July 28, 2021

Another step towards Domestic Regulation in the Services sector for the OECS region!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021 — Addressing regulatory barriers, and enhancing transparency and predictability could help reduce trade impediments that negatively impact businesses and consumers in the Eastern Caribbean region. With this in mind, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission is partnering with the Permanent Mission of Canada and other partners to the WTO to host […]

OECS Hosts Award Ceremony to Celebrate Sustainable Development Movement (SDM) Ambassadors

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Thursday, May 27, 2021 — The SDM 2020 Ambassadors played a key role in attracting participants and generating meaningful and passionate discussion on matters of sustainable development in the lead up to the 2020 Sustainable Development (SDM) summit – hosting a total of 32 pre-summit events that reached 280,000+ persons across the globe. The Award Ceremony, held on […]

Bitt develops world’s first Central Bank Digital Currency in a Currency Union

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31st March 2021, Bridgetown, Barbados – On 31 March 2021, ‘DCash’, designed and developed by international fintech company Bitt in partnership with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), became the world’s first retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) to be publicly issued within a formal currency union. Governor of the ECCB, Timothy Antoine, conducted DCash’s first cross-border transactions by sending […]

OECS nationals encouraged to apply to The UWI Five Islands Campus 

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Principal Stafford Griffith Undertakes Courtesy Calls to Spread Awareness The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. Friday, December 20, 2019—Six OECS countries have been beneficiaries of courtesy calls from Professor Stafford A. Griffith, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Five Islands Campus (FIC) of The University of the West Indies (The UWI). Over a three-week period […]

OECS ICT companies connect with global tech leaders at TechBeach Retreat in Jamaica

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From OECS-Chamber of Commerce of Martinique Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — Six companies from the Eastern Caribbean participated in the 4th edition of the TechBeach Retreat which took place in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from December 5-7 2019.  The two-day event brought together hundreds of participants including technology entrepreneurs from the Caribbean and North America, and 52 […]

RBC announces sale of Eastern Caribbean banking operations

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December 12, 2019 (Toronto, Canada) — Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today announced it has entered into definitive agreements to sell all banking operations in the Eastern Caribbean to a consortium of indigenous banks within the region. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions, and is […]

All OECS schools to benefit from improved Internet connectivity

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uesday, December 10, 2019 — The OECS-UNICEF initiative ‘ProjectConnect’ was successfully launched as part of a workshop held from 26-29 November, 2019 in Antigua and Barbuda. The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) partnered with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to launch Project Connect, the first pillar of a wider project, namely the GIGA initiative, […]

OECS trade mission concluded successfully in Guadeloupe

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Friday, November 29, 2019 — Representatives from the Competitive Business Unit of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, along with 13 companies from multiple OECS Member States, participated in a trade mission which took place in Guadeloupe on November 12-15, 2019. The goal of this activity was to foster trade and partnerships between companies […]

Three Distinguished UWI Alumni receive Pelican Awards from Open Campus Alumni Chapters

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Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Barbados. October 16, 2019 – On Saturday, October 12, 2019, three distinguished alumni of The University of the West Indies were conferred with the prestigious Pelican Award. The Awards were presented at The University of the West Indies Alumni Association (UWIAA) Open Campus Alumni Chapters annual Pelican Awards […]

Eastern Caribbean embarks on strategy towards a Blue-Green economy

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By Jewel Fraser From IPS SAINT AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago, Sep 3 2019 (IPS) – Micro, small and medium enterprises as well as niche markets and experiences such as bee tourism may well hold the key for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States as countries of that sub-region, known as the OECS, ramp up efforts to […]