The Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit - is the unit that bears the responsibility for leading the country's thrust for deeper integration in the OECS and CARICOM. It is also charged with the establishment and strengthening of links with the Vincentian Diaspora as part of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' strategic development focus.

RIDU is headed by Maxwell Charles and falls under the direct auspices of the Office of the Prime Minister.

RIDU was charged with the responsibility of organising and implementing the Vincy Homecoming as part of the activities that marked the 30th Anniversary of Independence in 2009. A major feature of this culminated in the development of the Diaspora Framework for Action 2009. The final version of this document is available here.


Please see the contact details below for further information.

Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit

Office of the Prime Minister

Administrative Building, 2nd Floor


St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Phone: +1 (784) 457-2430




Lou-Anne Gaylene Gilchrist

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Permanent Mission of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the Organization of American States (OAS)
Embassy St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the United States of America
Non-Resident High Commission of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Canada

1627 K Street NW, Suite 1202
Washington, DC 20006

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