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MEA Alva Baptiste delivers important lecture on ‘International (dis)order: Conflicts and their implications’

The Lecture was hosted by the Department of Government and International Affairs of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus

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Minister of External Affairs - Alva Baptiste (Image Courtesy: Saint Lucia Ministry of External Affairs)
Saint Lucia: Minister of External Affairs, International Trade, Civil Aviation and Diaspora Affairs – Alva Baptiste conducted a lecture on the topic ‘International (dis)order: Conflicts and their implications for the Caribbean’ on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

The Lecture was hosted by the Department of Government and International Affairs of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Guyana – Turkeyen Campus.

As per the sources, while giving the lecture, Minister Baptiste emphasised the different aspects of the nature of the issues or problems that are confronting the region. He advocated the need for strong collective responses that are promoted by courage and conviction.

Reportedly, Alva Baptiste was joined by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Export Development of Grenada – Joseph Andall. Minister Andall delivered his speech on a number of areas included in the topic. He showed great support to Minister Baptiste’s call for clarity and constituency in the region’s foreign policy thrust. [caption id="attachment_63940" align="aligncenter" width="486"]Minister Alva Baptiste with Minister Joseph Andall and the students (Image Courtesy: Saint Lucia Ministry of External Affairs) Minister Alva Baptiste with Minister Joseph Andall and the students (Image Courtesy: Saint Lucia Ministry of External Affairs)[/caption] Notably, the knowledge session was conducted after a highly successful study tour of Saint Lucia. The students of the University of Guyana International Relations availed the benefits of the lecture, delivered by the minister Alva Baptiste. A write up was presented by Mr Kadasi Ceres, who is a lecturer too, at the University of Guyana. About Minister Alva Baptiste 

Minister of External Affairs Alva Romanus Baptiste is a politician who has represented the Laborie constituency in the House of Assembly for the Saint Lucia Labour Party since 2006. The minister won the seat in the general elections that were held back in December 2006, and then he continuously conquered the general elections of 2011, 2016, and 2021.

By profession, Alva Baptiste is an Aviation and Air transport expert with more than twenty years of experience in the field. He holds the degree of BSc in Aviation Business Administration from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida. He completed his MSC in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University, United Kingdom.