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OAS Secretary General Regrets the Passing of Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister

  March 7, 2011

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today expressed regret for the death Thursday of former Saint Lucia Prime Minister Sir Allan Louisy, and sent condolences on his behalf and that of the Organization to his family, and to the government and people of the Caribbean country.

Secretary General Insulza praised the fundamental role played by Sir Allan Louisy, who was the second Prime Minister in the history of Saint Lucia during the period immediately following the independence of his country. “As a result of his deft political and diplomatic skills he helped charter the future development and stability of Saint Lucia,” he said.

The head of the hemispheric Organization also recalled that the preparations for the XI OAS General Assembly, held in Saint Lucia in November 1981, began during Prime Minister Louisy’s term. “I therefore wish to record once again our appreciation for the support of his administration in undertaking the arrangements for the highest decision making body of the Organization,” he added.

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Reference: E-556/11