Launch Of Public Consultation On Economic Union

OECS Director General Len Ishmael

OECS Director General Len Ishmael
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
September 24, 2009 (CUOPM)

Discussions aimed at shaping the final Treaty for the OECS Economic Union, will be officially launched in St. Kitts and Nevis next week.

Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, has invited the Director General of the St. Lucia-based Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Secretariat, Her Excellency Dr. Len Ishmael, to deliver brief  remarks on the OECS Economic Union process.

The launching ceremony has been planned for Tuesday 28th September 2009 at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium, Eastern  Caribbean Central Bank at 6:00 P.M. and will be attended by Governor General His Excellency Dr. Sir Cuthbert Sebastian, the  Federal and Nevis Island Administration Cabinets, the Federal Assembly and the Nevis Island Assembly and representatives of  political parties and non-governmental organisations including the business sector.

The welcome remarks will be made by Ambassador to CARICOM, OECS and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and Chair of the National Task Force on Economic Union, His Excellency Mr. Wendell Lawrence. Also speaking will be Chair of the OECS Task Force on Economic Union and Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank  (ECCB), Sir K. Dwight Venner.

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