Antigua Observer – The Assembly of the Organisaiton of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is to meet tomorrow in its first meeting since 2012, with only one Bill and one motion on its agenda.
Ambassador Colin Murdoch said while the agenda is “a little light” the most important thing was to restart the assembly.
“I think it’s very important that this institution has been resuscitated…yes, there was some criticism that the OECS allowed one of its institutions to fall into disuse, but the heads have heard the call,” Murdoch said.
The ambassador explained the long break between sittings has limited the agenda. “Because there were years between the last sitting and this one, the terms of office of the officers of the assembly have expired, so there is a need to elect a new speaker, new deputy speaker. Some of these procedural things need to be done,” Murdoch said.
The agenda will be: Election of the Speaker of the OECS Assembly, Election of the Deputy Speaker, Announcement by the Speaker, Delegation from Member States, Adoption of the Order Paper, Adoption of the Last Assembly Hansard Reports, Statements (Rule 37) a. Chairman of the Authority, b. Members, Proposed Act – Water Resource Management Bill, Adjournment.
The meeting of parliamentarians from Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines will be at the parliament building in Antigua.