ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) — On Thursday, a delegation from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) met with Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell to discuss current issues.
The delegation, comprising Director General Len Ishmael, Senior Director Randolph Cato, and Coordinator of the Regional Integration Unit, Elma Gene, was in Grenada on a short visit to brief the prime minister on the ongoing work of the OECS, especially as it relates to the Economic Commission Unit.
Other critical issues on the agenda included discussions on the implementation of the economic treaty, and relevant actions required by Grenada; Grenada’s immediate attention regarding government’s appointments to vital positions within the Organization; the OECS development strategy, tourism policies and free movement of people; and economic citizenship and alien licensing.
Mitchell was briefed on the last Assembly meeting formally inaugurated in August 2012, as well as the first business meeting held on March 26. The delegation also discussed the upcoming meeting of the OECS Authority for heads of government of member states and their delegations, to be held May 15 and 16 in Antigua, as well as the upcoming meeting for all governors general on May 14.
Both parties reaffirmed their commitment to work together in areas of national and regional importance, as well as a commitment on the part of the prime minister to work speedily on all OECS actions required by Grenada, especially as it relates to his political appointments to the Commission and Council.