May 13, 2021

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 […]

OECS and Compete Caribbean host successful Digital Payments Expo

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By Kwesi Roberts and Ricardo James Thursday, April 8, 2021 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission in partnership with the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility hosted a Digital Payment Webinar and Expo on Tuesday March 30, 2021, under the theme: “Unlocking The Power Of Digital Payments For the Growth of Micro Small And Medium […]

Director General of the OECS speaks on the Collective Action to support Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Friday, April 9, 2021 — Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Dr. Didacus Jules, gave an update on the collective regional action to support and assist Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in this times of crisis.  CLICK HERE

Unlocking the Power of Digital Payments for the Growth of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in the OECS

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Friday, March 26, 2021 — The goal of digitizing OECS economies will be one small step closer on March 30, 2021, as Micro and Small Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs), Financial Institutions, Financial Technology (Fintech) Firms and interested consumers operating and living in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) region increase their awareness and knowledge about digital financial services […]

975 pounds of plastic collected at first RePLAST collection point!

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Monday, January 25, 2021 — On Saturday, January 16th, 2021, 60 residents from Gros Islet and its environs delivered 975 pounds of PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) and HDPE (High-density polyethylene) plastic waste to the first of three RePLAST Collection Points (RCP) to go into operation. From the quantity of plastics delivered, patrons earned a combined total 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 […]

OECS and Compete Caribbean partner to strengthen entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in the OECS

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By Ricardo James Friday, June 19, 2020 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission (OECS Commission), with the support of Compete Caribbean, recently hosted a Kick-off Meeting for a project that seeks to strengthen the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in the OECS. The project, launched via video conference with stakeholders from across the OECS and […]

OECS celebrates International Day of Education

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Education has always existed alongside man. Distinguished from schooling, education focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of our world and the values to navigate life. The process of learning is central to humanity. This perspective is echoed in American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey’s statement: “Education is not preparation for Life; Education is […]