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Letter: OECS capital cities in crisis (Echoes of Camerhogne Park)

February 12, 2016
Letter: OECS capital cities in crisis (Echoes of Camerhogne Park) The invention of the printing press by China in the 14th century, and its introduction into Europe a century later, ushered in the democratization of information, thereby shattering the monastic confines of knowledge and therefore of education. New centres of learning worldwide emerged.

New ECCB governor focuses on key messages to serve the region better

February 6, 2016
New ECCB governor focuses on key messages to serve the region better BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- In order effectively and efficiently to serve countries within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), newly appointed governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, spelt out his priorities on Monday that would better assist...

New ECCB governor outlines his vision to regional and local media

February 4, 2016
New ECCB governor outlines his vision to regional and local media BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Media practitioners from across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) were given an opportunity on Monday to interact with the new governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, as he outlined his new vision...

Regional agencies combine for action against drought

January 30, 2016
Regional agencies combine for action against drought CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission’s USAID-funded Reducing the Risks to Human and Natural Assets Resulting from Climate Change (RRACC) Project in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology...

Commentary: Hail, Sir Timmy!

January 27, 2016
Commentary: Hail, Sir Timmy! After weeks of deliberations and uncertainty the Eastern Caribbean Monetary Council has announced that Timothy .N.J. Antoine will be the next governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. It’s a post left vacant after the esteemed Sir K. Dwight Venner came to the end of his outstanding...

OECS drafts marine research strategy to manage the region's oceans

January 26, 2016
OECS drafts marine research strategy to manage the region's oceans CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has drafted a marine research strategy to ensure more effective and sustainable use of the region’s oceans. The drive is part of efforts by the OECS Oceans Governance Unit to ensure more effective and sustainable...

OECS moves joint promotion of the yachting sector to Europe

January 20, 2016
OECS moves joint promotion of the yachting sector to Europe CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will be participating as a collective at the Boot Düsseldorf Boat Show, which will run from January 23-31, 2016. After two successful joint promotional activities in the United States and Canada, respectively...

OECS moves ahead with harmonising collection and reporting of tourism data

January 16, 2016
OECS moves ahead with harmonising collection and reporting of tourism data CASTRIES, St Lucia -- On December 23, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission signed a grant agreement with the World Bank to execute a project to develop a harmonized framework for collecting and reporting tourism market intelligence data in the OECS.

Grenada civil servant appointed ECCB governor

January 11, 2016
Grenada civil servant appointed ECCB governor ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- The Eastern Caribbean Monetary Council has appointed permanent secretary in Grenada’s ministry of finance, Timothy Antoine, as governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). Antoine, a Grenadian national, succeeds Sir K Dwight Venner, who retired on...

No decision yet on new ECCB governor

December 31, 2015
No decision yet on new ECCB governor BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The choice of the new governor for the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), who was expected to be in place by December, has still not yet been announced by the Easter Caribbean Monetary Council. Council chairman Victor Banks, the chief minister...

OECS member states commit to deepening integration and cooperation

December 10, 2015
OECS member states commit to deepening integration and cooperation BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Member territories of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are working assiduously to deepen the level of integration and cooperation in a number of critical sectors, in particular, the Network of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Training...

Former St Kitts-Nevis minister criticizes Eastern Caribbean Monetary Council

December 3, 2015
Former St Kitts-Nevis minister criticizes Eastern Caribbean Monetary Council BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The Eastern Caribbean Monetary Council is being criticized for allegedly dragging its feet on appointing a new governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). Former St Kitts and Nevis government minister Dwyer Astaphan said on Tuesday that...

St Kitts-Nevis PM thanks retiring ECCB governor for contribution to OECS development

December 2, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis PM thanks retiring ECCB governor for contribution to OECS development BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris paid tribute to former Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Governor Sir K. Dwight Venner whose retirement came into effect on Tuesday. In a letter to Venner, Harris wrote: “On behalf of the government and people...

New ECCB governor not yet appointed

November 30, 2015
New ECCB governor not yet appointed BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- No new governor yet – that’s the word from the Eastern Caribbean Monetary Council. Council chairman, Anguilla’s Chief Minister Victor Banks, has denied reports that a Saint Lucian individual has been selected to replace Sir Dwight Venner, the outgoing...

