Chief Minister Meade attending OECS Heads retreat in Grenada

BRADES, Montserrat – Chief Minister Reuben Meade is presently in Grenada participating in the 52nd Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority Meeting.

The two-day retreat on the privately-owned Calivigny Island comes days after the official start of the OECS economic union to which Montserrat has not yet signed off.The prime ministers, premier and chief ministers are discussing matters related to the implementation and operations of the OECS Economic Union especially rules of procedure, free movement, update on the EU financing and the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.

Heads will also discuss the OECS Secretariat Manpower and Workforce Plan, review the resources deployed in representational activities at the regional and nationals levels and OECS Regional Security matters.

The union treaty commits member states to common policies in a wide number of areas and to free movement of citizens and goods across their borders.