Dominica will host the next summit of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in November 2015, the OECS Chairman Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has announced.
Mitchell, the Grenada Prime Minister, paid a visit to the storm hit island and later said that convening the summit in Dominica will present a united and supported front to the country which suffered damages estimated at EC$1.5 billion (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents). At least 31 people were killed when the storm hit the island late August.
“We all express support and commitment to the recovery of Dominica. Only when things happen to you, then you get to know your true friends. Grenada has been there and Dominica bled with us. The OECS and CARICOM bled with us…”
Grenada has since announced that November 7 will be declared a special day in Grenada for Dominica with the staging of a major fundraising concert.