OECS Authority issues communique following meeting in Dominica

November 26, 2015
OECS Authority issues communique following meeting in Dominica ROSEAU, Dominica -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has issued a communiqué following the 62nd meeting of the OECS Authority in Roseau, Dominica, under the Chairmanship of Dr Keith Mitchell, prime minister of Grenada from November 18 to 19, 2015.

OECS heads 'extremely disappointed' in Dominica PM

November 25, 2015
OECS heads 'extremely disappointed' in Dominica PM ROSEAU, Dominica -- Heads of government who attended the recent meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in Roseau are reported to be “extremely disappointed” with their colleague Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica. Reliable sources indicated that, at the suggestion...

St Kitts-Nevis PM calls for consensus on Commonwealth nominee

November 20, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis PM calls for consensus on Commonwealth nominee ROSEAU, Dominica -- St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has called on his regional colleagues to finalise a single regional candidate for the post of Commonwealth secretary general. “We are facing Malta very soon, as the prime minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica...

New governor for ECCB by December

November 16, 2015
New governor for ECCB by December BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) should have a new governor in place by December, said the chairman of the Eastern Caribbean Monetary Council, Anguilla’s Chief Minister Victor Banks. Banks told WINN FM on Wednesday that the process of appointing...

Hunt on for successor to ECCB chief

November 12, 2015
Hunt on for successor to ECCB chief BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- An official process is underway to find a successor for the man described as the longest serving central bank chief in the world, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s Sir Dwight Venner. Venner, who is on his way out, has held the position of ECCB governor since December 1989.

Additional $71.5 million funding for Eastern Caribbean sustainable energy programme

October 21, 2015
Additional $71.5 million funding for Eastern Caribbean sustainable energy programme MIAMI, USA -- Additional funding has been put in place to facilitate the growth of the renewable energy sector in the Eastern Caribbean. As part of the Sustainable Energy Facility (SEF) for the Eastern Caribbean, a US$71.5 million loan and grant package was signed on Tuesday by Dr William Warren...

Regional economist calls for more relevant economic and trade policy instruments in the OECS

October 14, 2015
Regional economist calls for more relevant economic and trade policy instruments in the OECS CASTRIES, St Lucia -- David Jordan, a UWI and USA trained trade and economic policy economist and a former director of international trade and investment in Saint Lucia, now an adviser to Giordano Associates Ltd, has advised the government of Saint Lucia and the governments of the...

Notice: Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission

October 7, 2015
The Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission wishes to advise the public of the following change in the Register of Licensees: Effective 28 September 2015 the following licences were granted: 1. Broker Dealer Licence Number GR-BD-0002-15 to Grenada...

OECS partners with CTU to promote ICT development in Eastern Caribbean

October 6, 2015
OECS partners with CTU to promote ICT development in Eastern Caribbean TORTOLA, BVI -- An agreement between the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) promises to deepen collaboration between the institutions in leveraging information and communications technology to support development in...

OECS parliamentary opposition leaders meet in St Lucia

September 19, 2015
OECS parliamentary opposition leaders meet in St Lucia CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) parliamentary opposition leaders concluded their second meeting that took place on Wednesday in Saint Lucia. Reuben Meade, opposition leader of Montserrat, who was elected chairman of the meeting, stated that the discussions...

ECCU non-performing loan ratio highest in region

September 17, 2015
ECCU non-performing loan ratio highest in region BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The non-performing loans ratio in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) stands at 18 percent, the highest in the entire Caribbean and well over the recommended 5 percent mark for the sub-region. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is advancing several...

St Lucia to host second meeting of OECS parliamentary opposition leaders

September 12, 2015
St Lucia to host second meeting of OECS parliamentary opposition leaders CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Parliamentary opposition leaders in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will be reviewing the status of the Revised Treaty of Basseterre with an update on the Economic Union at a regional meeting in Saint Lucia scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

OECS chairman wants regional governments to make structural changes to receive foreign aid

September 7, 2015
OECS chairman wants regional governments to make structural changes to receive foreign aid BASSETERRE, St Kitts (GIS) -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) chairman and Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says Caribbean governments need to make structural and behavioural changes to their operations if they want to continue receiving assistance from friendly...

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