St Lucia joins Commission of Small Island States in legal effort for Climate Justice

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JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda –  December 7, 2022

Saint Lucia has become the most recent nation to join the Commission of Small Island Sates on Climate Change and International Law (COSIS) whose purpose is to seek climate justice for small island states, utilizing the international legal system.

The Instrument of Accession was signed today by Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Philip Joseph Pierre.

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, who is Co-Chair of COSIS, an organisation which he founded with the Prime Minister of Tuvalu at COP26 in Edinburgh last year, said

“I am personally and officially delighted that the Government of Saint Lucia has joined this initiative to seek climate justice for small islands that have suffered, and are continuing to endure, the harmful impact of Climate Change on our countries”.

“Prime Minister Pierre and I discussed this prospect in Egypt during COP 27 last month and we agreed on the value that COSIS adds to our fight for compensation to our island states for the damage caused to us by major polluting countries”.

In  noting that Saint Lucia is the second country to join COSIS over the last week, Prime Minister Browne expressed the hope that other Caribbean countries would get on board “in our collective interest”. Vanuatu, a South Pacific nation, joined on December 2nd.

He noted that COSIS now consists of six (6) small island states that will shortly be seeking an opinion from the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), regarding their legal rights for compensation for climate change damage.

As the depository country for the COSIS treaty, Antigua and Barbuda today deposited Saint Lucia’s Instrument of Accession with the United Nations Secretariat

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Well King Lyadd Lovell Limpy Joe say he gonna win because he look like the st. LUCIA pm 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

  2. the most underachieving politician ever in Antigua’s history is Lovell …now he wants to be the hero..🙄🙄

    • @ Really!
      Harold Lovell brought 5 FIVE STAR HOTELS TO ANTIGUA.
      Please compare that with Gaston’s record.

      Over 40 hotels locally owned hotels came on stream under Harold Lovell’s watch.
      Please cpmpare that to Gaston’s record.

      OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

      VC Bird International Airport
      Sir Viv’s Stadium
      Transport Board BUILDING
      Treasury Building
      Public Library
      Swetes Secondary School
      Glanvilles Secondary School
      5 Islands Secondary School
      Parliament Building
      Golden Mile – Friars Hill Road
      Fisheries complex Point
      Fisheries Complex Parham
      Fisheries complex Barbuda
      Revolutionized technology – GATE programme
      Five fire tenders
      North Sound Housing Project
      2,500 students received scholarships
      Gave over $50 million in backpay to Civil Servants
      Police Air Traffic Control 38 per cent pay increase
      School meals programme
      Dollar Barrel initiative
      Increase pensioners for seniors
      PVC Carib
      Building clinics in Cedar Grove, Browne’s Ave, Gray’s Farm
      Negotiated loan for seaport
      Under UPP, Forbes Magazine stated that Antigua was one of 10 countries in the world poised to become rich
      Street lighting project
      Construct Antigua and Barbuda

      Just to name a few

      • @ TRUTH

        PUT Smh and Really to shame!!!

        MEK DEM SHUT UP.

        Maybe DEM NEED SOME OF GASTONS AND CUTIES TEARGAS TO CLEAR UP DEM BRAIN……THEY NEED TO EXPERIENCE THE PAIN AND AGONY WE WENT THROUGH. EVIL SET OF PEOPLE

  3. The only reason the Islands are slow in joining is because unpopular Gaston in charge! People just don’t like his arrogance, nor rip-off mentality, never see come see attitude and ghetto behaviour! Sorry for marga dawg, tun round bite you man!

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