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Established: By treaty signed June 18, 1981, in Basseterre, St. Kitts, effective July 4, 1981.
Purpose: The Mission of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is to be a Center of Excellence contributing to the sustainable development of OECS Member States by supporting their strategic insertion [Page 1883]into the global economy while maximizing the benefits accruing from their collective space.
Headquarters: Castries, St. Lucia.
Principal Organs: Authority of Heads of Government of the Member States, OECS Assembly, Council of Ministers, Economic Affairs Council, and the OECS Commission.
Director General: Dr. Didacus Jules (St. Lucia).
Membership (7): Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Associate Members (3): Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Martinique.
Official Language: English.
Origin and development. The seven full participants in ...