NewsRegional OECS nationals free to drive in St Lucia by: – November 3, 2014 Share Share Share Tweet 216 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – The St Lucia government says citizens from the nine-member Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will no longer need a driving permit to drive motor vehicles on the island, as the Economic Union of the sub-region strengthens.Parliament has passed the necessary legislation authorizing the implementation of a non-visitor driving permit for citizens of OECS member states in St Lucia.Deputy Prime Minister Philip J Pierre said the new arrangement is in compliance with the free movement provisions within the OECS Economic Union agreement.“If someone comes to St Lucia from protocol member states of the OECS, they do not need to go to the ministry and purchase a visitors permit; they can use the valid licence from their country to drive in St Lucia,” he said.The OECS groups the islands of Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, Montserrat and St Vincent & the Grenadines.
Raytheon has expanded its operations to develop and produce range monitoring and telemetry systems by opening a new facility in the Sandia Science and Technology Park. The expansion will bring 60 new high-tech manufacturing jobs to the state over the next six years.The company employs more than 350 workers in science, engineering, advanced manufacturing and management jobs at its facilities in Albuquerque and Diné, located on the Navajo Nation. The company is now growing its high-tech manufacturing footprint in rural and urban New Mexico, where workers are producing vital national security technology.The new 72,000-square-foot building is the third facility for Raytheon in Albuquerque. The State of New Mexico and City of Albuquerque helped pay for site improvements through Local Economic Development Act, or LEDA, funds. Governor Susana Martinez, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and Raytheon leaders and employees celebrated the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.