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OAS launches reintegration program for young offenders in Jamaica

November 21, 2014
OAS launches reintegration program for young offenders in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, highlighted the importance of providing young offenders a path to reintegrate into their communities, in his address at the launch of the project: “A New Path: Promoting a Healthy Environment...

OAS to elect the next secretary general on March 18, 2015

November 20, 2014
OAS to elect the next secretary general on March 18, 2015 WASHINGTON, USA -- The member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) will elect its next secretary general on March 18, 2015, as determined on Wednesday by the Permanent Council in a special meeting at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington, DC.

OAS wants more Bahamian scholarship seekers

November 20, 2014
OAS wants more Bahamian scholarship seekers NASSAU, Bahamas (BIS) -- Representatives from the Human Development, Education and Employment Department (DHDEE) of the Organization of American States (OAS) met with Bahamian stakeholders on Monday to apprise them of increased education and training opportunities for Bahamians.

UNASUR supports Cuba participation at Summit of the Americas

November 13, 2014
UNASUR supports Cuba participation at Summit of the Americas HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Ernesto Samper criticized the exclusion of Cuba from the Summit of the Americas, describing the action as sitting at the dinner table without inviting a family member. The statement, made by Samper...

OAS calls for resumption of Guyana parliament

November 12, 2014
OAS calls for resumption of Guyana parliament GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- One of the first international reactions to Monday's suspension of Guyana's Parliament by President Donald Ramotar came on Tuesday from the secretary general of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, in a press statement.

OAS organises course on cyber incident investigation and analysis in Jamaica

November 11, 2014
OAS organises course on cyber incident investigation and analysis in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Organization of American States (OAS) on Monday launched a course in Kingston, Jamaica, titled “Cyber Incident Investigation and Analysis,” which aims to teach cyber crime investigators and incident response teams basic and intermediate techniques in cyber investigation.

St Lucia hosts OAS meeting on the role of the judiciary in international commercial arbitration

October 25, 2014
St Lucia hosts OAS meeting on the role of the judiciary in international commercial arbitration CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The fourth high level meeting on the role of the judiciary in international commercial arbitration, organized by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Judicial Education Institute (JEI) of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC), gathered on October 23...

OAS anti-corruption mechanism holds on-site visit to Antigua-Barbuda

October 24, 2014
OAS anti-corruption mechanism holds on-site visit to Antigua-Barbuda ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A Commission of the Anti-Corruption Mechanism of the Organization of American States (OAS) held an “on-site” visit to Antigua and Barbuda from October 7- 9, with the country´s consent, as part of the review process that the Mechanism carries out in accordance with...

OAS anticorruption mechanism holds on-site visit to St Kitts-Nevis

October 20, 2014
OAS anticorruption mechanism holds on-site visit to St Kitts-Nevis BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- A Commission of the Anti-Corruption Mechanism of the Organization of American States (OAS) held an “on-site” visit to St Kitts and Nevis on October 8, with the country’s consent, as part of the analysis that the Mechanism carries out in accordance with the methodology adopted...

OAS assistant secretary general and Caribbean authorities discuss the future of energy

October 9, 2014
OAS assistant secretary general and Caribbean authorities discuss the future of energy MIAMI, USA -- The assistant secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, joined ministers and high-level authorities on energy in the Caribbean in Miami this week to address energy and climate challenges in preparation for a meeting of ministers in 2015.

OAS anticorruption mechanism holds on-site visit to The Bahamas

October 2, 2014
OAS anticorruption mechanism holds on-site visit to The Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- A Commission of the Anti-Corruption Mechanism of the Organization of American States (OAS) held an on-site visit to The Bahamas from September 23 to 25 with the country’s consent, as part of the analysis that the mechanism carries out in accordance with the methodology...

OAS secretary general highlights joint work with PAHO on new approach to drug policies

September 30, 2014
OAS secretary general highlights joint work with PAHO on new approach to drug policies WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, took part on Monday in the inauguration of the 53rd Directing Council of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), with a speech in which he highlighted the joint work of the two...

