Grenada hosts 45th OECS Authority meet
May 25, 2007
Grenada hosts 45th OECS Authority meet


Grenada is playing host to the 45th Meeting of the OECS Authority which began yesterday will come to an end today, Friday, May 25th.

The Meeting is presided over by incoming Chairman of the Authority, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica who will serve for the first time in that capacity. He took over from the outgoing Chairman, Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer of Antigua/Barbuda.{{more}}

The next phase of the work to create the OECS Economic union is among the main talking points. Heads will receive an amended draft Economic Union Treaty and are expected to mandate the Secretariat to undertake a region-wide public education campaign on the draft Treaty.

The meeting will devote some time to discussing OECS strategic responses to the changing global realities. The Secretariat’s work programme, air and sea transport, economic negotiations, and several matters of functional cooperation will also get the Heads attention.

The two-day business sessions was preceded by an opening ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.

During the Opening Ceremony Director General of the OECS Secretariat Dr. Len Ishmael updated the OECS Heads on Developments and Vision of the OECS Secretariat.

The 45th OECS Authority is taking place at the Grenada Grand Beach Hotel.