Two months after Guyanese Dr. Naresh Singh resigned as Programme Director of the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED), he has been replaced by Canadian Alix Yule.
Singh in mid February resigned from CARILED in his failed bid to become the Deputy Secretary General of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) after questions had been raised about his alleged involvement in conflict of interest. Caricom later repudiated Singh’s appointment because information came to light regarding certain allegations against him which had been the subject of a confidential investigation by the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, which is an independent Agency of the Parliament of Canada.
CARILED’s Trinidad office on Monday warmly welcomed Yule, who will direct the six year CIDA funded Local Economic Development (LED) project within 14
Ms Yule joins the CARILED team today, and will first be based at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) headquarters in
Ms Yule brings a wealth of knowledge to CARILED with over 20 years of experience in the field of international development in a number of countries in the Caribbean, Africa and
She also joins the team at the start of a local area economic profile (LAEP) mission in
In January 2013, CARILED completed Local Area Economic Profile (LAEP) missions in five of seven demonstration countries that will be the focus of the first two program phases. The LAEP missions will continue in
Ms Yule will be based at CARILED’s Headquarters in Trinidad & Tobago, and will manage operations there and at the two sub-offices in
CARILED is a six year program launched in May 2012, with headquarters in