July 7, 2022

The World Bank approves US$25 million for Grenada First Recovery and Resilience Programmatic Development Policy

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WASHINGTON, May 25, 2022 —The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved the financing of US$25 million for Grenada’s First Recovery and Resilience Programmatic Development Policy Credit. Before the pandemic, Grenada’s steadfast reform path to building economic resilience had attained solid growth, debt sustainability and poverty reduction. However, the COVID-19 pandemic caused massive socio-economic impacts, which are […]

Communiqué of the 9th Special Meeting of the OECS Authority

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From OECS Friday, October 29, 2021 — The 9th Special Meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority was convened virtually on Thursday, October 28, 2021 under the Chairmanship of The Right Honourable Dr. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada. This Special Meeting facilitated discussions with the European Union’s Executive Vice President, Frans Timmermans, […]

Grenada Government to provide $1 Million in support to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Government Information Service Government of Grenada Thursday, April 15, 2021 — The Government of Grenada will provide $1 million in support for the Government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, to help deal with the impact of the explosive eruptions at the La Soufriere volcano. Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell confirmed […]

Grenada Government reiterates pledge to accept Vincentian evacuees

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Friday, April 9, 2021 — The Government of Grenada is reiterating its support for the Government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as they face an increased likelihood of an eruption at the La Soufriere volcano. At a news conference Thursday, Vincentian Prime Minister, Ralph Gonsalves confirmed that there has been increased activity at […]

Regional stakeholders conclude productive webinar on Blue BioTrade

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On 22-23 March, UNCTAD in collaboration with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) joined forces with authorities and chief fisheries officers from OECS countries to share information and build capacity towards lifting a trade suspension of queen conch and maximise […]

Sion Hill Government School in St. Vincent innovates with agriculture to improve literacy!

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By Tracey Warner-Arnold From OECS/USAID Early Learners Program Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — As part of the OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP) within the Education Development Management Unit of the OECS Commission, small grants were provided to support school-based reading intervention projects.  Sion Hill Government School in St. Vincent chose to combine agriculture with reading to […]

Caribbean Life’s Caribbean RoundUp

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By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life Antigua Antigua and Barbuda recently hosted a two-day conference aimed at helping people with disabilities live independently, be included, and participate in their societies on an equal footing in the Eastern Caribbean. The conference, which was hosted by the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat, was addressed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne […]

World Bank approves US$20 million credit for Grenada’s transition to a resilient blue economy

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By Hannah McDonald-Moniz External Affairs Officer, The World Bank Courtesy The World Bank Tuesday, December 17, 2019 — WASHINGTON —The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a US$20 million credit to support Grenada’s transition to a resilient blue economy. The Second Fiscal Resilience and Blue Growth Development Policy Credit fosters reforms to support fiscal sustainability, […]

Caribbean Life’s Roundup

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By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life Caribbean Progress has been made in reducing new infections and AIDS-related deaths, but these gains appear weak. This is according to a new report titled “Communities at the Center-The response to HIV in the Caribbean”, which was released ahead of World Aids Day 2019 on December 1 with the […]

94 schools across the OECS benefit from grants to improve literacy

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By Tracey Warner-Arnold Branding & Marking Consultant for the OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP) Wednesday, December 4, 2019 — Canaries Infant School (Saint Lucia) Uses Grant to Improve Boys Reading Levels! As part of the OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP) within the Education Development Management Unit of the OECS Commission, small grants were provided under the […]