Jaime Saunders of Antigua and Barbuda elected to executive of Inter American body on Women

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Acting Director of the Directorate of Gender Affairs Jamie Saunders

Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, has welcomed the election yesterday, by acclamation, of the Antigua and Barbuda candidate for the Executive Committee of Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM).

Ambassador Sanders said that the election of Mr. Jamie Saunders of the Directorate of Gender Affairs in Antigua and Barbuda, is recognition of the pivotal role that  Antigua and Barbuda has been playing on key issues at the Organization of American States (OAS).

He observed that, within 24 hours of Gender Affairs Minister, Dean Jonas, proposing Mr. Saunders as a candidate for Executive Committee, he was elected on the strength of the campaigning efforts of Antigua and Barbuda’s Permanent Delegation to the OAS.

Ambassador Sanders expressed his thanks to the OAS member states who supported Antigua and Barbuda’s candidate without a vote.

Established in 1928, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) was the first inter-governmental agency established to ensure recognition of women’s human rights and is the only hemispheric political forum for women’s rights and gender equality.

Minister Dean Jonas said he was delighted at the success of Mr. Saunders’ election, “following the swift engagement by Ambassador Sanders and his team in Washington, DC, Joy-Dee Davis and Gillian Joseph”.

The Minister said that membership of the Executive Committee of the SIM “is a perfect fit with his Ministry’s efforts to promote full and equal access, participation, representation, leadership and influence of women in the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural spheres”.

Minister Jonas added “in collaboration with our Embassy in Washington, our Gender Affairs Department and Mr. Jamie Saunders,  will actively advance the interests of women in Antigua and Barbuda and the hemisphere”.

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  1. Just one question for this position of Executive Committee of Inter-American Commission of Women … why install a male?

    AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE?!

    Women on the whole already have it tough to gain any sort of recognition in the workplace …

    • Oh shut the f up he was fing elected to that position. But then again you are a fuing hypocrite who supports a party with a woman killer running so me nah expect better

  2. Maybe he is in transition. It would have made a lot of sense if a real woman would be nominated and elected into that position. Antigua wants to be in all things,just looking for money in return. They would then get the monies and not do one damn thing. That pertains to the issues for which the monies were given. Take a look at the Environment and the amount of monies collected within the last 9 years from Worldwide Organizations by Antigua. What have they done with those monies in the Environment Ministry.

  3. @Wharf Rat,

    The Department of Environment has always been very transparent on the monies spent by donor agencies. This is reported on our website, but also on our donor websites, to whom we provide regular reporting. A few things the Department of Environment has done in the last few years that you refer to includes:

    Providing over 17 schools with solar panel systems and backup batteries
    Providing half a dozen clinics with solar panel systems and backup batteries
    Providing the National School Bus System with electric buses
    Providing millions in grant funding to upgrade community buildings to provide community shelter for the most needy
    Provided over 17 million EC in low interest (2%) funding for low and medium income persons to protect their homes from climate change events like hurricanes and floods
    Provided internships for well over 100 local youth, with many of these youth progressing to full time jobs
    Built (or in the process of building) a dozen culverts to alleviate flooding and mosquito vectors
    Currently putting down wind turbines at the Sir Viv stadium to make it the first stadium in the Caribbean to be run by renewable energy
    Currently putting down wind turbines at Parham to provide renewable energy for the Crabbs plant, which will help to cut our carbon emissions and reduce the cost for delivering water to communities
    Built the first LEED Certified building in the Eastern Caribbean, the Boggy Peak Interpretation Centre
    Planted or donated over a hundred thousand trees
    Provided grant funding and technical assistance for primary and secondary schools to create their own tree nurseries

    This is just a snapshot of what has been done in the last few years. ALL of these things have been reported locally, via multiple interviews in local media and to the international donors.

  4. @Wharf Rat,

    The Department of Environment has always been very transparent on the monies spent by donor agencies. This is reported on our website, but also on our donor websites, to whom we provide regular reporting. A few things the Department of Environment has done in the last few years that you refer to includes:

    Providing over 17 schools with solar panel systems and backup batteries
    Providing half a dozen clinics with solar panel systems and backup batteries
    Providing the National School Bus System with electric buses
    Providing millions in grant funding to upgrade community buildings to provide community shelter for the most needy
    Provided over 17 million EC in low interest (2%) funding for low and medium income persons to protect their homes from climate change events like hurricanes and floods
    Provided internships for well over 100 local youth, with many of these youth progressing to full time jobs
    Built (or in the process of building) a dozen culverts to alleviate flooding and mosquito vectors
    Currently putting down wind turbines at the Sir Viv stadium to make it the first stadium in the Caribbean to be run by renewable energy
    Currently putting down wind turbines at Parham to provide renewable energy for the Crabbs plant, which will help to cut our carbon emissions and reduce the cost for delivering water to communities
    Built the first LEED Certified building in the Eastern Caribbean, the Boggy Peak Interpretation Centre
    Planted or donated over a hundred thousand trees
    Provided grant funding and technical assistance for primary and secondary schools to create their own tree nurseries

    This is just a snapshot of what has been done in the last few years. ALL of these things have been reported locally, via multiple interviews in local media and to the international donors.

    There is evidence of all of these – from video, to pictures, to numerous reports both by the Department of Environment and from international donor agencies such as the Green Climate Fund and the Adaptation Fund.

  5. OUTRAGEOUS.
    there wasn’t a qualified WOMAN BORN for the position???

    PM Where are you on this? Just last week you boasting to some international ting about you all for INCLUSION … It’s OK that the GB government has a male minister of gender affairs AND a male director of gender affairs???
    Wha gyan on????

    AGAIN WOMEN’S RIGHTS BEING INSTITUTIONALLY TRAMPLED ON.

  6. Please refer to 17 Feb 2021 post from abs gmab, where Saunders talks about ‘barriers to women’s advancement in politics and careers’
    SMDH this is not ironic, this is BS talk and apparently not a darn care for women’s advancement as the now ag. Dir of Gender Affairs.

    https://m.facebook.com/Ministry-of-Social-Transformation-and-Human-Resource-Development-675762122516480/videos/senior-programme-officer-within-the-directorate-of-gender-affairs-jamie-saunders/160534189079220/

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