July 23, 2021

CARICOM Chairman commends WTO Director-General

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Media Release Courtesy the Government of Antigua and Barbuda Wednesday, July 21, 2021 — Following the appointment of a senior Caribbean diplomat to the cabinet of the new World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Director-General, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, CARICOM Chairman Prime Minister Gaston Browne has commended the Director-General for living up to promises she made to both the OECS and CARICOM […]

In Search of a Spark

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How a Digital Marketing Agency was built from the rubble of a Category 5 Hurricane to market the largest OECS event of 2021! Tuesday, July 13, 2021 — The Valley, Anguilla — It has been almost 4 years since Gino Webster and Tahirah Banks sat in the darkness of their hurricane-ravaged apartment on the tiny island […]

Communiqué of the 70th Meeting of the OECS Authority

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Saturday, June 19, 2021 — The Seventieth Meeting of the OECS Authority was held virtually on June 18th 2021, under the Chairmanship of Dr. The Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada. In honour of the Organisation’s 40th Anniversary, since the historic signing of the Treaty of Basseterre on June 18, 1981, the Opening Ceremony […]

Strengthening ties with the OECS diaspora

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 — A new cooperation is emerging between the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Diaspora and their home countries! Beyond regular remittances, the overseas OECS diaspora and home country governments are seeking to enhance the levels of connectivity, through a diaspora mapping project and a comprehensive communication campaign. Building more meaningful engagement […]

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 […]

OECS launches New Climate Change Virtual Engagement Platform

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Friday, May 14, 2021 — The OECS Commission has launched a new climate change engagement platform. On 29th April, the Caribbean NDC Finance Initiative (NDCFI) Virtual Engagement Platform (VEP) went live following a virtual ceremony. The VEP provides an online space for knowledge exchange and information-sharing related to the fulfilment of national and regional climate targets and […]

Statement by the OECS on the Travel Advisory issued by the USA

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Friday, April 30, 2021 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) stands with the world as we look toward the horizon hoping for a new dawn in the COVID-19 era. As of April 26th, according to the World Health Organisation, there have been over 146 million cases and 3 million deaths due to this […]

Afya Foundation, JetBlue and OECS collaborate to bring aid to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Over USD $200,000 in relief items will be delivered to the volcano-damaged island Monday, April 26, 2021 — The Afya Foundation, JetBlue and the Commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are working together to deliver much-needed relief supplies to the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The first in a series of […]

OECS signs MOU with World Intellectual Property Organization

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By H.E Stephen Fevrier Monday, April 26, 2021 — Entrepreneurs and innovators in the Eastern Caribbean now have additional support to scale-up and expand their enterprises.  The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the regional legal and regulatory architecture necessary to […]