May 13, 2021

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 […]

Director−General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID−19 – 16 April 2021

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Globally, the number of new cases per week has nearly doubled over the past two months. This is approaching the highest rate of infection that we have seen so far during the pandemic. Until the beginning of this year, Papua New Guinea had reported less than 900 cases, and just 9 deaths. It has now reported […]

Director−General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID−19 – 12 April 2021

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We have now seen seven consecutive weeks of increasing cases, and four weeks of increasing deaths. Last week was the fourth-highest number of cases in a single week so far. This is despite the fact that more than 780 million doses of vaccine have now been administered globally. This disease is not flu. Young, healthy […]

Director General of the OECS speaks on the Collective Action to support Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Friday, April 9, 2021 — Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Dr. Didacus Jules, gave an update on the collective regional action to support and assist Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in this times of crisis.  CLICK HERE

Director−General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID−19 – 9 April 2021

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Out of 220 countries and economies, 194 have now started vaccination, and 26 have not. Of those, 7 have received vaccines and could start, and a further 5 countries should receive their vaccines in the coming days. More than 700 million vaccine doses have been administered globally, but over 87% have gone to high income […]

Dr. Natasha Kay Mortley appointed as Strategic Advisor on Gender and Migration to the OECS Commission

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From OECS Monday, February 17, 2020 — Lecturer and Research Specialist at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies of the University of the West Indies, Dr. Natasha Kay Mortley, has been appointed as Strategic Gender and Migration Advisor to the Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The non‐remunerated appointment will be for […]

Securing Economic Integration: The importance of intraregional trade

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OECS Media Statement Intraregional trade is a critical component of the OECS integration process. Significant strides have been made over the years to secure the foundation for a thriving common market – resulting in the successful establishment of the Eastern Caribbean Economic Union in January, 2011. This larger market and the free circulation of goods, […]

Deputies of the French National Assembly pay courtesy visit to the OECS Director General

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From OECS Thursday, November 14, 2019 — Deputies of the French National Assembly Bérengère Poletti and Annie Chapelier, accompanied by French Ambassador to the OECS and Barbados, H.E. Philippe Ardanaz, paid a courtesy call on the Director General of the OECS Dr. Didacus Jules. This meeting was scheduled as part of the information gathering mission for […]

St. Vincent and the Grenadines bids farewell to outgoing Director General Of FAO

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — Outgoing Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Dr. Jose Graziano de Silva will demit office later this year and the newly elected Director General will assume the much coveted office. Hon. Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, remembers Dr. Graziano for his […]

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 […]