Sunday, March 20, 2011

BVI Premier Visits OECS Special Meeting

Premier and Minister of Finance in the British Virgin Islands, Hon. Ralph T. O'Neal, has visited a special one-day meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority in Antigua. The main focus of the meeting are the contributions of OECS member states, other agenda items are the future staff and skill requirements at the OECS Commission, the financing of the OECS Economic Union Organs, along with the resources deployed in the overseas diplomatic and technical missions.

During his visit, the Premier is accompanied by Ms. Najan Christopher, the Assistant Secretary in the Premier's Office (External Affairs), and the Premier's Private Secretary, Ms. Marsha Gumbs.

The British Virgin Islands is an associate member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States since November 1984. Other members are Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Montserrat. Anguilla, as well as the British Virgin Islands, is an associate member of the OECS.

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