Government parliamentarians for OECS Assembly named

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas initialing the Treaty which ushers in the OECS Economic Treaty. (Photo by Erasmus Williams)

BASSETERRE, ST.KITTS, MAY 8TH 2012 (CUOPM) -The Government of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has named its parliamentarians to sit in the Assembly of Parliamentarians of the OECS.

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Commissioner to the OECS, Her Excellency Mrs. Astona Browne said the parliamentarians chosen by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis are Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas,; Senior Minister Dr. the Hon.Timothy Harris and Minister of Health, the Hon. Marcella Liburd.

The Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Mark Brantley is yet to announce the names of the two members from the parliamentary opposition.

The Revised Treaty of Basseterre which came into effect in January 2011 makes provision for the establishment of the five (5) main institutions of the OECS Economic Union. One such institution is the OECS Parliamentary Assembly.

This body is to be comprised of five elected members from the Parliament of each full OECS member state, three members originating from the government side, including the Head of Government, and two such members originating from the opposition, including the Leader of the Opposition.

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