Senator the Honourable George Guy Mayers
Mr. Guy Mayers was born in St. Lucia and was educated at the Anglican Infant and Primary School and the St. Mary’s College in St. Lucia. He studied Printing Management at the London College of Printing in the United Kingdom. He started his working life as an Apprentice Printer at the Voice Publishing Company and in 1985 he was appointed General Manager of the Voice Publishing Company
In 1992 Mr. Mayers opened his own printing company – Mayers Printing Company. Two years later, in partnership with long time colleague Guy Ellis, the Mirror Newspaper was born.
Mr. Mayers has served in various leadership capacities in St. Lucia. He has also represented St. Lucia on both the regional and international levels. Mr. Mayers has served as president of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for a total of five terms. He is the founding Chairman of the Junior Achievement Programme and served as Chairman for ten years.
Mr. Mayers has also served as Vice President of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC) for a period of 8 years.
During his tenure as the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Mayers kept himself informed on the inner workings of the Government, CARICOM and the OECS by representing the Private Sector on the St. Lucia delegation to the various Heads of Government meetings. He accompanied Prime Minister Dr Vaughan Lewis to World Bank Meetings in Washington DC in 1996 and Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony to Hong Kong in 1997. He was part of the CARICOM delegation that toured South Africa in 1998, when he signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chamber of Commerce of Johannesburg on behalf of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce. He has also represented St. Lucia and the regional private sector at Commonwealth and ACP EU meetings in Sweden, the Canary Islands, Brussels, Santa Domingo, Costa Rica and in other parts of the world. He accompanied Foreign Minister Julian Hunte to the first Ministerial negotiations on the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) in Quito, Ecuador in 2001 and also represented St. Lucia in Miami in 2003.
Mr. Mayers was part of the CARICOM-OAS observer team at the 2001 General Elections in Haiti.
Mr. Mayers has served as a member of the (RNM) Regional Negotiating Machinery’s Private Sector Advisory Council.
He has served on the Board of the 1st National Bank, the St. Lucia Tourist Board, the Trade Licence Board, the National Research and Development Foundation, founding member of the Gros Islet Rotary Club and has given community service in areas such as Patron of the Salvation Army and President of Sports Clubs.
Mr. Mayers was appointed as a Senator on 9th January, 2007 and assigned the portfolio of Minister with responsibility for Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
Mr. Mayers’ portfolio changed in June, 2008 and he is currently the Minister for Home Affairs and National Security.
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