July 23, 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 […]

World Bank approves US$50 Million to Support Volcanic Emergency Response and Recovery in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Media Release Courtesy The World Bank Sunday, June 27, 2021 — WASHINGTON — The World Bank Board of Executive Directors, on Friday, approved US$50 million in Supplemental Financing for the Second Fiscal Reform and Resilience Development Policy Credit (DPC) for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This quick-disbursing operation aims to help the country cover a large unexpected […]

Vice-Chancellor Beckles meets with UWI staff in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Thursday, May 20, 2021. — On Friday, May 14, immediately following the Government’s lowering of La Soufrière’s volcanic alert level, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles paid a visit to UWI staff in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.  He met them face-to-face to […]

OECS Commission launches new “Stronger Together” website

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Stronger Together: We are a Global Family Monday, May 3, 2021 — In an effort to facilitate access to information on the “Stronger Together….We are a global family” campaign – in support of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission has launched a new website. The user-friendly online platform provides visitors with updated information on […]

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 […]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Agriculture Minister issues Food Security Alert

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Media Release Courtesy the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Sunday, April 25, 2021 — San José, Costa Rica – The catastrophic situation in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, which suffered a series of volcanic eruptions this month that left the country in a state of emergency, is affecting the availability and affordability of food, said […]

Antigua and Barbuda’s response to the eruption of La Soufrière Volcano

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 — As the volcanic disaster in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines continues to unfold, regional solidarity is once again at the forefront of relief efforts.  The Government of Antigua and Barbuda began its response efforts on Thursday April 8, 2021 after Prime Minister Hon. Gaston Browne consulted with his counterpart in Saint […]

OECS Commission launches “Stronger Together Campaign” to support Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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The OECS Emergency Response for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission launched the “Stronger Together Campaign” today – a fundraising initiative created on behalf of the government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to support relief and recovery efforts. Individuals and corporations seeking to contribute to relief efforts […]

The UWI Seismic Research Centre provides ongoing support to Saint Vincent as La Soufriere volcano moves to Explosive Phase

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The UWI St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago. Friday, April 9, 2021 . — On April 9, at 8:41 am, an eruption column (cloud of ash) began rising above the La Soufrière volcano located in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This signalled that the volcano moved to an explosive phase following three months of effusive eruption, magma extrusion and more recently, tremor and volcano-tectonic (VT) seismic activity.  Leading up […]

PAHO mobilizes to help Saint Vincent and Grenadines respond to eruptions of Volcano La Soufriere

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Bridgetown, Barbados, April 9, 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has mobilized to help the government of Saint Vincent and Grenadines respond to eruption activity of Volcano La Soufriere and to a possible explosive eruption. After several days of increased seismic activity, Saint Vincent and Grenadines has issued a red alert […]