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Letter: That OAS report, a fraud on the minds of Vincentians?

May 24, 2016
Letter: That OAS report, a fraud on the minds of Vincentians? The OAS is very much like the SVG police complaints department – police investigating police in SVG just does not work and neither does the OAS, which is packed with like-minded representatives from the islands. That is why the OAS election report was so wishy washy. Despite the representatives observing...

Venezuela rejects 'interventionist statements' by OAS

May 20, 2016
Venezuela rejects 'interventionist statements' by OAS KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- In a statement released through the Venezuelan embassy in St Vincent and the Grenadines on Thursday, the country’s foreign minister Delcy Rodríguez rejected what were described as “interventionist statements” by OAS secretary general Luis Almagro.

OAS election observation mission to Dominican Republic proposes in-depth structural reform

May 20, 2016
OAS election observation mission to Dominican Republic proposes in-depth structural reform SANTO DOMINIGO, Dominican Republic -- The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) to the general elections of May 15 in the Dominican Republic, headed by former Colombian president Andrés Pastrana, on Tuesday presented a preliminary...

OAS chief calls Venezuela president a petty dictator, traitor and liar

May 19, 2016
OAS chief calls Venezuela president a petty dictator, traitor and liar WASHINGTON, USA -- In an unusual display of diplomatic cojones, Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General Luis Almagro referred to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro as a petty dictator, a traitor and a liar in an open letter devoid of any semblance of tact or subtlety.

US officials warn of possible coup in Venezuela

May 18, 2016
US officials warn of possible coup in Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela -- According to US intelligence officials, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is at risk of being ousted by his own military, as the country experiences widespread unrest prompted by severe food shortages, daily power outages, triple-digit inflation and serious political tensions.

Final report of OAS electoral mission to St Vincent reiterates concerns and achievements

May 16, 2016
Final report of OAS electoral mission to St Vincent reiterates concerns and achievements WASHINGTON, USA -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) that observed the general elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines on December 9, 2015, on Friday presented its final report to the electoral authorities and to OAS member states.

OAS to deploy experts to investigate shooting incident in Belize-Guatemala adjacency zone

May 6, 2016
OAS to deploy experts to investigate shooting incident in Belize-Guatemala adjacency zone WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, on Wednesday met with the ministers of foreign affairs of Belize and Guatemala in reference to the recent incidents in the Belize-Guatemala Adjacency Zone and the Sarstoon River.

OAS pays tribute to Antigua-Barbuda ambassador's Permanent Council presidency

May 3, 2016
OAS pays tribute to Antigua-Barbuda ambassador's Permanent Council presidency WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) on Monday paid tribute to Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador, Sir Ronald Sanders, for his successful presidency of the Permanent Council, the governing body of the organization. In praising Sanders’ stewardship...

OAS to conduct independent investigation into death of Guatemalan minor in Belize adjacency zone

April 28, 2016
OAS to conduct independent investigation into death of Guatemalan minor in Belize adjacency zone WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) will conduct, at the request of the governments of Belize and Guatemala, an independent investigation of the April 20 incident that led to the death of the Guatemalan minor Julio René Alvarado Ruano and in which...

OAS condemns shooting death of Guatemalan minor in Belize adjacency zone

April 23, 2016
OAS condemns shooting death of Guatemalan minor in Belize adjacency zone WASHINGTON, USA -- The OAS General Secretariat has condemned the death of a Guatemalan minor at the hands of a Belizean patrol, and urged both sides to redouble efforts to establish a lasting peace in the adjacency zone between the two countries. The OAS Office in the Adjacency Zone...

OAS Permanent Council to discuss finance and banking services challenges

March 28, 2016
OAS Permanent Council to discuss finance and banking services challenges WASHINGTON, USA -- Caribbean and Central American states have recently been subject to worrying developments directly affecting their financial services sector that pose a threat to their economic growth and political stability, says Sir Ronald Sanders, chair of the Permanent Council...

Latin America and the Caribbean called on to strengthen efforts on cybersecurity

March 15, 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean called on to strengthen efforts on cybersecurity WASHINGTON, USA -- Leaders of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization of American States (OAS) on Monday called on the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to step up their efforts on cybersecurity after releasing a new study, carried out by the two...

OAS to observe elections in Dominican Republic

March 15, 2016
OAS to observe elections in Dominican Republic WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic on Monday signed formal agreements by which the OAS will send an electoral observation mission (EOM) to the general elections of May 15, which will be headed by...

