News from OECS:
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
February 28, 2014
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- The Grenada government has disclosed that monies the country owes $3.3 million to the OECS Supreme Court in arrears dating back three years. Attorney General, Cajeton Hood, said one third of that amount is being paid. “If you look at it proportionally...
February 22, 2014
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority and prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Baldwin Spencer, announced on Friday that the OECS Authority has selected Dr Didacus Jules as the Organisation's new director-general.
February 21, 2014
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Another new project is underway to further strengthen the ability of the people of the OECS to reduce the risks associated with the impacts of climate change. The new project, called the global climate change alliance project on climate change adaptation and sustainable land management...
February 13, 2014
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) team on oceans governance says maritime boundary delimitation is a priority for the region and ongoing dialogue and awareness building activities within the context of the nine-member grouping will further build...
February 11, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Last week, governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Sir Dwight Venner suggested that indigenous banks in the Eastern Caribbean should amalgamate to become more viable in challenging financial times globally.
February 1, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The private sector and the trade union movement are both being urged to better position themselves to help boost the process of economic development in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) sub-region. That appeal was made by Eastern Caribbean Central Bank...
February 1, 2014
LONDON, England -- Commonwealth and Eastern Caribbean maritime officials will meet in Saint Lucia from 4 to 6 February to discuss ways of resolving outstanding maritime boundary issues in the region. The meeting, organised by the Commonwealth and the OECS...
January 30, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Sir K. Dwight Venner, presented a review of the performance of the economy of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) and the initiatives that have been taken to spur and sustain economic growth.
January 30, 2014
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) electronic government for regional integration project (EGRIP) was officially launched in Saint Lucia in 2009. Since then World Bank loans have been accessed by Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and St Vincent.
January 29, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- While the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) pushes the agenda of regional integration, noted Caribbean historian Dr Lennox Honeychurch from Dominica is not that optimistic that this will materialize. He is instead turning his hope on closer integration of the OECS countries.
January 25, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The performance of the economy of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) in 2013 will be reported on when Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Governor Sir Dwight Venner makes his annual presentation next Tuesday. Venner will also host...
January 21, 2014
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- In the aftermath of the trough system on December 24, 2013, which caused death and severe damage to infrastructure in member states, the OECS Secretariat’s pharmaceutical procurement service has activated its disaster fund. As such, St Vincent and the Grenadines...
January 11, 2014
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- In response to the damage sustained by the agricultural and rural sectors as a result of the December 24 weather system that affected the Windward Islands, an Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) ad hoc agriculture task force has agreed to embark on...
December 24, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) St Kitts and Nevis is the wealthiest country in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and third wealthiest in the Caribbean region. According to the World Bank’s 2014 World Development Report, St. Kitts and Nevis is first among the OECS nations.
December 20, 2013
The announcement on Friday 13 December by the government of Barbados that it will lay-off over 3,000 public servants in January as a first step in cutting back government expenditure and reducing national demand for goods and services has rightly rattled other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) members.
December 17, 2013
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Recently, Antigua Labour Party (ALP) leader Gaston Browne threatened to pull out of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Economic Union. However, Tourism Minister John Maginley has noted that this would be a disaster for Antigua and Barbuda's tourism product.
December 5, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The recent Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) communiqué reprimanding the Dominican Republic over the citizenship controversy has prompted criticism from the opposition leader in St Kitts and Nevis. Mark Brantley says the OECS heads of government...
December 4, 2013
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Coming out of two consultations specifically targeting Saint Lucian teachers, the OECS public education country mission team said it is heartened by the level of interest, investment and some solid recommendations made by the island’s educators. The economic union, which came into force...
November 30, 2013
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- With the good news that citizens of Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states participating in the economic union can now stay indefinitely upon entry into most member states, Saint Lucian youth are beginning to appreciate the....
November 26, 2013
BRADES, Montserrat -- Following its meeting in Montserrat on Friday, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority expressed its “collective abhorrence at the 23 September 2013 ruling of the constitutional court of the Dominican Republic that effectively renders stateless, thousands of...
November 18, 2013
BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- The government of Montserrat is preparing to welcome leaders of government from all of the members of the Organisation for Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) for the 58th Meeting of the Authority scheduled to begin here on Thursday.
November 15, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The parliamentary opposition in St Kitts is attempting to get its motion of no confidence matter on the agenda of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Assembly. December 11 will be a full year since the motion was filed by opposition leader.
November 14, 2013
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Residents of Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states will soon receive further knowledge on energy saving techniques through the recently launched OECS energy efficiency public education and awareness campaign entitled...
November 13, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- A six-country OECS mission travelling through the sub-region is currently in Basseterre on an education drive. The mission is meeting with different demographic groups in the federation to help them understand where the OECS is at the moment.
November 9, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) sub-region has been urged to focus on an alternative development path. The advice was delivered by UWI professor emeritus, Neville Duncan, as he gave this year’s Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture.
November 1, 2013
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Secretariat, in collaboration with the governments of Grenada and Saint Lucia, and the World Bank will host the official launch of the Eastern Caribbean Energy Regulatory Authority (ECERA) Project in early November.
October 31, 2013
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- “I want to congratulate the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines; this is a real demonstration of the commitment of the government of with respect to the deepening of the functional cooperation and integration of the OECS Economic Union.” So stated David Popo, head of the...