St Lucia appoints non-resident ambassador to PetroCaribe and ALBA
Hippolyte Eustace Vitalis has been appointed to serve as Saint Lucia’s non-resident ambassador to PetroCaribe and the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas (ALBA). Vitalis, who is an agricultural economist by training, is well versed in both Spanish and Portuguese, having studied in Cuba and Brazil.
His role as ambassador involves coordinating the operations and activities of the company that will be responsible for PetroCaribe, preparing projects for financing by PetroCaribe and ALBA, as well as providing supervision and overall management of these projects in Saint Lucia.
Vitalis will also be tasked with providing policy advice and decision making support to the prime minister and minister with responsibility for energy on matters pertaining to PetroCaribe and ALBA.