September 18, 2019

Sustainable Trade: OECS signs € 3.6 million project to develop trade capacity in the region

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Thursday, July 4, 2019 — Stronger trade expertise and the creation of a harmonised trade information and facilitation platform in OECS Member States are key areas earmarked for development under the 3.6 million euro, EU/ACP-funded TradeCom II Agreement signed by OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules in Geneva, Switzerland today. The aim of the TradeCom II Programme is to […]

OECS Director General congratulates Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on historical election to the United Nations Security Council

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OECS Media Statement Sunday, June 9, 2019 — CASTRIES — Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Dr. Didacus Jules, welcomed the momentous election of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations Security Council, noting the significance of the appointment for the region and for small states. “I extend profound congratulations to the Government […]

Governor of Sint Maarten pays courtesy visit to OECS Director General

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Thursday, May 30, 2019 — Governor of Sint Maarten, H. E. Dr. Eugene Holiday, paid a courtesy call on the Director General of the OECS, H. E. Dr. Didacus Jules on May 23rd 2019. The meeting centered on mutually beneficial avenues for cooperation, particularly in the areas of disaster management and emergency response. Dr. Holiday expressed […]

Guadeloupe’s Accession to the OECS: What does it mean for you?

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Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Friday, March 29, 2019 — OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules and OECS Chairman and PM of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. The Hon Ralph Gonsalves recently addressed a packed town hall meeting at the Université des Antilles à Fouillole in Guadeloupe.  With the accession promising to open up deeper cooperation […]

Reducing the OECS food import bill: New trade data tool to inform policy

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 — Spurring domestic agricultural production to meet local and international demand while reducing the region’s food import bill is the focus of a powerful new data tool recently presented to agricultural decision makers at the OECS Commission. The ‘OECS Trade Vista for Food and Agriculture’ portal was presented by Dr. Patrick Antoine, Special […]

Des Barras Combined School celebrate Christmas with OECS Commission Staff

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Spreading the Christmas cheer! Friday, December 21, 2018 — Students from the Des Barras Combined School have received an early Christmas treat at the Commission’s annual gift giving celebration. The children were presented with their gifts from staff members before singing Christmas carols and partaking in a dancing competition and other fun activities. OECS Director General […]

History Made! Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Pass Medicinal Marijuana Bill

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OECS Media Release Wednesday, December 12, 2018 — In a first likely to impact the North American and Canadian medicinal marijuana industry, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has made history as the first OECS Member State to decriminalize for medical purposes and scientific research, the production of the coveted crop under a tightly controlled framework. […]

Trinidad and Tobago Floods: OECS primes to share disaster mitigation knowledge

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Monday, October 22, 2018 — Trinidad and Tobago: In the wake of the devastating flooding which has inundated parts of the nation and left thousands stranded, the OECS Commission has expressed its readiness to share its disaster mitigation knowledge with the people and Government of the twin island state. Speaking from the OECS Heads of […]

$100 billion by 2020: Financing Small Island and Developing States to adapt to climate change

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First Investment Forum under the Caribbean Nationally Determined Contribution Finance Initiative (NDC FI) Friday, October 12, 2018 — New financing to build the capacity of Small Island Developing States to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change have commenced with the OECS and Government of Saint Lucia convening global development partners, the private […]

OECS Commission Statement on Haiti Earthquake

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By Bernadette Auguste International Relations Officer OECS Commission Tuesday, October 9, 2018 — The OECS Commission has called on the international community to launch a swift, coordinated and aggressive relief effort to assist the people and Government of Haiti following the recent 5.9 magnitude earthquake which to date has left more than eleven dead and […]