June 27, 2022

MPE CARIBBEAN REPORT NEWSLETTER – MAY 23, 2022

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From Bevan Springer MAY 23, 2022 Leaders upbeat about tourism sector Caribbean tourism leaders had a spirited discussion at the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Florida last week about how their nations and territories survived the pandemic and their plans to woo investors in the future. We summarize the discussion below. From left: Ernest […]

MPE CARIBBEAN REPORT NEWSLETTER – MAY 16, 2022

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The MPE Caribbean Report Newsletter offers travel, tourism, Caribbean and global news in a newsletter format. To share stories, information or intelligence, contact us at [email protected] From Bevan Springer MAY 16, 2022 Everybody loves “CHRIS” Vanessa Ledesma, Acting CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), will be in attendance at CHRIS this […]

OECS Commission hosts CARICOM Secretary General on Official Visit to Saint Lucia

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By Loverly Anthony Head of Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States OECS Media Release Tuesday, April 12, 2022 — The OECS Commission welcomed a delegation from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), led by Secretary General Dr. Carla Barnett, on Monday April 11th, 2022. The delegation met with the Director General of the OECS Dr. Didacus Jules, and […]

OECS Hosts Council of Ministers Environmental Sustainability Meeting with the Director General of GGGI

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By Crispin d’Auvergne Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Monday, January 31, 2022 — As Small Island Developing States (SIDS), OECS Member States are particularly vulnerable to climate change and other external shocks. To address this challenge, OECS Member States are working towards transforming their economies, as well as advocating for change on a global level. On […]

Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba presents credentials to the Director General of the OECS

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Friday, January 21, 2022 — The Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), H.E. Bernardo Andrés Toscano Sardiñas presented his Letter of Credence to the Director General Dr. Didacus Jules on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at a ceremony held at the Organisation’s headquarters in Morne Fortune, Castries. Ambassador Toscano […]

International Olympic Committee pays tribute to long−time Director General, François Carrard

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10 Jan 2022 – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is deeply saddened to learn of the death of its long-time Director General, François Carrard, at the age of 83. Mr Carrard led the IOC administration from 1989 until 2003, and served IOC Presidents Juan Antonio Samaranch and Jacques Rogge during his 14-year term. A Doctor of […]

OECS Ambassador makes Courtesy Call on WTO Director General

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 — Ambassador Colin Murdoch, the Permanent Observer of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to the United Nations Office in Geneva paid a courtesy call on Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General of the World Trade Organization on Friday, December 3, 2021. Ambassador Murdoch was accompanied by Mr. Joel Richards, Senior Technical Specialist at […]

World Tourism Day Message from Vanessa Ledesma, Acting CEO and Director General, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)

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MIAMI (September 26, 2021) – We at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) are pleased to join the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in marking World Tourism Day 2021 (September 27) under the theme of “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”.  The theme is particularly relevant this year because all areas of our destinations across […]

Director−General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID−19 – 14 May 2021

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At present, only 0.3% of vaccine supply is going to low-income countries. Trickle down vaccination is not an effective strategy for fighting a deadly respiratory virus. India remains hugely concerning. But it’s not only India that has emergency needs. Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Egypt are just some of the countries that are […]

Director−General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID−19 – 26 April 2021

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Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to intensify. Cases have now increased for the ninth straight week, and deaths have increased for the sixth straight week. Many countries are still experiencing intense transmission, and the situation in India is beyond heartbreaking. WHO is doing everything we can. Saturday marked the start of World Immunization Week. With […]