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  • Photo of CARIFORUM Regional Adolescent Training Workshops opens:  Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation critical to advance economic development

    CARIFORUM Regional Adolescent Training Workshops opens:  Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation critical to advance economic development

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Assistant Secretary-General (ASG), Dr. Douglas Slater, emphasised the critical link between human resource development and economic development and, in this regard, the importance of treatment and rehabilitation for persons with problematic drug use and misuse. The ASG was speaking at the Opening of the Regional Adolescent Training Workshop earlier today, in Trinidad and Tobago. “Human resource…

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  • Photo of Greater visibility for CARICOM’s interests as strategic position strengthens

    Greater visibility for CARICOM’s interests as strategic position strengthens

    This strategic position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the globe is strengthening as the international community seeks opportunities for engagement, providing platforms for greater attention to CARICOM’s interests and concerns. This was underlined during CARICOM’s participation in the recently-concluded 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and several “side events” with Third States and multilateral groupings. CARICOM had engagements with…

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  • Photo of Less talk, more action

    Less talk, more action

    While the dialogue and interaction that engagements such as the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) provide are necessary, there is need the creation of a health balance between talk and action. This was one of the messages Organisation of American States (OAS) representative, Ms. Kim Osborne took to the Fifth CSEF now underway in Nassau, The Bahamas. The Forum officially…

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  • Photo of “Plan of action for people of African Descent” launched by OAS/PAHO

    “Plan of action for people of African Descent” launched by OAS/PAHO

    WASHINGTON, Jul. 28, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says it has collaborated with the Organization of American States (OAS) in launching a new Plan of Action for the Americas, including the Caribbean, for Implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent. PAHO says the initiative seeks to strengthen public policies to protect the rights of…

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  • Photo of OAS and private sector to boost digital connectivity in the Americas

    OAS and private sector to boost digital connectivity in the Americas

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Organization of American States (OAS), several leading companies in the field of information and communications technologies (ICTs), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and a group of universities from across the region on Tuesday signed the “2030 ICT Alliance for the Americas” to expand connectivity in the region and to…

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  • Photo of OAS approves Declaration of Support for Belize and Guatemala

    OAS approves Declaration of Support for Belize and Guatemala

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Jun 14, CMC – The General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) has approved a Declaration of Support for Belize and Guatemala in their ongoing efforts to find a peaceful solution to their border dispute. While no details of the declaration have been released here, the OAS has officially tweeted that the declaration was…

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  • Photo of CARICOM at the OAS

    CARICOM at the OAS

    The 46th Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) began on Tuesday 14 June in the Dominican Republic. The 46th Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) began on Tuesday 14 June in the Dominican Republic. Earlier today, the OAS Secretary-General, Luis Almagro held discussions with representatives of the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of Renewable energy for sustainable communities

    Renewable energy for sustainable communities

    (Feature by Organisation of American States) Like many of its neighbours, Antigua and Barbuda has some of the highest electricity prices in the world, with rates several times higher than in the United States, and incomes considerably lower.  In light of this challenge, the OAS, through the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), launched a small-grant initiative to…

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  • Photo of OAS delegation welcomes constructive discussions in Haiti

    OAS delegation welcomes constructive discussions in Haiti

    The Special Mission of the Organisation 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 with President Michel Martelly and senior members of the government, Senate President Jocelerme Privert, and members of the various political parties…

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  • Photo of Belize continues to bet on energy efficiency

    Belize continues to bet on energy efficiency

    As part of a regional effort to improve energy efficiency in CARICOM member states, the Ministry of Energy, Science & Technology and Public Utilities (MESTPU) of Belize has partnered with the OAS Department of Sustainable Development, and in cooperation with the OAS Belize Office, launched the “Standards and Labelling” component of the Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings Project…

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