August 13, 2012
St. Kitts today (Monday 13th August) hosted an OECS Economic Union public awareness event. The “sensitization workshop” was organized according to St. Kitts and Nevis’ OECS Commissioner Her Excellency Astona Browne for a wide cross section of the local community including the local media who were invited to the event.
OECS Director General, Her Excellency Dr. Len Ishmael; St. Lucia’s OECS Commissioner Her Excellency Dr. June Soomer and; St. Kitts and Nevis’ Attorney General the Honourable Patrice Nisbett were the main presenters at Monday’s public awareness exercise at the St. Kitts Marriott Ballroom.
The sensitization event was a full day activity comprising of three sessions.
The first session addressed the purpose, objectives, policies, and strategies associated with the Revised Treaty of Basseterre, which was signed on June 18, 2010. The second session was split into four parts addressing: 1) free movement of people and the facilitation of travel and security; 2) the governance structure of the OECS; 3) the OECS Assembly and; 4) legislative action taken by St. Kitts and Nevis in fulfilment of the Revised Treaty of Basseterre. The third and final session included some insight as to the operational functionality of the Union by the Director General as well as a question and answer session.
The Director General Ishmael also paid a courtesy call on the President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce during her visit to the Federation. The sensitization workshop follows the historic inauguration of the OECS Assembly, which took place on Friday in St. John’s, Antigua.
To listen to Dr Ishmael’s address at the workshop, please click the link.