OECS 54th meeting hosted by St Lucia
January 31, 2012
OECS 54th meeting hosted by St Lucia

The Fifty-fourth Meeting of the OECS Authority was convened in Rodney Bay, St Lucia over the period January 23-24, 2012 under the Chairmanship of Dr Kenny D. Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia.{{more}} All Member States were represented, with the exception of Montserrat. The Member States present were represented at the level of Head of Government, with the exception of Anguilla which was represented at the Ministerial level. The Meeting focused in the main on matters relating to the operationalization of the OECS Economic Union, including: Legislative and other arrangements relating to implementation of the Revised Treaty of Basseterre; Operationalization of the Organs of the Union including the Councils, the Commission, and the Regional Parliamentary Assembly; and Financing of the Secretariat/Commission and the Economic Union.

The Meeting also addressed matters relating to the economic and social development of the OECS region, as well as relations between the OECS and third parties.

The Heads agreed that the 55th Meeting of the Authority would be convened on May 17-18, 2012, in St Vincent and the Grenadines, under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves.