St. Lucia’s new envoy presents credentials to OAS

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New Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the OAS Presents Credentials on March 21, 2022. From left : Elizabeth Darius-Clarke, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the OAS, Luis Almagro, OAS Secretary General, and Nestor Mendez, OAS Assistant Secretary General.
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The Organization of American States (OAS) says the new Permanent Representative of St. Lucia, Elizabeth Darius-Clark, has presented her credentials to OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro at a ceremony at OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“Secretary General Almagro welcomed Ambassador Darius-Clark back to the House of the Americas after her previous period as St. Lucia’s Permanent Representative from 2015 to 2017,” said the OAS in a statement.

Almagro told Ambassador Darius-Clarke that he has “no doubt that, as you did then, you will now make new and important contributions to the organization.

“We look forward to working with you on important global matters, like climate change, and economic recovery in COVID and post-COVID times,” he added.

According to the OAS, Ambassador Darius-Clark reaffirmed her country´s commitment to multilateralism and the Inter-American system.

“My government’s mantra of putting people first affirms our commitment of placing people at the forefront of our political, social and economic agenda,” she said.

“It is a statement that aligns with the OAS’ slogan of more rights for more people,” she added.

According to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Alumni online, Ambassador Darius-Clarke is also St. Lucia’s ambassador to the United States.

She was educated at St. Joseph’s Convent in Castries, the St. Lucian capital, and later earned a B.A. degree from UWI, an M.A. degree at the University of Manchester and another M.A. at Durham University, UWI Alumni said.

It said she is an educator, with more than 20 years experience, and is also a management consultant.

UWI Alumni said Ambassador Darius-Clark’s husband, Leo Clarke, is general secretary of the incumbent St. Lucia Labor Party.

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