New Am­bas­sador to CARICOM and the OECS ap­pointed

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Saint Lu­cia's newly ap­pointed Am­bas­sador to CARICOM and the Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Eastern Caribbean States- OECS, His Ex­cel­lency Cos­mos Richard­son has wel­comed the op­por­tu­nity to make a mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tion in his new re­gional role.

Mr. Richard­son who of­fi­cially as­sumed the ap­point­ment on July 20, 2016 out­lined some of his re­spon­si­bil­i­ties which in­clude the over­sight for Caribbean In­te­gra­tion and Di­as­pora Af­fairs.

The Am­bas­sador will be re­spon­si­ble for the over­sight of the work of the OECS Com­mis­sion/ Sec­re­tar­iat and the CARICOM Sec­re­tar­iat.

Un­der his purview as it re­lates to Di­as­pora Af­fairs he will fa­cil­i­tate and de­velop part­ner­ships be­tween the Di­as­pora and Saint Lu­cians liv­ing at home as well as to de­velop and im­ple­ment a strate­gic frame­work for Di­as­pora Af­fairs.

All of this, with the aim of ef­fec­tively man­ag­ing the col­lat­eral func­tions of the OECS and CARICOM, while cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties across ge­o­graph­i­cal bound­aries and pro­mot­ing public aware­ness.

“It is an hon­our for me to be able to serve in this ca­pac­ity. Dur­ing my thirty year stint as a public ser­vant, I spent a lot of time com­mit­ted to mat­ters af­fect­ing the OECS and CARICOM, and so I be­lieve I am well placed to give the best ad­vice and guid­ance to the gov­ern­ment. I will also en­sure that the gen­eral public will be kept in­formed of de­vel­op­ments within the OECS, CARICOM and the Di­as­pora” Mr. Richard­son com­mented.

The new am­bas­sador will also serve as Saint Lu­cia's fo­cal point on the OECS Com­mis­sion and the Per­ma­nent Com­mit­tee of Am­bas­sadors for CARICOM re­spec­tively.

Ap­pointed CARICOM Am­bas­sador Cos­mos Richard­son.

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