Four government parliamentarians and the leader of the opposition Hector John will represent Dominica at the rescheduled OECS Assembly.
That first sub-regional gathering of the assembly which was carded to have been held on June 15, is now expected to be convened on August 10 (2012), according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.
“In Dominica’s case the leader of the opposition and four from the Government side will represent Dominica at this OECS Assembly – we look forward to this assembly.
Our hope is that very important regional matters which affect the people of the OECS will be discussed,” the Government Information Service quotes the prime minister as saying.
The revised Treaty of Basseterre of 2010, which governs the OECS move towards an Economic Union, outlines provisions for the establishment of the OECS Assembly as one of the five principles of the sub-regional grouping.
The revised date was agreed on at the OECS Authority meeting in St Vincent attended by Prime Minister Skerrit.
He says that meeting examined the economic situation confronting OECS member states.
“There is a dramatic drop in revenue and there is also an increase in expenditure and the question is how do you balance those things,” the prime minister said.
The OECS Heads of government expect to continue their discussion on the economy when they meet again later this month at the OECS Monetary Council Meeting in St Kitts.
They are expected to “devise strategies as to how we can overcome some of those challenges”.
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