October 14, 2019

St Kitts-Nevis to become first in OECS and CARICOM to eliminate mother to child HIV transmission

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From Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — St Kitts and Nevis is expected to become the first country in the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Americas, outside of Cuba, to bring an end to mother to child transmission of HIV, as indicated by health officials from […]

21st-century geopolitics of the Caribbean. Part IV.

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By Andrew Korybko When predicting the contours of any forthcoming revitalization of the West Indies Federation, it’s important to keep in mind that this prospective entity will probably be comprised of three primary parts constituting an “Atlantic Bloc”, the OECS, and Jamaica, essentially representing the integration of most of CARICOM: The Atlantic Bloc The “Atlantic […]

IV Trade and Investment Conference to be hosted in Costa Rica on the 29-30 August

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By Giordano Associates Ltd The Costa Rican President, Luis Guillermo Solis, has endorsed the Caribbean RIM Platform, and the IV International Investors Conference & the FIRST CARIRIM TRADEXPO 2017 to be held at the internationally prestigious, EARTH University – located in the Caribbean port Province of Limón – Costa Rica, August 29 – 30th 2017. […]

ILO and CDB hold policy dialogue on social protection and youth employment

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Members of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean met with representatives of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for a policy dialogue on social protection and youth empowerment and employment — two key areas of work for both organizations that play an important role in promoting an inclusive, equitable and prosperous Caribbean. […]

Agriculture stakeholders discuss regional food safety

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May 2, 2017 — In an effort to enhance the quality of agricultural produce in the Region, food safety stakeholders convened in Barbados from April 25-26, 2017 to discuss the improvement of plant health in the Region. The two-day consultations, conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services […]

Caribbean Association of Banks supports Harmonized Credit Reporting Bill

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By Caribbean Association of Banks PRESS RELEASE – The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) commends the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union’s (ECCU) Monetary Council for approving the Harmonized Credit Reporting Bill and Regulations for the OECS Region, at its 87th Meeting of the ECCU Monetary Council on 2nd March, 2017. The CAB views the approval of […]

OECS financial sector stable and resilient but facing challenges, says Monetary Council

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By Ken Richards From WINN St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The chairman of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne, on Thursday (March 2) gave an account of the discussions held at the Council’s 87th meeting at the Central Bank. Quoting from the ECCB governor’s report on Monetary […]

OECS ports prepare for free circulation of goods

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From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — The second meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) port management committee was convened online via web-conference on Friday, February 17, 2017. The meeting was largely focused on engaging OECS port authorities on the policies and procedures for facilitating the entry of goods into the […]

Caribbean warned to prepare for more severe storms

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From St Lucia Times At an OECS climate change forum, environmentalists warn that frequency and intensity of extreme weather conditions is likely to increase. OECS member states have been urged to prepare for more extreme weather conditions and natural disasters as a result of climate change. The warning came from Crispin d’Auvergne, Saint Lucia’s Chief […]

OECS engages citizens on key development issues

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has begun engaging citizens of member states on issues impacting their lives, the challenges facing the region, and the development opportunities for the OECS and its people. The public education forum series, dubbed Vini Koze – Kweyol for ‘Come chat’ – is aimed at […]