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Normalisation of US-Cuba relations welcomed throughout the region

December 18, 2014
Normalisation of US-Cuba relations welcomed throughout the region PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- International, hemispheric and regional organisations as well as a number of Caribbean government leaders have welcomed the resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba severed since 1961. US President Barack Obama made...

OAS deploys team of experts to support cyber security efforts in Jamaica

December 18, 2014
OAS deploys team of experts to support cyber security efforts in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Organization of American States (OAS) has deployed a team of experts to Kingston, Jamaica, at the request of the country´s government, to provide cyber security incident management support and to help establish the country’s National Computer Emergency...

OAS supports Suriname in development of national cyber security plan

December 17, 2014
OAS supports Suriname in development of national cyber security plan PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Organization of American States (OAS) on Tuesday concluded a two-day mission in Suriname for preparatory meetings geared towards information gathering to assist in the development of a National Cyber Security Plan. This mission consisted of an initial...

Bahamas minister to address OAS on new immigration policy

December 16, 2014
Bahamas minister to address OAS on new immigration policy NASSAU, Bahamas -- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell will address the Organization of American States (OAS) on The Bahamas government’s new immigration policy in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. He met with the secretary general of the OAS, Jose Miguel Insulza, on Monday.

Commentary: The Organization of American States (OAS): An urgent call for reform

December 13, 2014
Commentary: The Organization of American States (OAS): An urgent call for reform Once again, the Organization of American States (OAS) -- the oldest multilateral regional organization in the world -- is open to scrutiny in Washington. As its objectives of democracy and human rights protection, economic and social development, and regional security cooperation beam the breast bare...

Panama officially invites Cuba to Summit of the Americas

December 9, 2014
Panama officially invites Cuba to Summit of the Americas PANAMA CITY, Panama (ACN) -- The Panamanian government last week officially invited Cuban President Raul Castro to the Summit of the Americas, which will be hosted by that Central American nation on April 10-11, 2005, the Panamanian foreign ministry announced. Cuba is one of the countries that...

OAS to observe Dominica elections

December 3, 2014
OAS to observe Dominica elections WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, and the permanent representative of Dominica to the hemispheric Organization, Ambassador Hubert Charles, on Tuesday signed an agreement stipulating the conditions for the work of...

Bahamas minister corrects OAS chief on immigration policy

November 24, 2014
Bahamas minister corrects OAS chief on immigration policy NASSAU, Bahamas -- Foreign affairs and immigration minister Fred Mitchell said on Friday that secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) Jose Miguel Inzulza was “ill informed” when he referred to the Department of Immigration’s efforts to limit illegal migration in The Bahamas as “round ups”.

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...

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