St. Kitts & Nevis Represented at OECS Meeting in St. Vincent

The two day meeting will receive an update on the Financing of the Economic

Union Work Programme, implementation of the Free Movement of people and goods in the Economic Union, the Status of Ratification and Enhancement of the Revised Treaty of Basseterre and Manpower Skills for the Economic Union.

The government leaders are also due to examine possible approaches to Maritime Boundary Delimitation issues, Overseas Missions, OECS Third Country relations and the Diplomatic Academy are also down for discussion.

This will be the 53rd Meeting of the OECS Authority and it is scheduled to take place at the Peace Memorial Hall, at 5 ‘o’ clock in the afternoon on Wednesday 18th May 2011.

St. Kitts & Nevis is being represented by Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas who is being accompanied by Ambassador Errol Maynard and Assistant Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister Mr. Crois Freeman.

The conference is also attracting leaders from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Montserrat and Anguilla.

The Premiers, Chief Ministers and Prime Ministers will also discuss and try to settle matters related to the OECS Budget for the year 2011/2012, the OECS Work Programme for 2011/2012 and the qualifying benefits to Member States for the period April 2010 to March 2011.

Prime Minister of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Dr. Raphael Gonsalves is expected to take over the chairmanship of the OECS, from Dr. Douglas, at this meeting.


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