Pre-School Students Celebrate OECS Day 2014
Pre-school students marched through the streets of Roseau on Wednesday June 18, 2014, as Dominica celebrated OECS Day.
The Treaty of Basseterre establishing the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) was signed on June 18, 1981 in Basseterre, St. Kitts.
The Dominica Association of Teachers (DAT) has been collaborating with Early Childhood Educators in celebrating OECS Day in Dominica for the last five years, and the celebration has grown over the years.
Dominica’s Ambassador to the OECS & CARICOM, His Excellency Felix Gregoire said, he was pleased with the turnout of students.
The students marched from DEXIA’s building on the Bayfront to the Government Headquarters.
At the Government Headquarters, an Exhibition was also held to inform the public on the countries of the OECS and its history.
According to His Excellency Gregoire, the exhibition also focused on agriculture.
He added, Dominica has made tremendous strides in moving towards Caribbean unity at both the CARICOM and OECS level, however it will take at least 5 years before we witness more solid action in that regard.
A total of fifteen pre-schools participated in the Street Parade as well as the exhibition.
This year funding for the project was obtained from the OECS Commission under an EDF Project, which includes public awareness on regional integration as a component.