PM Roosevelt Skerrit attends 73rd meeting of OECS Authority

Prime Minister of Dominica- Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, participated in the 73rd meeting of the OECS Authority from June 18-19, 2023 in Basseterre, St Kitts.

PM Roosevelt Skerrit attends 73rd meeting of OECS Authority
PM Roosevelt Skerrit attends 73rd meeting of OECS Authority

Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister of Dominica- Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, participated in the 73rd meeting of the OECS Authority from June 18-19, 2023 in Basseterre, St Kitts.

The meeting was hosted by Dr Terrence Drew, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, who assumes the Chairmanship of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

The meeting coincides with the observance of the 42nd anniversary of the OECS on June 18, under the theme “Vision. Integration. Sustainability. Progress.” Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Blue and Green Economy Roland Royer has been acting as Prime Minister during the period June 17-19, 2023.

Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit took to Twitter and shared glimpses of the meeting. He said, “I am participating in the 73rd meeting of the OECS Authority, taking place in Basseterre, St. Kitts from June 18-19, 2023.” 

PM Skerrit said that this gathering coincides with the observance of the 42nd anniversary of the OECS on June 18 under the theme “Vision, Integration, Sustainability, Progress.”

Several notable persons in attendance include Dr Didacus Jules, Director-General of the OECS, Dame Marcella Liburd, Governor General of St Kitts and Nevis, Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew and Members of his Cabinet, Prime Ministers and Ministers of the OECS Authority, Dr Sir Kennedy Simmonds, Permanent Secretaries and senior government officials, Members of the Nevis Island Administration, Members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps, students and other invited guests.

The OECS is a global intergovernmental organization whose mission is to promote regional integration in the Eastern Caribbean. In order to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the OCES, St Kitts and Nevis hosted a course of activities from June 13 to June 19, 2023. The activities include OECS in the Classroom– School Tour from June 13 to 16, a Panel Discussion on June 15, OECS Clours Day on June 16 and Fun Walk on June 17, 2023. 

Flag Raising Ceremony was also hosted on Sunday, June 18, 2023, followed by the 73rd meeting of the OECS authority. During the meeting, PM Terrance Drew was announced as the new Chairman of the OECS.