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