August 22, 2019

OECS Member States conclude Pan Am Games with biggest medal haul ever

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Article Courtesy Journalist Terry Finisterre The XVIII Pan American (Pan Am) Games concluded in Lima, Peru on August 11, 2019, after approximately two weeks of competition, featuring 9,500 athletes from 41 territories in the western hemisphere.  The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) was represented by contingents from Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, […]

INTERREG CARES to support early detection and treatment of sickle cell disease in OECS countries

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 — Babies being born in Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda will benefit from support for testing at birth for sickle cell disease. The neonatal screening of sickle cell disease forms part of the INTERREG CARES project, which aims to facilitate stronger collaboration in the health sector between the Eastern Caribbean and the French Associate […]

4 Million Euro INTERREG Ready Together project to strengthen disaster management and response in the OECS

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Article by Journalist Karel Clotaire reproduced under courtesy of France-Antilles Guadeloupe Thursday, June 27, 2019 — “Ready together” against natural risks. The 4 million euro INTERREG Ready Together project was presented in Guadeloupe on June 12, 2019. The project is led by the Red Cross’ Regional Response Platform for the Americas and the Caribbean (Pirac) and aims to strengthen […]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines breaks a record, as smallest ever Security Council seat holder

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 — NEW YORK — Following a secret ballot held on Friday, the UN General Assembly elected five countries to the Security Council, including Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the smallest nation ever to secure a seat. Also elected were Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, Viet Nam. The five States will take up their seats as […]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines triumphant in its bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the term 2020 – 2022

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 — KINGSTOWN — Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ campaign to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was a resounding success.  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was able to attain the seat that is allocated to the Group of Latin America and Caribbean States (GRULAC) for the period of January […]

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 […]

Statement on the Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka

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Chairman of the OECS Authority Dr. The Hon Ralph Gonsalves Monday, April 22, 2019 — Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. The Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, has on behalf of the Heads of Government of the regional grouping of eleven nations, offered his heartfelt […]

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 […]

OECS hosts National Consultations for Multi-Purpose Identification System

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Monday, March 25, 2019 — Four OECS Member States are one step closer to the implementation of a Multi-Purpose Identification System (MPID) that is expected to enhance access to government services, reduce transaction costs and improve business competitiveness. The MPID is designed to consolidate many government issued identification cards such as the National Identification Card; National […]

OECS CBU music alumni Krishna “Dada” Lawrence achieves regional acclaim for production of massive carnival hit song

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Thursday, February 28, 2019 — Dominican music producer,Krishna “Dada” Lawrence, an alumni of the OECS Competitive Business Unit‘s Music Programme, under the 10th EDF Regional Integration for Trade in the OECS, is receiving regional acclaim for his outstanding work as producer on the carnival hit song, “Famalay” – currently receiving massive airplay across the region and on various online platforms. […]