CARIBBEAN-OECS to highlight outstanding professionals

CASTRIES, St. Lucia - CMC | The St. Lu­cia-based organisation of Eastern Caribbe­ an States (OECS) says it has launched an initiative aimed at featuring the accomplish­ ments of consummate professionals from the sub-region making strides within the Caribbean and in the Diaspora.

"Each success story of one son or daughter of the soil signifies a breakthrough for the sub region. Despite the odds being stacked against them, each one of these inspirational individuals was able to, not only succeed, but stand apart as a respected professional in their field;' said OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, adding "these are narratives that we need to share".

The OECS Commission said the project, which will highlight one outstanding OECS national a month, aims to encourage the region's youth to 'think big' and open their minds to extraordinary career possibilities through the inspiring success stories of their OECS peers.

Jules said it is important to support and gi a voice to the successes of OECS nationals who have carved a place for themselves amongst the best in their field. He said that the features will provide an avenue of contact and recognition so that the relevant sectors can reach out to these individuals, should the need arise.

The OECS groups the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St. Kitts-Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands.

The first of the OECS Feature Series will begin this month.