Basseterre, St Kitts, 18 February 2010 — The contribution of one of the region’s sons to the social, political and economic development of an ECCB member country will be showcased with the launching of the book: Charles Maynard: A Life in Public Service, at the ECCB Headquarters in St Kitts and Nevis on 23 February. The book captures the life and public service of His Excellency Charles Maynard, Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Dominica to CARICOM and the OECS and member of the OECS Economic Union Task Force Committee. Ambassador Maynard’s tenure in the Public Service of the Commonwealth of Dominica, which spans over 45 years, began in 1963 when he served as Permanent Secretary until 1970. He also worked as a Cabinet Minister where he held three different ministerial positions during the period 1980 to 1995. In addition, Ambassador Maynard was a member of the House of Assembly for 20 years. He also served on several local, regional and international organisations including: the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce, the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the Caribbean Center for Development Administration and the World Health Organisation. The book was written By Irving AndrÃ© who has also written the biographies of Dominica’s First Minister, Franklin Baron; First Premier, Edward LeBlanc, and First Surgeon, Dr Desmond McIntyre.
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