July 28, 2021

2021 marks 45 years of EC Dollar peg to US Dollar

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By Shermalon Kirby Acting Director, Corporate Relations Department, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank uesday, July 13, 2021 — Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – The EC Dollar remains strong after 45 years of being pegged to the US Dollar at a fixed rate of EC$2.70 to US$1.00 on 7 July 1976. The EC dollar serves as […]

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 […]

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 […]

New literacy leaders

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Thirty-Nine New Literacy Leaders in the OECS! OECS/USAID Early Learners Program (ELP) Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — Aligned with the ongoing mission to improve early grade reading levels in the OECS, the Early Learner’s Programme (ELP) within the OECS’ Education Development Management Unit (EDMU) collaborated with the Caribbean Society for the Advancement of Higher Education Research […]

OECS and Alliance Française of Saint Lucia partner on the new IFLE CARICOM cooperation programme

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By Evelyne GASSE Head of Alliance Française of Saint Lucia and General Coordinator of the other Alliances Françaises of the English speaking Caribbean From OECS Monday, November 25, 2019 — Representatives from the Education Development Management Unit of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, Alliance Française of Saint Lucia and the French Embassy to […]

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) joins GGGI as its 34th Member and 1st Regional Integration Member

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GGGI / OECS Joint Release Thursday, November 21, 2019 — Today, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) became the 34th Member of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) after formally submitting its Instrument of Accession. The OECS is also the first regional integration organisation to become a member of GGGI.   Since the establishment of the GGGI […]

OECS Educators become literacy changemakers!

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OECS/USAID Early Learners Program (ELP) Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — The Early Learners Programme (ELP) within the Education Development Management Unit of the OECS facilitated the attendance of 35 Educators throughout the OECS at the International Literacy (ILA) conference in October 2019. The ILA supports literacy and assessment experts through featured cutting-edge research, classroom practices and […]