3 September, 2015

PRESS RELEASE – The Embassy of Mexico to the OECS Member States is pleased and proud to inform that two Mexican experts have arrived in Saint Lucia to help strengthen the cooperation projects with this country.

The first one, Mr Guillermo Rodriguez, a top Mexican scientist from the internationally renowned Centre for Scientific Research of Yucatan (CICY), will work very closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Inter-american Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) to follow up in an ongoing project to bring 5000 plants that are resistant to the “Lethal Yellow Disease”, a plague that affects the coconut industry here in the island. A shipment of these plants is scheduled to arrive in the next two weeks.

The second, Mr. Fidel Ruiz, a Spanish teacher from the University of Quintana Roo (UQRoo) will develop activities as a cooperation agent joining the faculty of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College to teach Spanish to the Saint Lucian youth. He will also help the Embassy and its partners develop a pilot project to make the learning process of Spanish as a second language more widespread.

These two projects join a list of cooperation initiatives from Mexico to Saint Lucia that includes the design and construction of a water treatment plant in Dennery, as well as two buildings and the exterior lighting of the Saint Jude’s Hospital in Vieux Fort.  Together, these are strong and clear examples of Mexico’s commitment with Saint Lucia and the development of its human and sanitary and natural resources.

St. Lucia Foreign Minister to visit Mexico

The Embassy of Mexico to the OECS Member States is pleased to inform that His Excellency Mr Alva Baptiste, Minister of External Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation,will travel to Mexico to attend the “Forum of External Policy towards the Caribbean” a one day seminar that will take place on the 9th of September 2015 in Mexico City.

During this event, he will have the opportunity to meet with his Mexican homologue, Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu and other high level officials from the Americas to exchange points of view regarding the present and the future of Mexico’s policies and cooperation efforts towards the Caribbean.

The presence of Minister Baptiste will certainly deck this event and at the same time, underscore the excellent moment of the bilateral relations between Mexico and Saint Lucia.