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Regional judges explore improved access to justice

July 30, 2015
Regional judges explore improved access to justice BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Members of the Judicial Education Institute (JEI) of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) are presently in St Kitts and Nevis, hosting its 2015 Judicial Conference. “It is an annual event where the judges come together to do judicial education training,”...

IMF concludes discussion on ECCU policies

July 23, 2015
IMF concludes discussion on ECCU policies WASHINGTON, USA -- On June 15, 2015, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2015 discussion on the common policies of member countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The regional economy is recovering slowly, with average real GDP growth...

First ever OECS Business Council formed

July 23, 2015
First ever OECS Business Council formed CASTRIES St Lucia -- The first ever Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Business Council retreat began on Monday in Saint Lucia, under the theme: “Converging the development agenda together.” President of the OECS Business Council Gorden Charles said the council will focus...

First OECS climate change symposium on COP 21 issues to be held on Wednesday

July 15, 2015
First OECS climate change symposium on COP 21 issues to be held on Wednesday CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Civil society and government representatives from Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states will on Wednesday share their issues regarding climate change as well as discuss ways of strengthening support for OECS negotiators at the global...

OECS tourism ministers explore ways of increasing region's competitiveness

July 10, 2015
OECS tourism ministers explore ways of increasing region's competitiveness ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- How to remain competitive in the global tourism industry was the context of discussions during the second meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Council of Ministers of Tourism held in Grenada on Thursday. Tourism ministers from member states...

OECS tourism ministers to meet on Thursday in Grenada

July 9, 2015
OECS tourism ministers to meet on Thursday in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Council of Tourism Ministers will meet for a second occasion in Grenada on Thursday. The ministerial meeting will be convened under the theme: OECS Economic Union: Pushing the Tourism Envelope. Some key matters...

OECS Commission releases video on Martinique's accession

July 9, 2015
OECS Commission releases video on Martinique's accession CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission has begun rolling out a series of videos on issues embracing the lives of the people of the region. The video, which was to be released for airplay on the Caribbean Broadcasting Union Caribvision Channel...

Caribbean countries move closer to joint management of radio frequencies

July 9, 2015
Caribbean countries move closer to joint management of radio frequencies ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Countries of the eastern Caribbean are working together to promote more efficient use of their wireless communications frequencies, for greater social good. Anew agreement has been drafted to minimise cross-border interference between countries of the Organisation of...

ECCB governor calls for structural changes in financial institutions, private sector

July 3, 2015
ECCB governor calls for structural changes in financial institutions, private sector BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Financial institutions in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) must undergo structural changes if there is to be an improvement in access to credit, according to governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central bank Sir Dwight Venner. The governor was asked...

OECS heads address planned expulsions from Dominican Republic and EU tax haven blacklist

July 1, 2015
OECS heads address planned expulsions from Dominican Republic and EU tax haven blacklist ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) heads on Monday expressed their concern over the expulsion of Dominicans of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic, either through state-initiated actions or actions by private parties. The heads expressed...

OECS opens new cancer treatment centre in Antigua

June 29, 2015
OECS opens new cancer treatment centre in Antigua ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- Residents within the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) sub-grouping will no longer have to travel abroad for treatment of cancers and other chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs). This as the grouping on Friday formally opened its OECS Eastern Caribbean...

OECS recruits new voices for climate change

June 24, 2015
OECS recruits new voices for climate change BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The realities of climate change, its current impact on the region, and ways to effectively share the message with the public were explored last week at a two-day symposium for private media and government communication personnel in St Kitts. The June 18-19...

ECCB governor defends new banking regulations

June 20, 2015
ECCB governor defends new banking regulations BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Sir Dwight Venner has defended the new banking regulations, which have attracted severe criticisms from players in the banking sector in the Eastern Caribbean. The regulations were fiercely protested in Antigua...

Commentary: Caribbean countries: Trapped?

June 19, 2015
Commentary: Caribbean countries: Trapped? A common market in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries would lead to a substantial rise in the regional exports. This is one of the findings of a new World Bank Report entitled, 'Trade matters: New opportunities for the Caribbean'. That statement might come as a surprise to many.

