November 13, 2019

Immigration officers receive training on OECS free movement of citizens

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By Angelica. A. O’Donoghue, Assistant Director-General of Communications, Office of the Prime Minister Office of the Prime Minister, Antigua and Barbuda Friday, November 8, 2019 — ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA — In an effort to continuously train and develop staff, the Chief of Immigration in Antigua and Barbuda, Ms. Katrina Yearwood, held a sensitisation session with her officers on aspects […]

Happy 40th Anniversary of Independence to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines!

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Official Message by the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves Thursday, October 31, 2019 — This year, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Independence under the theme: “With Strength, Honour & Dignity, We Stand Resolute at 40 and Beyond “. Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and […]

PM Harris’ feature address at today’s National Consultation on the economy

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Text as prepared for delivery: Feature Address for National Consultation on the Economy By Dr. the Hon. Timothy HarrisPrime Minister and Minister of Finance8 October 2019St. Kitts Marriott Resort As Prepared for Delivery Salutations On behalf of my Government, I extend a warm welcome to everyone to this year’s National Consultation on the Economy. Working with […]

The Caribbean speaks out on the climate crisis

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From Global Voices “[The planet’s] protection and regeneration should be a global priority” With stories about the travesty of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, theAmazon forest fires, and the hope of young climate crisis activists like Greta Thunberg and children from Small Island Developing States trying to force action from world leaders, it is no surprise that Caribbean youth are also […]

The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis’ Address at the United Nations General Assembly

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Statement by Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis to the General Assembly Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Friday, September 27, 2019 Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, it is a privilege to address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Every year at this […]

One in five people in Latin America and the Caribbean experiences sexual extortion, or knows someone who has, survey says

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Report highlights citizens’ views and experiences of bribery and corruption BERLIN, Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — A new report from Transparency International reveals that more than half of all citizens in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries think corruption is getting worse in their country and governments aren’t doing enough to tackle it. Corruption is […]

UN Secretary-General’s remarks during joint press encounter with the Prime Minister of the Bahamas

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From Relief Web Nassau, Bahamas Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. I am here express the solidarity of United Nations and the international community with the Government and the people of the Bahamas, after the unrelenting onslaught of Hurricane Dorian. I bring our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones, and our sympathies to […]

Remarks by Prime Minister of Barbados Hon. Mia Mottley at the 16th Raul Prebisch Lecture in Geneva

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From OECS Wednesday, September 11, 2019 — GENEVA, Switzerland – Statement by the Honourable Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, at the 16th Raul Prebisch Lecture at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, 10 September, 2019. I am humbled to have been invited to deliver the 16th lecture to honour this great development thinker. I am […]

St Kitts & Nevis: Feature address by Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister and Minister of National Security at the Passing Out Parade Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Police Training Complex

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It is an honour and a privilege for me to join you at today’s Passing Out Parade.  I congratulate our thirty-one (31) Recruits (28 males and 3 females) who today will join the ranks of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force.   It is with a sense of pride and delight that I welcome […]

Statement by Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris on the occasion of Emancipation Day/August Monday 2019 Monday, August 5th, 2019

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We, a people of predominantly African ancestry who have historically been pillaged, conquered and confined, must proudly and solemnly celebrate today, August Monday as our Emancipation Day, which marks the 185th anniversary of The Abolition of Slavery Act coming into effect. Since August 1st, 1834, the journey towards true emancipation has been elusive and hard-fought, but […]