Antigua walks the talk on free movement

first_img Tweet ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CNS – The Antigua and Barbuda Government announced Tuesday that nationals of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) no longer require permits to work here.The news came from the Labour Department informing residents that “under Statutory Instrument No. 31 of 2014, Citizens of Protocol Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Economic Union are no longer required to apply for a Work Permit to be employed in Antigua & Barbuda.”The department said current work permit holders “would be expected to approach the Immigration Department to regularise their status” and not apply for new permits.The waiver brings Antigua & Barbuda in line with its obligations under the OECS Economic Union which was established under the Revised Treaty of Basseterre.Free movement is a concept that is meant to, quite literally, transform the Caribbean into a single economic and travel space. Governments, though, have struggled to move from concept to implementation. Share 280 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img NewsRegional Antigua walks the talk on free movement by: CNS – November 27, 2014 Share Sharelast_img read more