as Prime Minister of the country from 1996-1997.
The OECS Founders series was commissioned in observance of the 35th anniversary of the OECS on 18th June this year and is produced and presented by Earl Stephen Huntley of the West Indies Media Corporation (WIMEDIA). The pilot series airs on NTN Saint Lucia at 9:00pm on Mondays with rebroadcasts on Tuesdays (9:00am and 3:00pm), Saturdays (8:00pm) and Sundays (12:00pm and 8:00pm).
The programmes will be aired regionally through a variety of broadcast mediums. Persons are encouraged to check their local television station listings to tune in. The series can also be viewed on the OECS Website by clicking here: http://www.oecs.org/index.php/homepage/history
The Founders Sir Vaughan Lewis Episode 5