Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves Will be Attending the 58th Meeting of the OECS Authority in Montserrat Today

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is among leaders from the sub-region attending the 58th Meeting of the OECS Authority which is expected to wrap up in Montserrat today.

The Ministers are discussing the OECS Growth and Development Strategy Action Plan which outlines short and medium-term as well as long-term activities in the areas of tourism, agriculture and the creative industries among others.

The agenda also includes OECS funding under the 11th EDF, along with a review of a Japanese proposal to fund a Fisheries project in the OECS.

An update on the free movement of OECS Citizens is to be given, as well as the status of efforts by each Member State to put into effect legislation and necessary processes to implement the Economic Union Treaty.

The implementation of the Roadmap for the Regime for the free circulation of goods is also to be handled.

The leaders will host a News Conference at the conclusion of the deliberations