(Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister)
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent and the Grenadines -– The establishment of a fourth University of the West Indies Campus in Antigua and Barbuda is one of three important discussions taking place today during the 66th meeting here of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority.
Other important topics being considered are the establishment of a diplomatic presence in Canada; and OECS membership in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the new Andean Development Bank.
The meeting is being chaired by St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.
Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris is representing the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis at the one-day meeting. Dr. Harris is accompanied by His Excellency Ambassador Sydney Osborne, the St. Kitts and Nevis’ OECS Commissioner.
A presentation on Climate Smart and Investment-Ready Opportunities in the OECS is also expected to take place.
Additionally, the OECS Authority will consider the OECS Commission’s End of Financial Year Report; the Annual Report of the OECS Assembly for the Financial Year 2017/2018; and the Reports of the Council of Ministers for Social Development; Foreign Affairs; Environmental Sustainability, and Tourism.
The OECS Authority is the highest decision-making body of the OECS and comprises Caribbean heads of government.