November 15, 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, […]

OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme: Changing lives and improving the reading levels of children in the OECS!

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By Tracey Warner-Arnold OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — In June of 2019, the United Nations indicated that the world is about to fall severely short  of its education commitments and needs to implement drastic measures to improve literacy rates. The OECS Commission has long since recognized literacy as a […]

OECS and GGGI discuss accelerated green growth cooperation

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 — Seoul, South Korea — OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, met with the Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Dr. Frank Rijsberman, today in the margins of the Global Green Growth Week 2019 currently being held in Seoul, South Korea. The Director Generals exchanged views on the growing cooperation between […]

World Bank approves US$30.6 million project to build resilience of public health systems in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

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Reproduced Courtesy The World Bank Group By Alejandra De La Paz Melo Communications Associate, Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank Group Wednesday, September 4, 2019 — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$30.6 million regional health project to improve regional coordination and resilience for public health emergencies and extreme weather […]

Student volunteers join OECS and CCRIF SPC to continue flood mitigation works in the Malgretoute community, Saint Lucia

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Mango, Cocoa and Chestnut trees were planted along the Fond/Malgretoute riverbank to prevent further soil erosion Wednesday, August 14, 2019 — The OECS Commission and the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) are continuing efforts to reduce flooding and strengthen resilience in the community of Malgretoute, in Micoud, Saint Lucia. This latest effort facilitated the planting of […]

OECS to establish Green-Blue Economy Strategy and Action Plan with CANARI

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OECS-CANARI Joint Media Statement Thursday, July 25, 2019 — The OECS Green-Blue Economy Strategy and Action Plan –the first of its kind in the Caribbean and globally to combine green and blue economy strategies for sustainable development –will be advanced under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in June 2019 between the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and the […]

Accession of Guadeloupe to the OECS: “History and geography have conspired to bring us to this moment…”

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 — A new chapter of cooperation has commenced between Guadeloupe and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States promising to open up new social, cultural and economic opportunities for citizens across the growing regional grouping of independent and non-independent countries. With the recent accession of the French Territory to the OECS inter-regional ties are being […]

Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean States in Brussels speaks on the EU blacklist of Dominica

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From DBS Carnival Radio Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean States in Brussels Sharlene Shillingford McKlmon says the decision by the European Union to blacklist Dominica is unfortunate. Blacklisted countries face restrictions on EU funding and EU governments can also choose to add their own sanctions against the blacklisted countries.The Government of Dominica has said that […]

Medicinal cannabis investment opportunities: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines holds live Q&A session tonight (Tue 20)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 — The Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is on the brink of becoming a globally leading producer of organically certified medicinal cannabis, rivalling any other producer in the entire Western Hemisphere. As a leading Caribbean hub for medicinal cannabis innovation, there has never been a better time […]

Caribbean Currents: Global warming is now a fact that is hard to deny

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By Johann Calhoun From The Philadelphia Tribune Caribbean leaders today are challenged to solve economic problems that are created from natural disasters like hurricanes and flooding. Small islands have the highest risk of being first impacted by rising sea levels. Many of these natural disasters are by-products of global warming. Yes, global warming, get used […]