Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. According to
Countryaah website, Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines deepened their cooperation during the year with
other Eastern Caribbean countries. In March, the eastern
Caribbean organization OECS decided that residents of the
nine member states could move freely within the region for
up to six months. At year-end 2002/2003 they would then
receive joint passports. At the turn of the year 2002/2003,
an Eastern Caribbean Economic Union would also be formed.
Then free movement of goods and services would begin to
apply, while free movement of labor would be introduced in
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines hoped, through
integration, to strengthen their position in the
international export market.