OECS Meeting In BVI – May 2009
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
October 06, 2009 (CUOPM)
Premier of the British Virgin Islands, the Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE has given full support to the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas following his assumption of the chairmanship of the OECS Authority, the highest decision making body of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
Premier O’Neal, who hosted the 49th Meeting of the OECS in Tortola in May this year, expressed his pleasure that Dr. Douglas has agreed to assume the leadership of the OECS Authority. The BVI Premier has extended his full support to Prime Minister Douglas and the work of the OECS Secretariat under his leadership.
Dr. Douglas will assume the chairmanship at the 50th Meeting of the OECS Authority scheduled for November 19-20 in Anguilla.
Prime Minister Douglas should have assumed the chairmanship of the OECS in November, but he was asked by the OECS Director General Her Excellency Dr. Len Ishmael to take up the mantle following the recent change of Government in Montserrat and the subsequent decision of the new Chief Minister Honourable Reuben Meade not to assume the chairmanship of the OECS Authority.
Photo: (Left to right) – St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Hon. Stephenson King; St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas; OECS Director General, Her Excellency Dr. Len Ishmael; then Chief Minister of Montserrat, Dr. the Hon. Lowell Lewis; Prime Minister of Grenada, the Hon. Tillman Thomas and Premier of the British Virgin Islands, the Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal at the Press Conference to conclude the 49th Meeting of the Authority of the OECS in Tortola, Birish Virgin Islands in May this year.