Thursday, November 19, 2009

OAS to Observe Referendum

Kingstown - Nov. 19, 2009 -- The Deputy Chief of the OAS Observer Mission, which will be observing the November 25th Referendum is expected to arrive here this week to co-ordinate the logistical arrangements for the full mission.

Yndira Marin was in the state last week, along with the Chief of Mission, Stephen Gryner, to look at preparations being put in place for the holding of the Referendum here on November 25th.

The team met with Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonslaves, Leader of the Opposition, Arnhim Eustace, Minister of Electoral Affairs, Rene Baptiste, Supervisor of Elections, Sylvia Findlay-Scrub and members of the National Monitoring and Consultative Mechanism.

The head of Mission, Stephen Gryner is expected to arrive here this weekend, while the remaining thirteen members of the team are expected to arrive about a day or two before the Referendum.

The Caricom Secretariat is also preparing to send an Observer Team to St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the November 25th poll.