Deputy Governor Attend the CARICAD 30th Board of Directors Meeting

3rd December, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat (December 3, 2010) – “Montserrat Public Service must continue to network with other Public Services in the region”. This is the view of Deputy Governor Mrs. Sarita Francis speaking ahead of her visit to Dominica to attend the CARICAD 30th Anniversary Board Meeting. While in Dominica, Mrs. Francis accompanied by Ms. Jean Blackstock, Human Resource (HR) adviser to the Government of Montserrat, attended functions organized by the Dominica Public Service as part of their Public Service Week including a learning journey to various locations of interest on Dominica.

On Thursday 2nd CARICAD, the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration hosted a public lecture on the theme: “Regional Integration; Priority Issues and Implications for Public Sector Transformation.” It was delivered by Dr. Vaughan Lewis, former Director General of the OECS Secretariat, former Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and CARICAD and a distinguished Caribbean academic. The purpose of the lecture was to promote Public Sector Transformation as an important component of regional integration.

CARICAD is the region’s “focal point for transforming and modernising public sectors of member states to better formulate and implement public policy towards the achievement of sound governance.”  Its focus has been to shape and enhance the development and sustainability of strong governance and leadership structures within the region’s public sectors. In addition CARICAD is expected to play a critical role in supporting the process of regional integration through the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and the OECS Economic Union.