October 22, 2019

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 […]

First kidney transplant in Antigua

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The OECS Commission joins the OECS Health Policy Forum in congratulating the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the Mount St John’s Medical Centre for successfully performing the island’s first kidney transplant. OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules said the OECS Commission supported the Forum’s call for a seamless regional organ donor registry in the […]

FAO and OECS host workshop to enhance intra-regional agriculture trade

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From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — Agriculture leaders in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) convened for a two-day meeting in St Lucia last week to discuss viable options towards enhancing intra-regional trade of agricultural commodities in the OECS. The workshop, organised by the OECS with the support of the Food and […]

Civil Society advocates for better environmental standards

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PRESS RELEASE:-Saint Lucia and the Commonwealth of Dominica are the only two Eastern Caribbean countries that have not yet signed on to the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Declaration on Principle 10. This declaration, which has a total of 22 LAC signatory countries (4 of which are from the Eastern Caribbean), is seeking to improve […]

Civil society advocates for better environmental standards in the Eastern Caribbean

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From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — Saint Lucia and Dominica are the only two Eastern Caribbean countries that have not yet signed on to the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Declaration on Principle 10. This declaration, which has a total of 22 LAC signatory countries (four of which are from the Eastern Caribbean), […]

Nevis benefits from OECS community based tourism development exercise

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From Caribbean News Now GINGERLAND, Nevis — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission’s tourism desk is continuing its series of regional community based tourism development exercises to the district of Gingerland in Nevis, the sister island of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis. The OECS Commission said this event from June 27 […]

OECS celebrates 35th anniversary

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From CARICOM BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JUNE 12th, 2016 (PRESS SEC) – Thirty-five years ago this week, the Treaty of Basseterre was signed on June 18th, 1981, in the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis, establishing the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The original signatories were Antigua and Barbuda (signed by Deputy Premier Lester […]

St. Kitts and Nevis among Caribbean countries supported by the OECS and CARICOM in geothermal prospects

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From SKNIS Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 13, 2016 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis and other countries of the Caribbean Region that have commenced the process of geothermal energy exploration are being guided by the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as demonstrated by a Regional Geothermal Forum being held at the St. Kitts […]

The View from Europe: Citizenship programmes – more work to be done

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now Last July, the Financial Times contained as a paid for insert, a glossy brochure offering citizenship-by-investment in the Caribbean. It was little different in style to the advertising one sees for mega yachts, expensive real estate, private jet charters, and other expressions of the so called ‘good life’. […]

Lawyers, activists target anti-LGBT bias in Caribbean

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By Maurice Tomlinson From Erasing 76 crimes Attorneys and activists met this week in Grenada to discuss strategy for litigation and advocacy seeking an end to anti-LGBT discrimination in countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). This is a press release from United and Strong Inc., Saint Lucia, and GrenCHAP, Grenada, describing the […]