December 2, 2023

OECS Commission and CARILEC forge alliance to advance sustainableenergy in the Eastern Caribbean

Thursday, November 9, 2023 — In a landmark move to bolster the sustainable energy landscape in the Eastern Caribbean, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on November 8, 2023. This agreement establishes a framework for collaboration on a range […]

GGGI Deputy Director General and Director for Latin America & the Caribbean, visit the Eastern Caribbean to strengthen cooperation on green growth

From GGGI Thursday, February 23, 2023  — The Deputy Director General and Head of Global Growth Planning and Implementation, Helena McLeod, along with the Director and Head of programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, Jennifer Zapata of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) visited the Eastern Caribbean between February 13th – 17th, 2023 to meet with Organization […]

The OECS expresses condolences on the passing of Dwight Hillocks

he Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) expresses condolences on the passing of Dwight Hillocks, Chief Executive Officer of All Island Recycling Inc, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  All Islands Recycling Inc (AIR Inc.) is a company that specializes in the gathering and packaging of recyclables. Since the introduction of AIR Inc. to St Vincent […]

OECS Commission and UNICEF support Capacity Building of U Report Ambassadors in the Eastern Caribbean

By Yusuf Stafford Chairperson, Communications and Outreach Committee, U-Report OECS Wednesday, August 24, 2022 — The U Report Steering Committees from the OECS, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago met in Barbados for a Training Workshop from August 17th to 19th 2022, to build the capacity of U Report Ambassadors within the Eastern Caribbean area. The Workshop, […]

The RIGHT Action Plan for the Queen Conch Industry in the Eastern Caribbean

From OECS Communications Unit uesday, May 31, 2022 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the European Union and the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is grateful for the fruitful […]

Eastern Caribbean secures US$27 million from the World Bank to improve data-driven Decision Maki

Project aims to strengthen statistical systems and data production to better inform policymaking in the region – including gender and climate change WASHINGTON, May 17, 2022—The World Bank Group (WBG) approved today financing of US$22 million to Eastern Caribbean countries— Grenada (US$8 million), Saint Lucia (US$8 million), and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (US$6 million)—as […]

World Bank Provides US$56M to support sustainable Blue Economy growth in the Eastern Caribbean

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2022 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved IDA financing of US$56 million for the Unleashing the Blue Economy of the Caribbean (UBEC) project, to support several Eastern Caribbean countries in catalyzing the sustainable economic potential of their living marine and coastal assets. Of that sum, $15 million will be provided to Grenada, […]

OECS Member States win at 2022 Caribbean Travel Awards!

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 — Members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) emerged winners in several categories of the Caribbean Travel Awards 2022, defying the challenges of a global pandemic that dealt a devastating blow to the main revenue generating industry for Eastern Caribbean countries.  OECS Member States have had to strategically pivot their […]

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

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

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 […]