KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, March 22 — The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority has scheduled a sitting of the OECS Assembly for next Tuesday.
In preparation for this sitting a seminar is planned to facilitate discussion of the Rules of Procedure for the Assembly, and aspects of the Revised Treaty of Basseterre that support the work of the Assembly.
The Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit said in a press release that the Seminar will be conducted on Monday.
Both events will take place at the Parliament Building in St. John’s, Antigua commencing at 9 a.m.
At this Sitting, the Assembly will be adopting its Rules of Procedure and debating the a motion on “The Challenges to the Free Movement of Persons within the OECS Economic Union”, and aamendment to the Civil Aviation Act, Regulations — Civil Aviation (Aeronautical Telecommunications) Regulations and Civil Aviation (Amendment) Regulations
St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be represented at the Assembly by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves; Minister of Health, Clayton Burgin; Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar, and Parliamentary Representative for the Northern Grenadines, Dr. Godwin Friday. Leader of the Opposition, Arnhim Eustace, the fifth member of the delegation, is unable to attend, the release said.
As chair of the OECS Authority, Gonsalves will present the motion and the draft bill for debate. Former parliamentarian, Vincentian Rene Baptiste is Speaker of the OECS Assembly.