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Saturday, August 7, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia (OECS) -- The OECS Export Development Unit, OECS EDU says at least one hundred and seventy-five companies across the nine-member grouping are to benefit from an ongoing series of National Training Programmes. The workshops are supported by the European Development Fund. read more...



Thursday, July 29, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Montserrat will assume the chairmanship of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Monetary Council in 2011. The Chief Minister and Minister of Finance Rueben Meade will take over from Grenada’s Minister of Finance Nazim Burke. At its recent meeting in Grenada the Council noted that... read more...



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- OECS member countries are using the results of a Jamaican success story to help the nine-member grouping ensure that its most vulnerable persons receive national benefits designed to elevate their social standing. The example of the Jamaican Programme of Advancement Through Health... read more...



Saturday, June 19, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Several Eastern Caribbean leaders will place a new dimension in Caribbean integration when they formally sign a treaty establishing an economic union of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas... read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas says the integration of the Caribbean has been an important policy plank of every Labour Party Administration that has held office in the twin-island Federation. “The creation of a single economic space in the region... read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Ministers of Agriculture of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have agreed on a number of decisions aimed at taking agriculture in the sub-region to a higher level and building greater synergies between agriculture and tourism. An OECS Ministers of Agriculture Meeting... read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Both branches of parliament have given unanimous approval to Grenada’s decision to join an expanded union of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The OECS Economic Union Treaty, which is expected to be signed and ratified by June 18, promises “joint actions’’. read more...



Monday, June 7, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- A regional insurance professional claims that insurers in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are being unfairly penalised by governments who “do not understand insurance.’’ St Lucian Claudius Francis is unimpressed with the Insurance Act that... read more...



Friday, June 4, 2010

When people around the world think of whale-hunting nations, the Caribbean is the last place that crosses their minds. Yet, the governments of Suriname and the six independent members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are in a pivotal position to end or continue a moratorium. read more...



Saturday, May 29, 2010

RODNEY BAY, St Lucia -- “The establishment of the OECS School of Diplomacy will offer new career options for Montserrat’s youth,” says Director of Information and Communication, Nerissa Golden.  Golden along with the Assistant Secretary in the Office of the Chief Minister, Colin Fergus are participating in... read more...



Saturday, May 22, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- A meeting of Caribbean and international environmental experts has called on Governments of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States to refrain from supporting commercial whaling, especially in agreed sanctuary areas, at the upcoming meeting of the IWC. read more...



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- LIAT -- the Caribbean airline -- has been invited to submit proposals to Eastern Caribbean Ministers of Tourism, through the OECS Secretariat, outlining various ways in which member states can assist in improving intra-regional travel. read more...



Friday, April 16, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- President of the OECS Bar Association, Kittitian Tapley Seaton, QC has condemned the shooting in St Lucia, of the Jamaican-born magistrate, Ann-Marie Smith, who was shot by armed assailants. Seaton said a pattern of organized criminal activity seems to be developing. read more...



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has listed crime as the number one challenge facing the nine-member sub-regional grouping. Douglas told CMC that he believes there is need for greater concerted effort. read more...



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Harmonisation of National Insurance or Social Security Schemes is essential as the region moves closer towards an OECS Economic Union. Head of the OECS Social Policy Unit, Darrel Montrope says there is tremendous value in strengthening various social protection policies. read more...



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) in an attempt to rid itself of any corruption is to introduce polygraph testing for those persons wishing to join its ranks. This was confirmed by RSS Coordinator Grantley Watson, following a Regional Security System Council Meeting. read more...



Saturday, April 10, 2010

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Plans are afoot for two meetings of the Organisation of East Caribbean States (OECS) Environmental and Sustainable Development Unit to be hosted in Nevis in October. Minister responsible for Renewable Energy and the Environment on Nevis Carlisle Powell, told the Department of Information... read more...



Saturday, April 10, 2010

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- An Organisation or East Caribbean States (OECS) official has advised Caribbean islands to begin early preparations ahead of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which forecasters expected would be an above average season from June 1st. Head of the OECS Secretariat’s Environmental... read more...



Friday, April 9, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Recent economic and financial developments in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) and outlook will be discussed in Antigua on Friday. St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Denzil Douglas, who will be accompanied by Financial Consultant... read more...



Saturday, April 3, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- An initiative between the Organisation of American States (OAS) and Jamaica's Registrar General's Department, which should improve the vital records capability of six Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) states, has been confirmed by the OAS Representative in Jamaica. read more...



Saturday, March 27, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- A proposed OECS Police Service and the integration of the Regional Security System (RSS) within the CARICOM security framework were on the agenda for discussion when the Regional Security System (RSS) began meeting in St Kitts om Friday morning. read more...



