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OECS Chairman Conducts Series of Real-time Briefings with Key Disaster Management Officials
Thursday, September 7, 2017 —
As disaster recovery efforts continue for the islands most affected by Hurricane Irma, OECS Chairman and Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen Chastanet, continues to hold high-level disaster management meetings to ensure that decisions are informed with the most up to date information and that aid is provided in a timely and effective manner.
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has ten members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Martinique.