Antigua, St. John’s – Chairman of the OECS Authority Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer has announced that the OECS Authority has selected Dr Didacus Jules as the organization’s new director general.
The position became vacant when Dr Len Ishmael demitted office at the end of December 2013. The organization canvassed widely and received applications for the position from across the region and beyond.
Having deliberated inconclusively on this matter during the 58th Meeting of the OECS Authority in November in Montserrat, the Authority made the final selection during an ad hoc meeting of the Authority held in Havana, Cuba during the CELAC Summit in January.
Dr Jules is currently the registrar and CEO of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), and is expected to take up his new position on May 1.
??”The Authority is confident that the correct choice has been made,” Spencer said, “and we look forward to working with Dr Jules in ushering in a new dispensation at our organization.”
??PM Spencer indicated that Dr Jules came out at the front of a strong field of candidates for the position and came with a strong reputation as an executive who focused on efficiency and was not afraid to go after transformational change. Spencer said that given the challenges facing OECS countries in the coming years, Dr Jules was the best person for the job.
??The St Lucian national met with PM Spencer recently in Antigua, and both men spoke at length about the organization’s mission and focus.
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