Delegates at the 62nd Meeting of the OECS Authority in Roseau, Dominica (November 18 – 19, 2015). Front Row (left to right): Honourable Molwyn Joseph, Minister of Health, Antigua and Barbuda; Honourable Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Grenada; Dr. Didacus Jules, Director-General of the OECS Secretariat; Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada (sitting Chair of the OECS); Prof Jean Crusol, representing Martinique; Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis. Second Row (left to right): Honourable Donaldson Romeo, Premier of Montserrat; Dr. June Soomer, OECS Commissioner for St. Lucia; Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica; Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda; Mr. Nathaniel Williams, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, Commerce and Information Technology, St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Third Row (left to right): Honourable Vincent Byron Jr., Attorney-General of St. Kitts and Nevis; Honourable Dr. Orlando Smith, Premier of the British Virgin Islands; Honourable Francine Baron, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Dominica; His Excellency Mr. Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of the CARICOM Secretariat.
Basseterre, St.Kitts (March 3rd 2017):- The 64th Meeting of the OECS Authority is scheduled to take place today, Friday March 3rd , at the Marriott St.Kitts Hotel . The meeting will be held under the leadership of the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, who is the Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).’
Prime Minister Harris will lead other OECS Heads of Government in discussion on several issues.
President of the Executive Council of Martinique, Mr. Alfred Marie-Jeanne is also expected to attend the one-day meeting.
Among the issues to be looked at during Friday’s meeting is the application of French Saint-Martin as an Associate Member of the OECS. The leaders are also expected to address matters relating to healthcare, agriculture, climate change and security within the sub-region.
Another important topic that will be up for discussion is the strategic options for joint diplomatic representation at the OECS level.