St Lucia removes driving permit rule for OECS members
The Government of St Lucia has announced that citizens from the nine-member Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will no longer need a driving permit to operate motor vehicles in that country.
In a move designed to strengthen the economic union of the sub-region, the St Lucian Parliament has passed legislation authorising the implementation of a non-visitor driving permit for citizens of OECS member states.
This means that citizens from OECS member states can now use the drivers’ licence issued in their countries to operate a motor vehicle in St Lucia.
Deputy Prime Minister Philip Pierre says the new arrangement is in compliance with the free movement provisions within the OECS Economic Union agreement.
The OECS groups the islands of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, Montserrat and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
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