July 7, 2022

Education in the OECS: A Path to Reinvention and Innovation

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By Germain Anthony & Tahira Carter Thursday, November 18, 2021 — The unprecedented demands of the COVID-19 pandemic on education sectors across the region have exposed critical vulnerabilities and reiterated the urgent need to advance actions toward the harmonisation of educational systems amongst Member States.  The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission continues to work […]

Member States and Associate Countries of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee will Address Challenges to Accelerate the Recovery and Strengthen Economic Resilience in the Subregion

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The 20th meeting of the ECLAC subsidiary body’s Monitoring Committee will take place on Friday, November 5. (November 3, 2021) On Friday, November 5, the Member States and Associate Countries of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee will meet virtually in order to address the challenges posed by the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and to strengthen […]

OECS Commission hosts successful COVID-19 resurgence contingency planning workshop

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Three virtual capacity building workshops provided education professionals with the skills and tools to build resilient education systems in the face of pandemics and other emergencies. Thursday, October 28, 2021 — In February 2021, the Education Development Management Unit (EDMU) of the OECS Commission hosted 3 virtual workshops on COVID-19 Resurgence Contingency Planning for 130 education officials […]

COVID-19 Vaccines: A Dose of Facts

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OECS Hosts Regional Simulcast to Address Vaccine Hesitancy Thursday, September 30, 2021 — Amid rising cases of COVID-19 infections and deaths, and in response to the slow uptake of available vaccines, the Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) came together to deliver “A Dose of the Facts” – a 60 minute production […]

Member States of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are set to benefit from the implementation of two European Union (EU) Funded Projects

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 — Member States of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are set to benefit from the implementation of two European Union (EU) funded projects: The Biodiversity Support Programme for ACP Coastal Environments (BioSPACE) and the Integrated Landscape Approaches and Investments in Sustainable Land Management in the OECS (ILM). BioSPACE contributes to the sustainable development of […]

OECS Commission to support consumer protection under the 11th EDF

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 — The 11th European Development Fund (EDF) will provide a new boost to the OECS’s commitment to implementing this framework, and advance the improvement of conditions for consumers. Under the 11th EDF the OECS will be executing several initiatives aimed at improving the Consumer Protection environment in the region. This includes activities aimed at […]

Montserrat: OECS congratulates Premier Taylor-Farrell on election victory

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Statement from the OECS Commission Tuesday, November 19, 2019 — The Commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) extends warm congratulations to Premier Easton Taylor-Farrell on the victory of his party at the just concluded national elections in Montserrat. Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules, welcomed the newly elected Premier stating, “I […]

Immigration officers receive training on OECS free movement of citizens

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By Angelica. A. O’Donoghue, Assistant Director-General of Communications, Office of the Prime Minister Office of the Prime Minister, Antigua and Barbuda Friday, November 8, 2019 — ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA — In an effort to continuously train and develop staff, the Chief of Immigration in Antigua and Barbuda, Ms. Katrina Yearwood, held a sensitisation session with her officers on aspects […]

World Polio Day marks a major milestone towards polio eradication

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From World Health Organization The independent Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (GCC) has declared wild poliovirus type 3 to be globally eradicated. Announced today on World Polio Day, this is a major milestone in the global effort to rid the world of all poliovirus strains and ensure that no child will ever […]

OECS Music Talk comes to Saint Lucia

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Thursday, August 29, 2019 — The OECS Competitive Business Unit (CBU) continues its Music Mentorship and Artiste Development Programme in Saint Lucia with the third installment of the OECS Music Talk series, featuring four well-known local music mentors and well over 20 mentees, today Thursday 29 August at the Finance Administrative Centre, Pointe Seraphine, Castries. The OECS Music Talk is […]