Dominica to chair OECS Council meeting in St Lucia

first_img Share Tweet Minister for Employment, Trade, Industry and Diaspora Affairs, Dr John Collin McIntyreDr John Collin McIntyre, Minister for Employment, Trade, Industry and Diaspora Affairs, will represent Dominica at the first meeting of the Economic Affairs Council (EAC) of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).The meeting will take place at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort in St. Lucia, under the chairmanship of the Dr. McIntyre during the period of June 12 to 13, 2014, a press release from the Regional Integration & Diaspora Unit.The Economic Affairs Council is responsible for the implementation of the OECS Economic Union, acting on the direction of the OECS Authority. The OECS Economic Union was established under the Revised Treaty of Basseterre which was signed by Heads of Government of Member States in June of 2010. This Economic Union has formed the OECS Member States into one economic and financial space.The meeting in St. Lucia will brief the Council on the status of the commitments made by Heads of Government, as well as the implementation of activities in support of these commitments. The report while outlining the achievements thus far, will also address the outstanding matters, which have been hindering the progress of the Economic Union.Matters listed on the agenda of the two-day meeting include:1. The OECS Growth and Development Strategy2. The Education Strategy and Policy3. Report on the Implementation of the OECS Economic Union Protocol includinga. Free movement of OECS citizensb. Free circulation of Goodsc. Establishment of the Single Financial Spaced. Update on Economic Integration and Trade Projecte. Update on Climate Change programme4. Support for the Work of the Economic Affairs Council and5. Private Sector InvestmentsThis meeting is being held at a time when the economies of OECS Member States are undergoing difficulties, and the meeting will discuss the facilitation of Private Sector development, and the status of the Eight-Point Stabilization and Growth Programme initiated by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. Sharing is caring! LocalNews Dominica to chair OECS Council meeting in St Lucia by: – June 12, 2014center_img Share 33 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img

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