December 15, 2019

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 […]

Statement on the Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka

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Chairman of the OECS Authority Dr. The Hon Ralph Gonsalves Monday, April 22, 2019 — Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. The Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, has on behalf of the Heads of Government of the regional grouping of eleven nations, offered his heartfelt […]

Guadeloupe’s Accession to the OECS: What does it mean for you?

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Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Friday, March 29, 2019 — OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules and OECS Chairman and PM of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. The Hon Ralph Gonsalves recently addressed a packed town hall meeting at the Université des Antilles à Fouillole in Guadeloupe.  With the accession promising to open up deeper cooperation […]

OECS hosts National Consultations for Multi-Purpose Identification System

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Monday, March 25, 2019 — Four OECS Member States are one step closer to the implementation of a Multi-Purpose Identification System (MPID) that is expected to enhance access to government services, reduce transaction costs and improve business competitiveness. The MPID is designed to consolidate many government issued identification cards such as the National Identification Card; National […]

OECS CBU music alumni Krishna “Dada” Lawrence achieves regional acclaim for production of massive carnival hit song

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Thursday, February 28, 2019 — Dominican music producer,Krishna “Dada” Lawrence, an alumni of the OECS Competitive Business Unit‘s Music Programme, under the 10th EDF Regional Integration for Trade in the OECS, is receiving regional acclaim for his outstanding work as producer on the carnival hit song, “Famalay” – currently receiving massive airplay across the region and on various online platforms. […]

Developing a Climate Change Policy for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to mainstream climate resilience

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Port of Spain, January 29, 2019 – Government, civil society and private sector stakeholders from various economic sectors in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines participated in the first national consultation on December 11, 2018 to develop a Climate Change Policy to mainstream climate resilience into the country’s development agenda. The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) […]

OPINION: Rastafarians in Saint Vincent can you trust this man?

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By Jolly Green CanSaint Vincent’s Rastafarians trust a man that states such things as“we will hunt them down until they exist no more” “those ragamuffins in the hills” while we all know when venomously said he was referring to Rastafarian marijuana farmers? He is also well known in the East Caribbean group of islands as […]

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 […]

The Caribbean must think carefully about how and where to ‘build back better’ after the hurricanes of 2017

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“Building back better” to create more resilient societies is a laudable goal, but every country is different and there are no quick fixes. By taking into account topographical differences, reforming building codes, and reviving ecosystems, the Caribbean can take a significant step in the right direction, write Emily Wilkinson and Rachael Steller (Overseas Development Institute). In Dominica, 80 per cent of […]

Medicinal Cannabis: St. Vincent and the Grenadines poised to become leading producer

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Top 30 reasons to invest in Saint Vincent and Grenadines (SVG Ministry of Agriculture, Industry, Fisheries, Forestry, Labour and Rural Transformation) Monday, November 5, 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 […]