Immigration officers receive training on OECS free movement of citizens

In an effort to continuously train and develop staff, the Chief of Immigration in Antigua and Barbuda, Ms. Katrina Yearwood, held a sensitisation session with her officers on aspects of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Free Movement Regime.

Under the Revised Treaty of Basseterre, citizens of all Protocol Member States in the OECS Economic Union are free to move, live and work throughout Member States. To better equip the officers with up-to-date information about the inner workings of the OECS, and the protocol for the OECS Free Movement, Ambassador Colin Murdoch, Commissioner to the OECS for Antigua and Barbuda, hosted the training session at the Headquarters of the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Immigration.

The training session allowed for an interactive and fruitful discussion between the Immigration Officers and Ambassador Murdoch on other themes such as the OECS Contingent Rights, harmonised travel documents between the Member States, and the need for a broader public education campaign.