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank withdraws 1c and 2c coins

June 18, 2015
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank withdraws 1c and 2c coins BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- As of 1 July, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) will no longer issue one cent and two cents coins to the commercial banks operating within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). Although the coins will no longer be issued, they will remain legal tender...

OECS member states discuss impact of ocean acidification

June 6, 2015
OECS member states discuss impact of ocean acidification CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states have begun to examine the impacts of increased ocean acidification on their economies. OECS representatives convened at a two-day workshop in Saint Lucia last week to assess the "issue of ocean acidification...

Enhancements in ECCU debt management units to improve regional debt management

May 22, 2015
Enhancements in ECCU debt management units to improve regional debt management BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) countries will develop new organisational structures along functional lines to increase the effectiveness of their debt management units in implementing governments’ debt management strategies. This was one of the main decisions...

OECS to review performance of pharmaceutical suppliers at regional meeting this week

May 19, 2015
OECS to review performance of pharmaceutical suppliers at regional meeting this week CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The performance of suppliers of medicines and pharmaceuticals is among the major talking points for the 24th joint tenders-adjudication committee meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission’s pharmaceutical procurement service (OECSPPS).

ECCB extending banking regulations, credit unions in ECCU will not be regulated

May 11, 2015
ECCB extending banking regulations, credit unions in ECCU will not be regulated BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Sir Dwight Venner, in an address broadcast across the region on Thursday, articulated the Central Bank’s proposals for increasing regulation of the sub-regional banking sector. Venner said the banking sector...

EC dollar as strong as ever, says ECCB deputy governor

May 8, 2015
EC dollar as strong as ever, says ECCB deputy governor BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has said that the EC dollar is as strong as ever despite the withdrawal of the currency's one-cent and two-cent coins. Deputy governor for the ECCB, Trevor Brathwaite, said the Eastern Caribbean currency has been pegged...

OECS takes further step to poverty reduction through multidimensional approach

May 5, 2015
OECS takes further step to poverty reduction through multidimensional approach CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Five Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Dominica; Grenada, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines have successfully launched a multidimensional project on reducing poverty in the OECS. The government of Chile is funding the...

Key stakeholders agree on action plan to improve OECS intra-regional travel

April 29, 2015
Key stakeholders agree on action plan to improve OECS intra-regional travel CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Tourism and civil aviation officials, airline representatives and regulators, as well as regional and international organisations, assembled in Antigua and Barbuda on April 22 to discuss and validate the findings emerging from a study commissioned by the OECS.

ECCU projected to achieve 2.4 percent growth this year

April 20, 2015
ECCU projected to achieve 2.4 percent growth this year KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- St Vincent and the Grenadines prime minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, said that the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) is projected to achieve growth of 2.4% this year. The prime minister made the disclosure as he presented an address on radio and television...

Commentary: Interest rate reduction will benefit banks not the OECS economy

April 3, 2015
Commentary: Interest rate reduction will benefit banks not the OECS economy Item 1.3 of the communiqué of the 81st meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) held on 24th February 2015 and attended by most of the prime ministers/ministers of finance of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries, states...

OECS weighs in on increasing tension between US and Venezuela

March 21, 2015
OECS weighs in on increasing tension between US and Venezuela CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) said on Friday that it has noted “with grave concern” the increasing tension in the relations between the United States and Venezuela. “The OECS cherishes the principles of democracy and the rule of law, and...

Other OECS states urged to follow Dominica's CCJ example

March 10, 2015
Other OECS states urged to follow Dominica's CCJ example ROSEAU, Dominica (WINN) -- Having officially bid farewell to the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Dominica is now encouraging the rest of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to fully embrace the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as soon as possible.

Letter: Who was responsible for the recognition of Aves (Bird) Rock Island as an island and not as a rock?

March 6, 2015
Letter: Who was responsible for the recognition of Aves (Bird) Rock Island as an island and not as a rock? I am researching and writing about how on the recognition of Aves [Bird] Rock Island as an island and not as a rock may well have cost CARICOM and OECS member states billions of US dollars. I believe there was no need to make such recognition and in doing so cede thousands of...

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