(BVI News) Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has expressed that the BVI should strengthen its ties with its partners in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) by participating in agricultural trade, among other things.
In an address during the opening ceremony of the 72nd Meeting of the OECS Authority, Premier Wheatley said there are obvious areas on which the territory remains engaged with the OECS. He said these include regional transportation and tourism. Dr Wheatley said there is also an interest for the BVI to deepen its functional cooperation with the body.
“We are keen to strengthen trade in agricultural goods between the Virgin Islands and our partners in the Eastern Caribbean,” Dr Wheatley said.
He explained that this would help to satisfy the demand in the BVI’s economy for healthier and more affordable food options.