Inter-Caribbean Meeting

On December 12, 2016, Romain Renoux participated in a meeting organized by the Collectivité to examine the procedure for Saint Martin to join the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Aline Hanson presided alongside the ambassador of the OECS, and several subjects of common interest between the Collectivité and this organization were evoked. Romain Renoux, coordinator of the European BEST Project for the Caribbean islands, represented the Réserve Naturelle and presented the two BEST programs currently underway. The first comprises financing for biodiversity conservation projects, and the second the identification and spatial distribution of these zones in terms of biodiversity. Both projects apply to the European islands in the Caribbean.

In January 2015, the Collectivité’s executive council voted in favor of Saint Martin joining the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), as an associate member. The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States promotes consultation, cooperation, and joint action between various countries and their dependencies in the Lesser Antilles. Their top priorities are commerce, transportation, sustainable tourism, and the management of natural catastrophes. The members of this organization include Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Anguilla, The British Virgin Islands, and Martinique are associate member s.

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