Friday, November 20, 2009 – Heads of governments of the OECS have hailed
the 50th Meeting of the OECS Authority as another milestone for the sub-region.
The meeting was held in Anguilla on the 19th and 20th of November.
Chairman of the Authority, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Honourable
Denzil Douglas, says the OECS has recorded some notable success stories that
must be celebrated.
“For the OECS in particular, achieving this milestone is a feat of no mean
order. I can assure you ladies and gentlemen that as someone who has chaired all
manner of meetings, that the meeting of the OECS Authority is no social
gathering. Every ounce of physical and mental energy is usually drained from
you, sucked up by the tightly packed agenda that speaks of nothing else but pure
business,” Douglas said.
Meantime, Director General of the OECS Secretariat Dr. Len Ishmael, says the
longevity of the Authority can be attributed to the outstanding leadership, and
uncommon resilience of member states of the OECS. At the 50th Meeting of the
OECS Authority, the Heads discussed the finalization of plans for a new treaty,
which will lead to the establishment of an OECS Economic Union.