Trump victory could benefit some OECS states?

Trump victory could benefit some OECS states?

OECS Director General, Doctor Didacus Jules, has hinted that  some countries of the sub-region may be able to benefit from the outcome of the United States Presidential election.

Billionaire Republican contender, Donald Trump, stunned the world with a shock defeat of Democratic contender, Hillary Clinton last night to become the 45th President of the United States.

OECS Director General, Didacus Jules  said today that he sees an opportunity in the outcome of the poll.

“Certainly I see an opportunity there because listening to the news last night when they said that the Canadian Immigration Website crashed, it seems therefore that there are a lot of people who are making the determination that they should probably move out of the US,” the OECS Director General stated.

Jules asserted if that is in fact the case, for the OECS countries that have Citizenship by Investment Programmes it presents a special opportunity.

He said offering citizenship can be a real boost to those programmes.

“Sometimes in what appears to be a crisis there are opportunities and we need to find those opportunities,” the OECS official explained.

“I don’t think it is for us to cast judgement about the outcome of the US election – the reality is that we have to accept the results just as the Americans have to accept their own election result,” Jules observed.

He said the important question is what are the implications for relations between the region and the United States and how different agreements will be navigated.

“Clearly with Mr. Trump’s election we are going to see an era of stronger US protectionism,” Jules stated.

He recalled that US President elect, Donald Trump, has made certain things very clear – that going forward it will be ‘America first.’

“We have to be guided by that and our Heads of Government – certainly I can tell you when we have the next  Authority meeting and already discussions have started among some of the heads on how do we take these things into account in our discussions and negotiations with the Americans on different fronts,” Jules said.

 

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    November 9, 2016 at 7:56 pm Reply

    Trumps victory does not benefit any caribbean island.
    He is unpredictable.

    1. Bobol
      November 9, 2016 at 8:55 pm Reply

      Someone has a PhD in political science and international relations……

  2. e
    November 9, 2016 at 9:42 pm Reply

    The only thing that trump will benefit is himself, when he pulls in with his mega yacht next year ,the secret service will close the whole area all the money businesses depend on will go dry because secret service will have all roads blocked, just ask people in Hawaii what it’s like when Obama fly in. he may like it so much he will buy land and secret service will proceed to use executive power to take over what ever he likes, and everything is a hen in a basket after that.

  3. nudge
    November 10, 2016 at 12:30 am Reply

    “…shock defeat of Democratic contender”
    -Shock only if you are gullible to the “kool-aid” from the US corporate press which continues to lie for the benefit of their owners who were part of the “pay to play” scheme to continue sowing economic and social chaos, and military conflict around the world.

    “Certainly I see an opportunity there because listening to the news last night when they said that the Canadian Immigration Website crashed, it seems therefore that there are a lot of people who are making the determination that they should probably move out of the US,”
    -So Didacus sees an opportunity in harbouring US refugees fleeing from the scene of the crimes they paid Obama to perpetrate on the US voters (bailout of banks whose Ponzi scheme stole people’s savings and pensions; doubling of the black & latino prison population; police brutality; decrepit transport infrastructure; ruination of the public school system; poisoning of the food and water supply; warfare on black and brown people around the world). We don’t need those type of citizens!

    “…the reality is that we have to accept the results just as the Americans have to accept their own election result”
    -No we don’t! There is no up-side to continue being a door-mat for the failing US empire!

    “Clearly with Mr. Trump’s election we are going to see an era of stronger US protectionism,”
    -And Didacus’ answer is to put our birthright up for sale, even more so, now?

    Clearly, Didacus is only focused on personal gains he can incur, instead of direct, collective benefits for the Caribbean people, neo_Judas that he is! I see that nothing tangible was ever mentioned – just the nebulous…”opportunities”. When will St. Lucia stop listening to the mouth-breathings of the faux intelligentsia?

  4. Who
    November 10, 2016 at 9:19 am Reply

    I don’t understand, America has always been about self…like who isn’t smh.

  5. shakemyhead
    November 10, 2016 at 9:27 am Reply

    Can someone explain to me if it was said for true what Trump meant when he said America is for American’s and that the immigrants must be dealt with.how can we benefit from a storm serge of immigrant’s being sent back home with the state of the economy of the oecs island’s. Am lost please help me understand

  6. Anon
    November 10, 2016 at 9:42 am Reply

    Of course citizens will be coming to st.lucia… The illegal immigrants including the criminal ones that Trump promised to deport.

  7. concerned st lucian
    November 10, 2016 at 10:50 am Reply

    all I can say is the police better be stocked up on them bullets, cause between secret service and all people getting out of US, when trump convoy (circus show), comes visiting they is gonna need every one they got, upside is there may be enough citizens fleeing trump regime who are carrying healthy nest egg 401k so forth, who are looking to spend remaining years free of US hogmire, that could actually benefit St Lucia, despite flying bullets, trump or any of his assets should be banned from ever entering St Lucia territories he is like a contagious deadly skin cancer.

  8. Anonymous
    November 10, 2016 at 6:49 pm Reply

    Which OECS state is going to benefit from Trump’s victory? St fooling you all selves. I live in America and this guy does not know shit from shit. so where can you benefit.

    OMG stop fooling st lucians.

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