July 1, 2022

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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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 […]