BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris’ busy week of engagements with high-level international and local officials continued today wh held discussions with Sharlene Shillingford-McKlmon, Charge d’Affaires at the Eastern Caribbean States Embassy to Belgium and Missions to the European Union.
Shillingford-McKlmon’s meeting with Prime Minister Harris came on the heels of her attendance at the Special Meeting of the Council of Ministers of CARIFORUM at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort March 26-27.
She updated the prime minister on the discussions and outcomes of the CARIFORUM meeting, including the decision by members to commit to the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States.
Shillingford-McKlmon also reported on the efforts being made by the Eastern Caribbean States Embassy in Brussels to assist countries like St. Kitts and Nevis that have been listed as noncooperative tax jurisdictions by the European Union.
She noted that OECS member states are committed to ensuring that they meet international compliance requirements and anticipates that St. Kitts and Nevis will be removed from the EU list within a matter of months.