Hubert Charles is new permanent representative to the Organisation of American States (OAS)

His Excellency Hubert J. Charles

Roseau, Dominica – June 24, 2010……… Mr. Hubert John Charles has been appointed as Dominica’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the Organisation of American States. (OAS)

His Excellency Hubert Charles presented his credentials to the OAS Secretary General, His Excellency, Jose Miguel Insulza, at a short ceremony at OAS headquarters in Washington D.C on Wednesday.

Speaking moments after the presentation of credentials, Ambassador Hubert Charles said:

“We are passionate about our freedom. We believe passionately in the future. But there are some institutions that help us ground ourselves. One of those is the OAS and what I want to do and to say up front is  to give you the assurance of our strong commitment to work within the framework of this organisation, to promote its principles and the principles that all of us believe in – progress, equitable development, human rights, dignity of all people. I think the OAS is well placed to be a framework for that.”

OAS Secretary General H.E Jose Miguel Insulza said he “values the important experience that Ambassador Charles brings from his work in the public service, diplomacy and international organisations”.

Dominica has been without a Permanent Representative to the OAS since 2001. Months after his appointment to that position in 2001,
Mr. Swinburne Lestrade returned home to help design and coordinate the implementation of a stabilisation and adjustment programme for Dominica in response to the country’s fiscal and economic crisis of that time. Since 2001, Miss Judith Ann-Rolle has been Dominica’s Interim Permanent Representative to the OAS.

Both Secretary General H.E Insulza and new Ambassador/Permanent Representative, H.E Charles spoke of the importance of the contribution of Dominica’s Interim Permanent Representative, Miss Judith Ann-Rolle since the departure of Mr. Lestrade.

New Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the OAS, H.E Hubert Charles was only recently President of the Dominica State College. He worked for many years in Dominica in the field of Education and is a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and a former principal of the Dominica Grammar School. Ambassador Charles also worked several years for UNESCO in Nigeria and South Africa.

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  1. Alexramirez
    June 26, 2010

    Observant, this is another example of opportunism with a human face. This is another mamo -maynard pet who seek for what's in it for me. he loves the easy life despite being able we were at school together. But this confirms the infiltation of DLP by DFP infiltrates. lok at maynards new position. Don't tell me of any using the best brains or inclusion .. Skerrit talks about. there is a trend.

  2. Ronald
    June 26, 2010

    Congrats Mr.Charles. ou are well desrving of the position.

  3. observant
    June 25, 2010

    Hope Mr.Charles doesnt treat this job like how he managed the Dominica State College !
    Yes sa ! ! !

  4. Charles
    June 24, 2010

    Congratulations all the way to Mr. Charles. I am very happy for you.

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