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Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)

Established: By treaty signed June 18, 1981, in Basseterre, St. Kitts, effective July 4, 1981.

Purpose: To be a Center of Excellence contributing to the sustainable development of OECS Member States by supporting their strategic insertion 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.

Web site: www.oecs.org

Director General: Dr. Len Ishmael (St. Lucia).

Membership (7): Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Associate Members (2): Anguilla, British Virgin Islands.

Official Language: English.

Origin and development. The seven full participants in the OECS were formerly members of the West Indies Associated States, ...

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