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenadians will soon be able to express their opinions on the OECS Economic Union. A series of public discussions on the issue are scheduled to begin on March 16th and will run to May, at various locations across the country. This is a prerequisite for the OECS Economic Union. read more...



Friday, February 19, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis said on Wednesday that its efforts and those of the other OECS countries to meet international compliance of their financial services sector are like “working towards a moving target.” According to a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister... read more...



Friday, February 19, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Following reports that a group purporting to represent the interests of individuals who have been the alleged victims of financial malpractices by Allen Stanford have filed a class action suit in Dallas against the Bank of Antigua, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Antigua Commercial Bank... read more...



Saturday, January 23, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Sir K Dwight Venner will present the 2009 Economic Review of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) on Thursday 28 January 2010 at 8:00 pm on radio and television stations throughout the ECCU. read more...



Wednesday, January 6, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Former Jamaican Prime Minister, PJ Patterson, has endorsed a move by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to form an Economic Union by June this year. He said a sense of "shared destiny" was needed with all Caribbean families fully involved. read more...



Thursday, December 31, 2009

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Leaders from the sub-regional Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) joined St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and current Chairman of the grouping on Tuesday in signing a treaty to establish an Economic Union. “Today is a great day. It is a day of profound historical... read more...



Thursday, December 24, 2009

BRADES, Montserrat -- Pending internal approval, Montserrat will only be observing next week’s historic signing of the OECS Economic Union Treaty. The signing on December 29, 2009 will take place in the St Kitts capital, venue of the signing of the Treaty of Basseterre on June 18, 1981. read more...



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- “An incredible juncture in the historic evolution of the OECS,” is how St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Denzil Douglas is describing next week’s signing of the Treaty which takes the sub-regional grouping to an Economic Union. The signing will take place in the St Kitts capital. read more...



Monday, December 21, 2009

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis outpaced Barbados and the member countries of the OECS as the leading exporter of goods and services to the United States in September and October this year, according to the Foreign Trade Division of the United States Census Bureau. read more...



Friday, December 18, 2009

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- St Kitts and Nevis is the first Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) territory to be part of the OPAAL video documentary filming. The OECS Protected Areas and Associated Livelihoods project (OPAAL) is an initiative by which participating countries have made... read more...



Wednesday, December 16, 2009

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- There are more signs that the local business sector continues to have confidence in the St. Kitts and Nevis economy. A recent survey found that in Barbados and the OECS, St Kitts and Nevis has the most optimistic investment outlook over the next 12 months. read more...



Thursday, December 3, 2009

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas says the results of the referendum in St Vincent and the Grenadines last week are an indication that there is need to fully study and analyse the existing constitutions of the members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. read more...



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

NEW YORK, USA -- A Grenadian diplomat believes that regional political and economic unity are crucial more than ever, given the many global challenges being faced. Consul General to New York, Derrick James said that while there have been tremendous efforts at political and economic unity, significant work... read more...



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Development cannot be limited to mere economic growth. In order to be authentic, that is genuine and realistic, it must be complete and integral, and it has to promote the good of every man or woman and of the whole person. The patterns of behaviour, in the region of the Caribbean Basin of the English speaking peoples... read more...



Monday, November 23, 2009

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The new Treaty of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will be signed in the St Kitts capital in December. This was disclosed Friday in Anguilla by Grenada’s Prime Minister Tillman Thomas at the conclusion of the historic 50th meeting of the OECS Authority. read more...



Monday, November 23, 2009

THE VALLEY, Anguilla -- Montserrat will not have to negotiate its place in the establishment of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Economic Union Treaty says Chief Minister Reuben Meade. The OECS Economic Treaty is intended to further cement the integration of the member states. read more...



Thursday, November 19, 2009

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Prime Minister Tillman Thomas will give the Grenada government’s position on the deepening of the integration process and the establishment of the OECS economic union when he meets with his colleague heads of government at a meeting of the OECS Authority in Anguilla. read more...



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- “We have been preparing for quite some time, but with no OECS sports coordinator appointed, we had to wait,” stated Leroy Llewellyn, vice-president of SVG Athletics in a telephone interview with sportcaraibe.net. He was discussing the issues associated with the OECS Half-marathon read more...



Thursday, October 29, 2009

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Come November 6, 2009, some of the best junior swimmers from the Organisartion of Eastern Caribbean States members countries will dive into the Good Hope Pool, and race against each other in a bid to be the sub-region’s best. This will be when the 2009 Organisation... read more...



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