OAS anti-corruption mechanism releases report on Grenada

September 23, 2014
OAS anti-corruption mechanism releases report on Grenada WASHINGTON, USA -- The Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the report on Grenada on the implementation of that treaty in the framework of...

OAS, PAHO and Trinidad and Tobago organize meeting on non-communicable diseases

September 23, 2014
OAS, PAHO and Trinidad and Tobago organize meeting on non-communicable diseases WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) will host, together with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the government of Trinidad and Tobago, a high level meeting in Washington, DC on September 30, titled “Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) In the Americas...

OAS anti-corruption mechanism releases report on Suriname

September 22, 2014
OAS anti-corruption mechanism releases report on Suriname WASHINGTON, USA -- The Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the Suriname report on the implementation of this treaty in the framework of...

OAS anti-corruption mechanism releases report on Belize

September 20, 2014
OAS anti-corruption mechanism releases report on Belize WASHINGTON, USA -- The Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the Belize report on the implementation of this treaty in the framework of...

OAS anti-corruption mechanism releases report on Jamaica

September 19, 2014
OAS anti-corruption mechanism releases report on Jamaica WASHINGTON, USA -- The Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the Jamaica report on the implementation of this treaty in the framework of...

OAS releases anti-corruption report on St Vincent and the Grenadines

September 18, 2014
OAS releases anti-corruption report on St Vincent and the Grenadines WASHINGTON, USA -- The Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) report on the implementation...

OAS tourism congress concludes in Barbados

September 6, 2014
OAS tourism congress concludes in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The 12th Inter-American Congress of ministers and high-level authorities of tourism, convened by the Organization of American States (OAS), concluded on Thursday in Barbados with the adoption of the “Declaration of Bridgetown on Tourism Competitiveness...

OAS secretary general highlights role of tourism in creating jobs

September 5, 2014
OAS secretary general highlights role of tourism in creating jobs WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has highlighted the fundamental contributions of the tourism industry to the economy of the region in a message sent to the 22nd Inter-American Congress of ministers and high authorities...

OAS to continue to assist Nevis in geothermal development

September 2, 2014
OAS to continue to assist Nevis in geothermal development CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- Minister responsible for natural resources on Nevis, Alexis Jeffers, expressed appreciation to the Organization of American States (OAS) for its continued efforts in the area of geothermal development. He made the comment at the end of a meeting to discuss...

OAS urges Haiti to hold overdue elections

August 29, 2014
OAS urges Haiti to hold overdue elections WASHINGTON, USA -- The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday adopted a declaration calling on the three branches of government of Haiti to comply with the agreement knows as El Rancho and to call legislative and municipal elections.

OAS workshop in St Lucia reviews sustainable energy initiatives in the Caribbean

August 20, 2014
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Representatives of regional and global development partners in the energy sector of the Caribbean met on Tuesday with senior energy officials from Caribbean countries in a regional workshop organized by the Organization of American States (OAS) in Saint Lucia.

Meeting of OAS culture ministers concludes in Haiti

August 14, 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The sixth Inter-American meeting of ministers of culture and highest appropriate authorities, focused on “Cultural Interdependence in the Context of Globalization,” concluded on Wednesday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in a ceremony that featured the...

Meeting of OAS culture ministers opens in Haiti

August 13, 2014
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The sixth Inter-American meeting of ministers of culture and highest appropriate authorities, convened by the Organization of American States (OAS), opened on Tuesday morning in Port au Prince, Haiti, with a ceremony that featured the participation of...

MINUSTAH head meets with OAS Group of Friends of Haiti

August 8, 2014
MINUSTAH head meets with OAS Group of Friends of Haiti WASHINGTON, USA -- Representatives of countries from across the Hemisphere met at the informal gathering of the Group of Friends of Haiti in at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC this week to engage in dialogue on developments in the country.

OAS, US Chamber, and Trinidad and Tobago engage on competitiveness forum

August 6, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The assistant secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, met with the US Department of Commerce deputy assistant secretary Walter Bastian and the minister of planning of Trinidad and Tobago Bhoendradatt Tewarie...

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