What are the benefits for St Kitts and Nevis (West Indies Isles) moving ahead with a national martime policy?
Cuopm website of the Office of the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis writes:
“BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, FEBRUARY 12TH 2012 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis has already developed a draft action plan to commence consultation with relevant stake holders in support of establishing for the first time, a national maritime policy to guide the sustainable development of the maritime sector in the twin-island federation.
Mr. McClean Hobson, the Director of Maritime Affairs in the Department of Maritime Affairs within the Ministry of International Transport said he was among local technocrats from several agencies in St.Kitts and Nevis, who joined their counterparts from across the OECS in what was considered a very productive two-day workshop on Ocean governance.
He said the Physical Planning and the Environment and Legal Departments of both the Federal Government and the Nevis Island Administration attended the workshop at the Garden Bay Hotel in St. Lucia over the period February 8 – 9, 2012.
The is the workshop that came on the heels of the 54th meeting of the OECS Authority, was jointly sponsored by OECS Secretariat and The Commonwealth and seek to follow up on the Heads decision for an OECS-wide approach to the development of a regional integrated ocean governance framework. (more…)