I read with great interest the establishment of close relations between the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean under the leadership of our Prime Minister.
This caused me to recall that many years ago, when I was Director of Research and Development of the banana industry of the Windward Islands (WINBAN), I was invited to the South Pacific islands by the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC) to share/lecture on the research and development successes carried out in St Lucia.
Participants from the Pacific Islands who attended my lectures and demonstrations were from Tonga, Saratoga, Samoa, Fiji and various island groups under the umbrella of The South Pacific Commission for Economic Cooperation.
I am pleased to learn that our Small Island States in the Caribbean will endeavour to collaborate in various spheres of economic development.
— Dr. Edsel Edmunds