CLIMATE DIPLOMACY WEEK As we approach the start of the 2017 edition of the internationally celebrated “Climate Diplomacy Week”, we look at the extraordinary Agreement reached in Paris in 2015 by nearly 200 countries.  The Caribbean countries, the ACP and the EU played a key role in the successful negotiations. Climate Change is a challenge […]

AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION UNDERWAY IN THE OECS St. Lucia — The Agriculture Sector in OECS Member States is on the brink of a new era in collaborative production for regional and international trade. A comprehensive grouping of regional agriculture stakeholders, which includes Ministers, Manufacturers, Traders, representatives from the Bureau of Standards and the OECS Commission, is […]

DEVELOPMENT OF A HARMONISED REGIONAL APPROACH FOR TOURISM MARKET INTELLIGENCE (TMI) WORK IN THE OECS 27 JUNE, 2017 The OECS Commission, with support from the World Bank, is currently implementing a project to develop a harmonised framework for collecting and reporting tourism market intelligence data in the OECS.

GUARDIAN GENERAL (OECS) LTD. SUPPORTS GRENADA POLICE WEEK 2017 St. George — The week of June 4th to June 10th is one clearly marked on the calendars of all members of the Royal Grenada Police Force. This one week per year has been dedicated to these hardworking public servants to re-charge batteries, relax, have fun […]

GRENADA’S JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM UNDER REVIEW ST. GEORGE — Two Consultants attached to the OECS/USAID Juvenile Justice Reform Project (JJRP) paid a two-day visit to Grenada this week, to carry out a legislative review of the laws pertaining to Juvenile Justice on the island.

OECS SPOKESPERSONS TO LEARN TO COMMUNICATE KEY MESSAGES ON INTEGRATION Castries –The OECS Secretariat’s Regional Integration Unit (RIU) will be conducting a second seminar of Spokespersons for the OECS Economic Union from October 9th to 11th 2013 to further help in communicating the benefits implications, and opportunities of the Union to the people of the […]

PRESENTATION BY RUGGLES FERGUSON, PRESIDENT OF THE OECS BAR ASSOCIATION, AT THE OPENING OF LAW YEAR 2013 – 2014 IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2013 At my inaugural presentation at the Opening of Law Year 2012 – 2013, in my capacity as President of the OECS Bar Association, I reported on the success […]

OECS OFFICIALS SEEK TO PUT INTO PRACTICE AN ACTION PLAN  Castries – Chief Immigration Officers and Comptrollers of Customs from across the OECS recently met in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for  working session geared towards implementing an Action Plan developed in January 2013to facilitate ease of travel — not only for OECS citizens, but […]

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY 2013 ST. GEORGE — The Central Statistical Office of the Ministry of Finance and Energy, in collaboration with the OECS Secretariat and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, will be conducting a Labour Force Survey in Grenada.  This Survey is scheduled to begin on 20th […]

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