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  • Photo of Economic recovery gaining ground in OECS – IMF

    Economic recovery gaining ground in OECS – IMF

    WASHINGTON, CMC – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says economic recovery in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) is gaining ground, supported by continued low oil prices, strong tourism arrivals, and robust citizenship-by-investment receipts. The IMF said that three failed banks have been resolved with no spillovers to the rest of the region and fiscal management has improved. The ECCU…

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  • Photo of Cooperation and Integration still important – European Union Ambassador

    Cooperation and Integration still important – European Union Ambassador

    Head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Eastern Caribbean Countries, OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, Ambassador Mikael Barfod said Friday was a difficult day to work out what the British exit from the European Union means and what effect it will have on the well-being of all the citizens of the European Union. He also stated that there…

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  • Photo of USAID project boosts Grenada’s resilience to climate change

    USAID project boosts Grenada’s resilience to climate change

    ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Thursday June 23, 2016 – Grenada’s capacity to mitigate climate change risks stemming from storms, hurricanes, droughts and other extreme weather events has been enhanced by a US$9.5 million Rallying the Region to Action on Climate Change (RRACC) project. It is implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the Organization of…

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  • Photo of The OECS Stands as a Beacon On The Hill To The Process of Regional Integration, Says Prime Minister Harris

    The OECS Stands as a Beacon On The Hill To The Process of Regional Integration, Says Prime Minister Harris

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 13, 2016 (SKNIS): Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis and recently-appointed Chairman of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, has hailed the organization on its 35th anniversary as “as a beacon on the hill to the process of regional integration, touching lives not only through the creation of an…

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  • Photo of OECS celebrates 35th anniversary

    OECS celebrates 35th anniversary

    BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JUNE 12th, 2016 (PRESS SEC) – Thirty-five years ago this week, the Treaty of Basseterre was signed on June 18th, 1981, in the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis, establishing the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The original signatories were Antigua and Barbuda (signed by Deputy Premier Lester Bird); Dominica (Prime Minister Mary Eugenia Charles);…

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  • Photo of Minister Liburd leads CARICOM, OECS delegations to Guadeloupe geothermal plant

    Minister Liburd leads CARICOM, OECS delegations to Guadeloupe geothermal plant

    Basseterre, St. Kitts –  St. Kitts and Nevis Minister of Public Infrastructure with responsibility for energy, the Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, on Thursday led Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) delegates to the only active geothermal plant in the Caribbean in Bouillante, Guadeloupe. The delegates were on the last of a three-day Regional geothermal forum held at…

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  • Photo of OECS to focus on geothermal energy at St. Kitts and Nevis forum

    OECS to focus on geothermal energy at St. Kitts and Nevis forum

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)Commission are partnering with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis to jointly host a Regional Geothermal Forum under the theme: ‘Opportunities and Synergies for Collaboration’. The three day forum will be held in Basseterre from May 10-12 2016. Geothermal energy through scientific evidence, has emerged as a priority within the…

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  • Photo of OECS countries agree on harmonized approach to fight against Zika

    OECS countries agree on harmonized approach to fight against Zika

    ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Friday February 5, 2016 – Ministers of Health of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have agreed on a harmonized approach to combating the fast spreading Zika virus which has already affected more than 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. OECS chairman and Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, who made the announcement yesterday, said…

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  • Photo of PM Harris tells OECS Heads to be wedded to efforts of regional integration

    PM Harris tells OECS Heads to be wedded to efforts of regional integration

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 22, 2015 (SKNIS)—Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, gave a passionate plea, often to rousing applause, to OECS (Organization of Caribbean States) Heads “to be wedded to efforts of regional integration in the OECS and CARICOM (Caribbean Community).   Speaking at the 62nd OECS Authority Meeting (November 18-19) at the opening…

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  • Photo of PM Skerrit appeals for Regional health scheme

    PM Skerrit appeals for Regional health scheme

    A fresh appeal has been made to heads of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) for the implementation of a regional health scheme as the region faces a rise in Chronic Non Communicable Diseases (CNCDs). Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made the call at the 62nd OECS Authority Meeting which is currently underway in Dominica. He said when persons are…

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