August 22, 2019

Plastic Recycling Project ‘RePLAST OECS’ launches in Saint Lucia

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By Felix Finisterre Senior Project Manager, Saint Lucia Office, UNITE Caribbean OECS Media Statement Thursday, August 8, 2019 — Environmental stakeholders from the public and private sectors in Saint Lucia lent their support and expertise towards the successful launch and two-day workshop for the RePLAST OECS project – an initiative that seeks to create a sustainable […]

US: 2019 Caribbean travel warnings: What islands are safe? [Cayman Islands SAFE]

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By Tresa Baldas From Detroit Free Press If you’re planning a trip to the Caribbean or Central America, the U.S. State Department has published a list of travel advisories alerting tourists about what destinations they need to be wary of, and which ones are considered safe, or the least risky.  There are four categories of travel advisories: “Level 1: Exercise […]

Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves completes term as Chairman of the OECS Authority with major advancements to OECS regional integration

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Monday, July 22, 2019 — A strong advocate for the advancement of regional integration in the region, Prime Minister Gonsalves’ tenure as Chairman of the OECS focused on deepening relations amongst Member States and improving the quality of life for citizens.  Key areas of focus, under Prime Minister Gonsalves’ chairmanship, were:  (a) Membership (b) Strengthened Resilience to […]

Jet ski used by missing American couple found in Guadeloupe

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From Caribbean National Weekly BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The jet ski that was rented by the American tourists that went missing in Barbados late June, has been spotted off the coast of the island of Guadeloupe. On Saturday, July 6, personnel from the French Navy contacted their counterparts at the Barbados Coast Guard and informed them that […]

INTERREG CARES : Caribbean Medical experts meet in Guadeloupe to discuss advancements in health cooperation

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Monday, June 24, 2019 — The Regional Health Agency of Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélémy, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and major healthcare stakeholders of Guadeloupe and Martinique convened the 2nd Steering Committee of the INTERREG CARES project “Cooperation, Accessibility, Referrals, E-information System”, in Guadeloupe on June 14-15 2019. The 5 million Euro project aims to […]

Communiqué of the 67th Meeting of the OECS Authority

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Friday, June 21, 2019 — The Sixty-Seventh Meeting of the OECS Authority was held at the Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa, Antigua and Barbuda, on June 18th 2019, under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. The Meeting was preceded by an Opening Ceremony on June 16th 2019 where remarks were […]

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 […]

Statement by the OECS on the recent escalation of the United States action towards Cuba

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — The Authority of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) meeting in Special Session in Guadeloupe on March 15, 2019: NOTING the renewed intensification in the application of the Helms-Burton Act by the United States Government through its decision to lift the suspension of Article III of the Act for a period […]

Accession of Guadeloupe to the OECS: “History and geography have conspired to bring us to this moment…”

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 — A new chapter of cooperation has commenced between Guadeloupe and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States promising to open up new social, cultural and economic opportunities for citizens across the growing regional grouping of independent and non-independent countries. With the recent accession of the French Territory to the OECS inter-regional ties are being […]

Communiqué: Special Meeting of the OECS Authority for Accession of Guadeloupe to Associate Membership of the OECS

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 — A Special Meeting of the OECS Authority was held on March 14th and 15th 2019 at La Créole Beach Hôtel, Gosier and the Mémorial ACTe Museum, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, under the Chairmanship of Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Heads of Government and Representatives of Government […]