Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: Terrance Drew, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, is set to become the chairman of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The oath ceremony will take place at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Auditorium on Sunday, June 18, 2023, starting at 5:00 pm, during the 73rd meeting of the OECS Authority in St Kitts and Nevis.
The meeting will also mark the 42nd anniversary of the sub-regional grouping, which was established on June 18, 1981. St Kitts and Nevis are hosting the 42nd Anniversary of the OECS from June 13–19, 2023, under the theme ‘Vision, Integration and Sustainability’.
Following are the activities taking place during the week-
- June 13-16: OECS in the Classroom – School Tour
- June 15: Panel Discussion on OECS Integration Movement: Our History, Our Achievements, Our Future
- June 16: OECS Colours Day
- June 17: Fun Walk
As per sources, Terrance Drew, the prime minister and upcoming chairman of the OECS, will participate with his colleagues in a thorough discussion on crucial matters related to regional integration, renewable energy, and security and health issues. The primary objective of this discussion is to deliver a permanent solution to the problems mentioned above.
Through his official Facebook account, Minister Drew informed that during the 42nd anniversary of OECS, the flag-raising ceremony would be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 18, at Zuliani Roundabout in frigate bay, before the opening ceremony of the 73rd meeting of OECS Authority in Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Auditorium at 5:00 pm. During this time, the Prime Minister of the twin island federation will be announced as the new chairman of the OECS.
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is a global governmental organization whose primary objective is to promote regional integration in the Eastern Caribbean.
Regional integration is a concept implemented when neighbouring countries with similar physical or cultural traits band together to achieve shared objectives, such as facilitating trade, exchanging resources, and solving common problems collectively.