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  • Photo of Caribbean Region Needs To Focus On The Well-being Of Its Citizens, Says Minister Of National Security

    Caribbean Region Needs To Focus On The Well-being Of Its Citizens, Says Minister Of National Security

    The safety and security of citizens is of grave importance and there is a call for countries in the region to shift from traditional concepts of state security to a broader multi-dimensional concept that focuses on citizen security and safety and well-being of Caribbean citizens, said Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister and Minister of National Security. The Prime…

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  • Photo of OECS partners with CTU to promote ICT development in Eastern Caribbean

    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 the sub-region. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, on September 30, representatives from both organizations expressed confidence that the formalization…

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  • Young Entrepreneurs Shine at Regional Summit

    Young entrepreneurs from across the Eastern and Southern Caribbean were encouraged to dream big, take risks, and affix their “brand” onto the world stage at the opening ceremony of the Caribbean Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (C-YES) at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Hastings, Barbados, on September 24. The United States Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS, Dr. Larry…

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  • Photo of Barbados, Eastern Caribbean youth for animation, software development training

    Barbados, Eastern Caribbean youth for animation, software development training

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Four hundred young men and women in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will be equipped to participate in the global multi-billion dollar mobile application and animation industries. The Caribbean Development Bank, along with partners, will fund training under the Caribbean Animation and Technology Capacity Building Programme (Carib-AniTech). CDB will jointly finance the two-year capacity building programme which…

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  • Grenada pilot project to improve court administration to be launched

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) through the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project in collaboration with the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) is embarking on a delay and backlog reduction pilot project for the Supreme Court of Grenada. The pilot project commences in Grenada during the week of February 2, 2015 and is an activity under the JURIST…

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  • Antigua and Barbuda now part of OECS free movement system

    Antigua and Barbuda has finally completed the process to waive the need for work permits for nationals of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The country is the last member-nation of the OECS to implement this along with the granting of indefinite stays for OECS nationals. The bill to meet the obligations under the OECS Economic Union was passed…

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  • BVI to host inaugural OECS environmental sustainability meeting

    ROAD, TOWN, BVI — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) ministers responsible for environmental portfolios will meet in Road Town, Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands this week for their inaugural meeting since the Revised Treaty of Basseterre came into force in 2011. The meeting, preceded by the opening of an exhibition on climate change on Monday, opens on…

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  • Photo of OECS Health Ministers say Chik-V and Ebola are urgent priorities

    OECS Health Ministers say Chik-V and Ebola are urgent priorities

    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Monday October 20, 2014 – Health Ministers of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, OECS, have identified Chikungunya and Ebola as the most urgent public health priorities facing the region at this time. In a statement issued Monday by the St. Lucia-based OECS Commission, the Ministers said that given the actual and potential socio-economic impact of both…

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  • CARICOM Kicks Off Government Procurement Consultations

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)       The CARICOM Secretariat has convened three regional consultations to discuss the findings of a major consultancy on government procurement in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).  The consultations are being facilitated by the European Union under the Tenth European Development Fund (10th EDF). Country missions to 13 CARICOM Member States (excluding Haiti and…

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  • CARICOM youth to benefit from regional after-school programme

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Young people in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will benefit from an after-school programme designed to use creative techniques to reduce at-risk behaviours, increase health-related awareness, impact educational aspirations, self-esteem and social connectedness among the youth in all CARICOM Member States.   Framed through a partnership among the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) sub-regional Office…

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