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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...

OAS and CARICOM IMPACS sign agreement on security cooperation

August 5, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) signed a memorandum of understanding on July 28 to promote and facilitate cooperation and collaboration.

OAS assists Dominica in development of national cyber-security strategy

August 4, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica -- A delegation from the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the Organization of American States (OAS) visited Dominica last week to conduct a workshop on the development of a national cyber security strategy for the government of the country.

Education sector received bulk of OAS assistance to St Kitts-Nevis in past eight years

August 1, 2014
Education sector received bulk of OAS assistance to St Kitts-Nevis in past eight years BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The education sector in St Kitts and Nevis received the bulk of the resources offered by the Washington-based Organisation of American States (OAS) under the leadership of former director Starret Greene. Greene, who succeeded Ken Parker in 2006, ended an...

Trinidad and Tobago welcomes first group of graduates from pilot drug treatment court

July 11, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The first group of participants in Trinidad and Tobago’s drug treatment court (DTC) program, part of the drug treatment courts for the Americas initiative of the Organization of American States (OAS), on Thursday completed the program.

OAS receives reports on electoral observation missions in Antigua-Barbuda and Costa Rica

July 10, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday received the verbal reports on the electoral observation missions (EOM) to the presidential and general elections that took place in Antigua and Barbuda on June 12 and...

St Kitts-Nevis to host first Hemispheric Model OAS in English-speaking Caribbean

July 5, 2014
St Kitts-Nevis to host first Hemispheric Model OAS in English-speaking Caribbean BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The Organization of American States (OAS), through its assistant secretary general Albert Ramdin, is currently in talks with St Kitts and Nevis, with a view to hosting a Hemispheric Model OAS for the first time in the English-speaking Caribbean. The Model OAS is a student simulation of...

OAS and Haiti sign agreement to host Inter-American meeting of ministers of culture

June 28, 2014
OAS and Haiti sign agreement to host Inter-American meeting of ministers of culture WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of Haiti on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to hold the sixth Inter-American meeting of ministers of culture in the Caribbean country on August 12 and 13, during a ceremony that took place...

OAS and Haiti discuss elections and plan to register Haitian migrants in Dominican Republic

June 27, 2014
OAS and Haiti discuss elections and plan to register Haitian migrants in Dominican Republic WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, on Wednesday met with the president of Haiti, Michel Martelly, who reiterated his firm commitment to hold elections on October 26 of this year, in accordance with the political agreements...

OAS mission issues preliminary statement on the general elections in Antigua-Barbuda

June 14, 2014
OAS mission issues preliminary statement on the general elections in Antigua-Barbuda ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- On Friday, the Organization of American States (OAS) electoral observation mission issued the following preliminary statement on the general elections In Antigua and Barbuda: The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS)...

Ecuador says no more Summits of the Americas without Cuba

June 13, 2014
Ecuador says no more Summits of the Americas without Cuba QUITO, Ecuador (ACN) -- Ecuadorian foreign minister Ricardo Patiño said in Quito that without Cuba's full participation there will be no Summit of the Americas in Panama next year. In a press conference on Wednesday, the foreign minister said that there is regional consensus on the Cuba issue.

Key outcomes of OAS General Assembly

June 12, 2014
Key outcomes of OAS General Assembly WASHINGTON, USA -- The US Department of State on Tuesday issued a fact sheet outlining the key outcomes of the 44th Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly held June 3-5, 2014, in Asunción, Paraguay. “The United States believes that a vibrant and active OAS is central to...

CARICOM and OAS to observe Antigua-Barbuda elections

June 10, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organization of American States (OAS) will both observe the Antigua and Barbuda general elections, to be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014, joining another electoral observation team from the Commonwealth.

Haiti to host OAS General Assembly in 2015

June 10, 2014
Haiti to host OAS General Assembly in 2015 ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay -- The forty-fifth regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) will be held in Haiti from June 7 to 9, 2015, it was decided last week by acclamation of the member state representatives at the OAS General Assembly in Asunción, Paraguay.

Inclusive development is central to economic and social objectives, Bahamas minister tells OAS summit

June 6, 2014
Inclusive development is central to economic and social objectives, Bahamas minister tells OAS summit ASUNCION, Paraguay -- Fred Mitchell, Bahamas minister of foreign affairs and immigration, told fellow delegates attending the Organization of American States (OAS) 44th regular session of the general assembly in Asuncion, Paraguay, that the issue of inclusive development is central to the economic and...

Bahamas to take US spying claims to OAS

June 3, 2014
Bahamas to take US spying claims to OAS NASSAU, Bahamas -- A foreign service team will travel to Paraguay this week to address the Organization of American States (OAS) and meet with a representative from the office of the US assistant secretary of state on the controversial allegations that the National Security Agency...

Caribbean classrooms of the future initiative launched in Trinidad and Tobago

May 22, 2014
Caribbean classrooms of the future initiative launched in Trinidad and Tobago PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- A series of technologically advanced classrooms, designed to benefit thousands of students and educators in schools across the Caribbean, is being launched following a commitment from international telecommunications company Samsung to the Organization of American States.

OAS secretary general welcomes new achievement in peace talks in Colombia

May 19, 2014
OAS secretary general welcomes new achievement in peace talks in Colombia WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has welcomed the new achievement reached in the peace talks between the government of Colombia and the rebel group FARC, concerning the fight against drug trafficking.

OAS again calls for approval of anti-money laundering legislation in Guyana

May 3, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, on Friday issued another call for the Parliament of Guyana to approve the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act (AMLCFTA).

OAS anticorruption mechanism holds on-site visit to Grenada

May 3, 2014
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A Commission of the Anti-Corruption Mechanism (MESICIC) of the Organization of American States (OAS) held an “on-site” visit to Grenada from April 22 to 24, as part of the analysis that the mechanism carries out in accordance with the methodology...

OAS supports Haitian government's call for legislative and municipal elections this year

May 2, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) has approved a declaration in support of the government of Haiti following the country's decision to hold legislative and municipal elections before the end of the year.

OAS assists Bahamas in the development of national cyber security strategy

May 2, 2014
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the Organization of American States (OAS) conducted a two-day visit to Nassau, Bahamas, from April 24-25, as a part of the technical assistance to be provided to the government of The Bahamas.

OAS deploys election observers in Panama

May 2, 2014
PANAMA CITY, Panama -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Panama, led by the former Peruvian deputy and congresswoman Lourdes Flores Nano, has begun the final deployment of the 56 international experts and observers.

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