It was a weekend of celebration and laughter, as hundreds viewed the premiere of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) 40th Anniversary Production on regional integration “OECS for Me” in Kweyol. The English version of the production is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, June 12, at 7p.m. on the OECS YouTube TV, and Sunday June 13, at 3p.m. on the OECS Facebook page.
The production featuring the renowned Che Campeche theatrical group, highlights key stages of Eastern Caribbean integration, and the impact of this movement on the lives of everyday people living in the OECS Region. The overall objective of this project is to increase awareness of the OECS Economic Union and the wider OECS integration movement. The project also aims to highlight some of the key deliverables of the OECS Commission, OECS institutions and organisation, namely, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority and the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunication Authority.
The OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, in his remarks on the importance of creating such a production, highlighted the need to “create a narrative that connected with the public street in humour and in substance, to build awareness of the benefits that regional integration has brought into the lives of ordinary citizens.”
The production is available on the OECS TV on YouTube. Several OECS Government Information Service (GIS) television channels, will also feature the production on June 18 2021, at 8p.m., in commemoration of OECS day. The production is co-funded by the 11th European Development Fund’s Regional Integration through Growth Harmonization and Technology (RIGHT) Project.