Dominica to embark on OECS Economic Union public awareness drive

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The Government of Dominica will launch a National Public Awareness Programme on the O.E.C.S Economic Union when a mission from the O.E.C.S Secretariat arrives in Dominica on Tuesday June 11, 2013.

A release issued by Dominica’s Ambassador to the OECS and Caricom, Felix Gregoire, on Friday, stated that the Public Awareness programme is aimed at providing information on the Economic Union to the general public.

According to the news release, the mission, which will be for the period June 11, to 14, 2013, will be engaged in activities targeted at the Public and Private Sector as well as community groups and private citizens.

In addition, the release confirms that the mission will embark on television and radio programmes, town hall meetings, consultations with the Public and Private sector and a lecture at the Dominica State College.

The Mission will comprise a number of key resource persons, including Elma Gene Isaac from the OECS Regional Integration Unit, Senior Trade Policy Advisor, Allan Paul and Head of the Economic Development Policy Unit, Rodinald Soomer.

Programme officer of the Social and Sustainable Development Division, Peter Murray and Programme officer for the 10th EDF Integration and Trade Project, Debra Blackman, will also form part of the esteemed mission.

The Mission will be assisted by resource persons from the National Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit,the Division of Trade, Labour Division and the O.E.C.S Export Development Unit.

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