July 1, 2022

OECS Commission hosts CARICOM Secretary General on Official Visit to Saint Lucia

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By Loverly Anthony Head of Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States OECS Media Release Tuesday, April 12, 2022 — The OECS Commission welcomed a delegation from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), led by Secretary General Dr. Carla Barnett, on Monday April 11th, 2022. The delegation met with the Director General of the OECS Dr. Didacus Jules, and […]

UK: Forthcoming judgments from the JCPC

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Judgment in the following Judicial Committee of the Privy Council cases will be handed down on Monday 14 March at 11am (GMT): Attorney General for Bermuda (Appellant) v Ferguson and others (Respondents) (Bermuda) – JCPC 2019/0077 Jurisdiction: Court of Appeal for Bermuda The Bermudian Parliament passed the Domestic Partnership Act 2018, which provided for same-sex […]

Exploring indigenous history in Saint Lucia to help us tell our story

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By Kirk Elliott Award winning Saint Lucia Photographer and Sustainable Tourism Ambassador Kirk Elliott has launched the I Am Lucian Webinar Series to coincide with Saint Lucia’s 43rd Anniversary of Independence. The webinars will explore: What does it REALLY mean to be Saint Lucian?  What sets us apart and distinguishes us from every other nation […]

Blue BioTrade Project supports a study on the Saint Lucia Conch Industry

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Monday, November 29, 2021 — Working to advance the sustainable blue economy and sustainable livelihoods, the Blue BioTrade Project hosted a stakeholder consultation workshop on November 4, 2021, to validate a draft country case study titled “Blue BioTrade in Saint Lucia: Developing value for the sustainable trade and production of queen conch in the Caribbean”. This event was hosted by the […]

‘WePlanet’ emerges as OECS Island Ideas Challenge Winner

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Monday, November 15, 2021 — The inaugural OECS Island Ideas Challenge welcomed over 750 ideas from across the Caribbean in the areas of business, agriculture, technology, sustainable development and education. Held as part of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Sustainable Development Movement (SDM) 2021, the Island Ideas Challenge sought to support regional development […]

Saint Lucia celebrates the reopening of the Canadian market

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Media Release Courtesy of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Friday, October 8, 2021 — To commemorate the reopening of the Canadian market, the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), along with tourism stakeholders were on hand at Hewanorra International Airport to welcome Air Canada Rouge flight (1878) on Sunday, October 3rd. The return of Air Canada signals the […]

Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) activates its Port Response Plan to receive evacuees

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Office of the Prime MinisterGovernment of Saint Lucia Media Release Courtesy SLASPA Friday, April 9, 2021 — Following the update from the Office of the Prime Minister, on the situation of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines La Soufrière Volcano, the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), through its Disaster Preparedness Committee, has activated […]

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 […]

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) launches its E-litigation Portal in the Territory of Montserrat

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By Dwaymian Brisette From OECS Friday, March 6, 2020 — The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) hosted a Media Briefing and Launch of its E-Litigation Portal on Tuesday 3rd March, 2020 at 9:00am at the High Court of Justice, Montserrat High Court, Brades, Montserrat. The E-Litigation Portal is now LIVE in the Territory of Montserrat for the […]

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 […]