OECS Celebrates 40 Years of Leadership in Eastern Caribbean

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), hosted a virtual thanksgiving servi
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Monday, June 14, 2021 — In celebration of the 40th Anniversary, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), hosted a virtual thanksgiving service, on Sunday June 13, 2021, in collaboration with the Government Information Service of Saint Lucia.

The OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, in his remarks cited and reflected on scripture from Ecclesiastics 4:9-12.

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Yes, we have been beaten but never broken. Because “though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. The OECS is a cord, not of three strands, but of 11, soon to be 12 strands. We are a cord of many textures: black, white and brown; English, French and Kweyol; Windwards and Leewards, and that is the texture of our tenacity!”

The service featured praise and worship by staff of the OECS Commission, and several musical tributes from OECS Member States. Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary will continue throughout this week, with a public sector consultation on June 15, the OECS Assembly on June 16, a Development Partners Symposium on June 17, and the OECS Authority Meeting, on OECS day, June 18, 2021.

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