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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.

Commentary: The OAS ship has to be righted

January 25, 2016
Commentary: The OAS ship has to be righted It is little known outside of the Organisation of American States (OAS) and even among its member governments that it has been in a financial crisis for several years. The Organisation has survived over the last three years particularly because the two countries that make the large contributions...

OAS faces existential threat, says Permanent Council chair

January 22, 2016
OAS faces existential threat, says Permanent Council chair WASHINGTON, USA -- Chairman of the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, said on Thursday that the organisation is now facing a “serious existential threat”. The Antigua and Barbuda ambassador, who was chairing the first meeting of...

OAS electoral mission concerned over political impasse in Haiti

January 21, 2016
OAS electoral mission concerned over political impasse in Haiti PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The electoral observation mission (EOM) of the Organisation of American States (OAS) in Haiti, consistent with its position that favours competitive elections for the improvement of Haitian democracy, has expressed its concern over the current political impasse.

Antigua-Barbuda ambassador assumes chair of OAS Permanent Council

January 13, 2016
Antigua-Barbuda ambassador assumes chair of OAS Permanent Council WASHINGTON, USA -- Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders on Tuesday assumed office as the chairman of the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS). In a ceremony at the OAS headquarters in Washington DC, Sanders was welcomed to the office...

Presidential run-off in Haiti a step in the right direction, says OAS

January 8, 2016
Presidential run-off in Haiti a step in the right direction, says OAS PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) in Haiti has welcomed the establishment of a date for the presidential run-off as a "step in the right direction", and called upon all actors to work towards improving conditions...

OAS mission congratulates St Vincent and the Grenadines on successful elections

December 11, 2015
OAS mission congratulates St Vincent and the Grenadines on successful elections KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) to the December 9 general elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines has highlighted the civic spirit of the population shown in peaceful and successful elections.

Commonwealth to observe St Vincent and the Grenadines elections; OAS mission deployed

December 4, 2015
Commonwealth to observe St Vincent and the Grenadines elections; OAS mission deployed KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- A Commonwealth election observation team will observe the St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) general elections scheduled to be held on December 9, 2015. Meanwhile, the electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM)...

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