Dr Didacus Jules is new OECS director general

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Dr Didacus Jules

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Dr Didacus Jules will begin his tenure as director general of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) on  May 1, 2014.

Chairman of the OECS Authority Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer made the announcement yesterday, following the final selection session during an ad hoc meeting of the Authority held in Janaury, in Havana, Cuba during the CELAC Summit.

The position became vacant last December when the former DG, Dr Len Ishmael, demitted office to take up the post of OECS ambassador to the European Union.

PM Spencer said the OECS Authority looks forward to working with Dr Jules in ushering in a new dispensation.

“The Authority is confident that the correct choice has been made,” Spencer said, noting that applications were received from within and outside of the region.

A governement press release credited Dr Jules with a “strong reputation as an executive who strove for efficiency and who was not afraid to go after transformational change.”

Dr Jules, a national of St Lucia, met recently with Spencer in Antigua and both men spoke at length about the OECS’ mission and priority focus, the release said.

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