PM Browne Chairs Meeting As OECS Leaders Discuss Opening Of Borders

Prime Minister Gaston Browne

The leaders of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) met virtually on Saturday to discuss the opening of borders in the sub-region.

“We held a meeting earlier today, which I chaired, and the consensus of the meeting was that within the OECS, we will have some level of coordination in the reopening of our borders,” Prime Minister Gaston Browne said on Saturday.

“I would hope that it will also stretch to the broader CARICOM region so that there is some level of coordination to make sure we can come together and determine, not only the timing but the framework in which we will accept passengers.”

Browne said there would also have to be “a framework in place in which we would not open up ourselves to the importation of fresh COVID cases.”

Countries began closing their borders in March to stem the spread of COVID-19, which has been wreaking havoc worldwide, killing more than 161,000 people globally.

The OECS is now an 11-member grouping comprising the full Member States of Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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  1. Was there a meeting to close the borders?

    This is a strange approach, I can recall asking about an OECS, and CARICOM approach because nothing was said.


  2. A country cannot run without money…….

    Can a country run without with people in poor health?

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