November 15, 2019

OPINION: Democracy stolen in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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By Jolly Green Let there be no doubt whatsoever, the last three elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines were stolen through bribery and fraud. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that has generally happened in Saint Vincent the States mainland island. It’s far more difficult for the fraud to take place in […]

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 […]

Building climate resilience in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines through development of a Climate Change Policy, Strategy and Implementation Plan

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Port of Spain, October 4, 2019 – Stakeholders from the public and private sectors and civil society, including vulnerable local communities, in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have been participating in a series of national consultations on December 11, 2018 and March 18-22 and September 11, 2019 to develop a Climate Change Policy, Strategy and […]

Alicia Bárcena reviewed with Caribbean Authorities progress on the debt for climate adaptation swap initiative, including the creation of a resilience fund

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ECLAC’s Executive Secretary met with the Prime Ministers of Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the framework of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly being held in New York. (September 23, 2019) The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia […]

OECS Member States conclude Pan Am Games with biggest medal haul ever

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Article Courtesy Journalist Terry Finisterre The XVIII Pan American (Pan Am) Games concluded in Lima, Peru on August 11, 2019, after approximately two weeks of competition, featuring 9,500 athletes from 41 territories in the western hemisphere.  The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) was represented by contingents from Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, […]

INTERREG CARES to support early detection and treatment of sickle cell disease in OECS countries

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 — Babies being born in Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda will benefit from support for testing at birth for sickle cell disease. The neonatal screening of sickle cell disease forms part of the INTERREG CARES project, which aims to facilitate stronger collaboration in the health sector between the Eastern Caribbean and the French Associate […]

4 Million Euro INTERREG Ready Together project to strengthen disaster management and response in the OECS

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Article by Journalist Karel Clotaire reproduced under courtesy of France-Antilles Guadeloupe Thursday, June 27, 2019 — “Ready together” against natural risks. The 4 million euro INTERREG Ready Together project was presented in Guadeloupe on June 12, 2019. The project is led by the Red Cross’ Regional Response Platform for the Americas and the Caribbean (Pirac) and aims to strengthen […]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines breaks a record, as smallest ever Security Council seat holder

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 — NEW YORK — Following a secret ballot held on Friday, the UN General Assembly elected five countries to the Security Council, including Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the smallest nation ever to secure a seat. Also elected were Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, Viet Nam. The five States will take up their seats as […]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines triumphant in its bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the term 2020 – 2022

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 — KINGSTOWN — Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ campaign to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was a resounding success.  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was able to attain the seat that is allocated to the Group of Latin America and Caribbean States (GRULAC) for the period of January […]

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 […]