THE Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Heads of Governments will meet in Saint Lucia for the 65th Meeting of the OECS Authority, to be held from 18th – 19th June 2018 at the Habor Club, Gros Islet. The proceedings will be held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr., The Honourable Ralph Gonsalves.
The OECS Authority is the highest decision making body of the OECS and comprises the Heads of Government whose decisions direct the work of OECS.
It is expected that all ten Heads of Government ( of full members and associate members) will be in attendance to discuss matters related to climate change, trade, border security, external representation, applications for membership and other areas of regional priority.
The OECS Authority is currently chaired by Prime Minister Allen M. Chastanet, who will hand over to incoming chairman the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.
The chairmanship of the Authority changes annually, rotating alphabetically by country. Regular meetings of the Authority are convened twice per year.
The OECS comprises seven full Member States: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
It also includes three Associate Member States: the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Martinique.