Castries Mayor Peterson D. Francis has commenced a series of meetings as part of an official visit to New York City.
The Mayor’s delegation includes Chief Executive Officer Anselma Calderon and Press and Communications Manager Jason Hullingseed.
They left the island on Thursday July 13, 2017 for New York City.
While there, Francis and his delegation will attend meetings and hold cordial exchanges with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, New York Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Greg Bishop and City of Newark Deputy Mayor, Ugo Nwaokoro.
The Castries Mayor will also meet with the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce President Roy Hastick, New York Police Department Chief of Crime Control Strategies Dermont Shea and the President of the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, Richard Moylan.
Francis will also visit members of staff of the Saint Lucia Consulate and Ambassador Cosmos Richardson at the Saint Lucia Mission to the United Nations.
A release from the office of the Castries Mayor said that the meetings are part of planned strategies to create strong partnerships and build linkages in an effort to improve and develop the City of Castries.
Mayor Francis and his delegation will return to Saint Lucia on Thursday July 20, 2017.