OAS underscores historic voter participation in St Vincent and the Grenadines

March 11, 2016
OAS underscores historic voter participation in St Vincent and the Grenadines WASHINGTON, USA -- The electoral mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) that observed the general elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines on December 9, 2015, on Wednesday underscored, in a presentation to the OAS Permanent Council, the historic...

OAS electoral mission to Belize presents report

March 10, 2016
OAS electoral mission to Belize presents report WASHINGTON, USA -- The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) that observed the general elections in Belize on November 4, 2015, on Wednesday presented a report to the OAS Permanent Council highlighting the procedures and systems...

OAS and CARICOM missions report on Jamaica's general elections

February 27, 2016
OAS and CARICOM missions report on Jamaica's general elections KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) to the February 25 general parliamentary elections in Jamaica highlighted good practices and formulated recommendations to further assist the country in its efforts to continue...

Commentary: Helping Haiti help itself

February 19, 2016
Commentary: Helping Haiti help itself Haiti has made a firm and important first step in taking responsibility for its affairs after decades of external interference. An agreement, reached on the night of February 5, twenty-four hours before the presidency of Michel Martelly ended in accordance with the constitution, was as historic...

Antigua-Barbuda ambassador reports on OAS special mission to Haiti

February 13, 2016
Antigua-Barbuda ambassador reports on OAS special mission to Haiti WASHINGTON, USA -- The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) held a special meeting on Friday at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, to receive a report on the special mission to Haiti, headed by Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders.

OAS to observe parliamentary general elections in Jamaica

February 12, 2016
OAS to observe parliamentary general elections in Jamaica WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) will deploy an electoral observation mission (EOM) to the February 25 parliamentary general elections in Jamaica. The mission will be headed by Janet Bostwick, former attorney general and minister of foreign affairs...

Elections show strength of democracy in Costa Rica, says OAS mission

February 9, 2016
Elections show strength of democracy in Costa Rica, says OAS mission SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) in Costa Rica has congratulated the country’s citizens on their participation in the municipal elections on Sunday, which once again showed the strength of Costa Rica’s...

Agreement reached for transitional government in Haiti

February 8, 2016
Agreement reached for transitional government in Haiti PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Just 22 hours before the end of President Michel Martelly's term without an elected president to succeed him, an agreement was reached for a transitional government in Haiti. Late on Friday, Martelly officially signed the agreement with...

Bahamas discusses small business development assistance with OAS

February 6, 2016
Bahamas discusses small business development assistance with OAS WASHNGTON, USA -- Dr Elliston Rahming, Bahamas ambassador to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), and Dr Eugene Newry, Bahamas ambassador to the United States, on Thursday met with director Maryse Roberts and Renee Penco of the OAS...

Commentary: A memorandum for the OAS to facilitate its understanding of the Haitian political imbroglio

February 5, 2016
Commentary: A memorandum for the OAS to facilitate its understanding of the Haitian political imbroglio The Haitian nation is facing today a crucial period in its history. It must overcome a political transition marred with widely published controversy in which the sitting president cannot transfer power to an incoming president as prescribed in the 1987 Constitution. This situation is due to the fact that...

OAS mission says stakeholder discussions in Haiti at a delicate stage

February 4, 2016
OAS mission says stakeholder discussions in Haiti at a delicate stage PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The Organization of American States (OAS) special mission currently in Haiti says that “the discussions between the Haitian stakeholders are at a very delicate and urgent stage amid the political situation that now faces the country with the imminent departure from office...

OAS delegation welcomes constructive discussions in Haiti

February 2, 2016
OAS delegation welcomes constructive discussions in Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The special mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to Haiti, headed by the chair of the Permanent Council, ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Ronald Sanders, arrived in Port-au-Prince on Sunday.  The mission has so far met...

Antigua-Barbuda ambassador to lead OAS mission to Haiti

January 29, 2016
Antigua-Barbuda ambassador to lead OAS mission to Haiti WASHINGTON, USA -- Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, will lead a mission to Haiti at the request of the Haitian ambassador to the OAS, Bocchit Edmond, and the organisation’s secretary-general, Luis Almagro.

OAS to send special mission to Haiti to assess situation following suspension of elections

January 28, 2016
OAS to send special mission to Haiti to assess situation following suspension of elections WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) will send a special mission to assess the situation in Haiti in response to a request by Haitian President Michel Martelly, according to an agreement reached on Wednesday by the Permanent Council of the institution.

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