OECS Names New Director General


Above: St Lucia

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States has named Dr Didacus Jules as its new Director General, according to OECS Chairman and Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Dr Baldwin Spencer.

Jules succeeds former OECS Director General Dr Len Ishmael, who demitted office at the end of December 2013.

“The Authority is confident that the correct choice has been made,” Spencer said in a statement.” “We look forward to working with Dr. Jules in ushering in a new dispensation at our Organization.”

Spencer said Jules “beat out a strong field of candidates for the position.”

Jules, a native of St Lucia, will lead a subregional organization that is winning praise for its relatively quick pace of integration, particularly as compared to the larger CARICOM regional grouping.

Jules is currently the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Examinations Council.

He will assume his role as OECS Director General on May 1.

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