Representatives from the Division of Trade, Industry and Commerce, Department of Statistics, Strategy and Planning, and the Immigration Department attended the third consultative meeting on the Monitoring and Evaluation System for the OECS Economic Union.
The meeting was held in St. Lucia from June 19 to 20, with funding from the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The session reviewed the findings of the consultant’s recent visit to Member States to analyse and collect data related to free movement of OECS nationals, travel facilitation within the economic union and the issue of regional ownership.
Following this meeting in St. Lucia, a local Monitoring and Evaluation Committee will be established to assist with Antigua and Barbuda’s timely and accurate submission of data for the Monitoring and Evaluation System.
The country was represented by Colin Murdoch, Permanent Secretary in the Department of Trade; Hortense Brookes, Strategic Planning Coordinator; Ashaki Goodwin, Research Officer in the Department of Trade; Tracelyn Joseph, Statistician; and Station Chief Joycelyn Hughes.