December 12, 2019

Securing Economic Integration: The importance of intraregional trade

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OECS Media Statement Intraregional trade is a critical component of the OECS integration process. Significant strides have been made over the years to secure the foundation for a thriving common market – resulting in the successful establishment of the Eastern Caribbean Economic Union in January, 2011. This larger market and the free circulation of goods, […]

Deputies of the French National Assembly pay courtesy visit to the OECS Director General

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From OECS Thursday, November 14, 2019 — Deputies of the French National Assembly Bérengère Poletti and Annie Chapelier, accompanied by French Ambassador to the OECS and Barbados, H.E. Philippe Ardanaz, paid a courtesy call on the Director General of the OECS Dr. Didacus Jules. This meeting was scheduled as part of the information gathering mission for […]

St. Vincent and the Grenadines bids farewell to outgoing Director General Of FAO

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — Outgoing Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Dr. Jose Graziano de Silva will demit office later this year and the newly elected Director General will assume the much coveted office. Hon. Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, remembers Dr. Graziano for his […]

OECS Director General congratulates Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on historical election to the United Nations Security Council

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OECS Media Statement Sunday, June 9, 2019 — CASTRIES — Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Dr. Didacus Jules, welcomed the momentous election of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations Security Council, noting the significance of the appointment for the region and for small states. “I extend profound congratulations to the Government […]

Governor of Sint Maarten pays courtesy visit to OECS Director General

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Thursday, May 30, 2019 — Governor of Sint Maarten, H. E. Dr. Eugene Holiday, paid a courtesy call on the Director General of the OECS, H. E. Dr. Didacus Jules on May 23rd 2019. The meeting centered on mutually beneficial avenues for cooperation, particularly in the areas of disaster management and emergency response. Dr. Holiday expressed […]

Communiqué of the 66th Meeting of the OECS Authority

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — The Sixty-Sixth Meeting of the OECS Authority was held at the Beachcombers Hotel, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on October 23rd 2018, under the Chairmanship of Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Heads of Government and Representatives of Government in attendance included: Honourable […]

Statement by the Director General of ODPEM on the recent occurrences of earthquake events in the region

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By Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Story Highlights The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management notes the recent occurrences of Earthquake events in the region and in Jamaica over the past two months. We understand and acknowledge the concerns and anxieties being expressed by the populess at this time. The Office of […]

Caribbean launches “THE RHYTHM NEVER STOPS” Marketing campaign

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To view video go to: https://youtu.be/yJlbu2Ig_m8 Caribbean Tourism Organization and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association partner on regional marketing MIAMI (October 11, 2018) – Inspired by the Caribbean’s sounds and sights, the region’s leading tourism entities have joined forces to launch “The Rhythm Never Stops” – a vibrant marketing campaign enticing travelers to revel in […]

Cuban Foreign Minister receives the Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

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Reproduced courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cuba (Cubaminrex) Friday, September 21, 2018 — The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, received on Thursday 20th September the Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Hon. Dr. Didacus Jules, who is in Cuba on a work visit. In a […]

Otero concludes visit to the Eastern Caribbean by meeting with ministers in Saint Lucia

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The Director General of IICA held meetings with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Cooperatives, Ezechiel Joseph; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun; diplomatic missions accredited to Saint Lucia; and the Director General of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Didacus Jules. Castries, Saint Lucia, 27 August 2018 (IICA). […]