Claude Paul appointed CSA General Secretary

Claude Paul, former Comptroller of Customs, has been appointed General Secretary of the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA).

His appointment will take effect on May 15, 2017, the Times has learned.

Claude Paul served as Comptroller of Customs from 2000 to 2005 and as a member of the Customs and Excise Department for some 27 years.

He was the Permanent Secretary of the Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council for two years before being appointed as Director of Customs Reform in the Commonwealth of Dominica from June 2008 to July 2011, assisting with the transformation of the Customs and Excise Division there.

In Dominica, Paul is credited with assisting the successful migration  to the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) World, a computerised customs management system which covers most foreign trade procedures.

In addition, he assisted with the introduction of a new Customs Act.

Paul served as Technical Adviser with the OECS on the Free Circulation of Goods Project, his contract ending in June 2016.

The former Customs boss graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus with a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in Public Sector Management and  obtained a Master’s Degree (Distinction) in International Trade Law from the Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Paul once served as Vice President of the CSA and was also Chairman of the Education Committee of that trade union body.

A former footballer with the Spartans Football Club, Paul has served as Chairman of the Calypso Management Committee and is also a writer of calypso.

In addition, he is known to be an avid fan of cricket and carnival.



  1. Maria
    May 8, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Congratulations Mr Claude Paul..sooo happy for u…Love Cindo

    1. Anonymous
      May 9, 2017 at 3:23 am

      Well with his his resume i only hope that he. Gets to heaven when he die

      1. Anonymous
        May 10, 2017 at 12:33 pm

        I like how you put that.

  2. Anonymous
    May 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm


  3. Anonymous
    May 8, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Welcome back Popee. Now you know that you already have the support of the whole Customs Department.

  4. Anonymous
    May 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Congrats clud 🍺

  5. Anonymous
    May 8, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    He was the beginning of the death of The Customs and Excise Department.

  6. Anonymous
    May 8, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Congratulations Mr. Paul wishing you a long and productive term of office.

  7. Anonymous
    May 8, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Jelous ppl

  8. Gem
    May 9, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Labour party hack…

  9. Anonymous
    May 9, 2017 at 3:17 am

    I am that he is a member of a lodge or a freemason and has over a. Million dollars in the bank living on the. Back of poor taxpayers

  10. Wayne
    May 9, 2017 at 3:32 pm


  11. Wayne
    May 9, 2017 at 3:32 pm


  12. Anonymous
    May 10, 2017 at 12:32 pm


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