November 18, 2019

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 […]

OECS presents ‘Climate Fest’ from September 6-8 in Antigua-Barbuda

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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will present “Climate Fest” from September 6 – 8, 2015 at the Botanical Gardens, St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. The OECS Climate Fest is an awareness building exercise to further sensitise the public on climate change and environmental management and conservation. The central theme of the Climate Fest […]

OECS diplomat has dire warning for Caribbean countries

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From St Lucia News CMC – The former director general of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Dr. Len Ishmael, says the Caribbean will never achieve the status of economic resilience, as long as the international community insists on graduating it to middle income status at the level of the European Partnership Agreement (EPA) […]