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US Ambassador Pays Courtesy Visit To OECS Commission

Friday, July 14, 2017 — The US Ambassador to the OECS and Barbados, Her Excellency Linda Taglialatela paid a courtesy visit to the Director General of the OECS. Dr. Didacus Jules last week to discuss several cooperation matters and ways to strengthen the common bond between the USA and the OECS.

The United States of America and OECS have enjoyed a strong collaboration in part facilitated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) which is one of the major partners of the Organisation. Among the key areas of cooperation include education, juvenile justice and regional statistics.

The Early Learners Programme is one of the major OECS/USAID initiatives. It aims at improving the level of literacy of young learners (Grade K to Grade 3) in six member states: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The programme is being implemented by the Education Development Management Unit of the Commission.