OECS Commission Hosts High Level UK Delegation Ahead of COP27

OECS Commission Hosts High Level UK Delegation Ahead of COP27

The OECS Commission hosted a high-level delegation from the United Kingdom on Wednesday November 2, 2022, in Castries, Saint Lucia. The UK Delegation, headed by Director General for Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Corin Robertson, met with OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules and other staff […]

OECD Development Centre Supports OECS Development Strategy

OECD Development Centre Supports OECS Development Strategy

The OECD Development Centre organized the annual meeting of the OECD Mutual Learning Group for Multi-dimensional Country Reviews (MLG-MDCR) on 26 September 2022, at the OECD headquarters in Paris. The OECD Development Centre has worked with the OECS to produce two mutually supporting outputs. First, a regional strategy scorecard consisting of 40 indicators that run […]

Canadian Authorities Investigating Challenges Faced by Women on Canadian Farms

Canadian Authorities Investigating Challenges Faced by Women on Canadian Farms

A press statement from the media centre of the OECS says Canadian authorities are investigating “recent press reports about alleged challenges faced by women participating in the programme on a farm in Nova Scotia”. The OECS statement promises that the “outcome of due process would be communicated at the appropriate time”. Calls have also been […]

OECS Launches Monitoring Framework for its Regional Development Strategy

OECS Launches Monitoring Framework for its Regional Development Strategy

In a move to advance the development of the region, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) introduced the OECS Development Scorecard, a tool to help its Member States track its development progress in real-time. The OECS Development Strategy (ODS) is a product of the OECS Commission and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). Originally […]

Reaching for a Higher Standard

Reaching for a Higher Standard

By Dale Elliott and Bibi Khatoon, Jamaica Observer St Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme came later than others in the region. Initially, it operated at a deficit as the programme was established. In April 2022, Prime Minister Philip Pierre hailed CBI receipts of US$38 million during his annual Budget Address. In the face of […]

Blue BioTrade Project supports a study on the Saint Lucia Conch Industry

Blue BioTrade Project supports a study on the Saint Lucia Conch Industry

Working to advance the sustainable blue economy and sustainable livelihoods, the Blue BioTrade Project hosted a stakeholder consultation workshop on November 4, 2021, to validate a draft country case study titled “Blue BioTrade in Saint Lucia: Developing value for the sustainable trade and production of queen conch in the Caribbean”. This event was hosted by […]

OECS Extends Congratulations to Government and People of Saint Lucia on 42nd Anniversary of Independence

OECS Extends Congratulations to Government and People of Saint Lucia on 42nd Anniversary of Independence

Monday, February 22, 2021 — The Commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) extends hearty congratulations to the Government and people of Saint Lucia on the occasion of the nation’s 42nd Anniversary of Independence today, Monday, February 22nd 2021. A virtual flag-raising ceremony was held at the OECS headquarters in Saint Lucia to commemorate the event. […]

OECS Congratulates Government and People of Grenada on 47th Anniversary of Independence

OECS Congratulates Government and People of Grenada on 47th Anniversary of Independence

Sunday, February 7, 2021 — The Commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) extends to the Government and people of Grenada warmest congratulations on the occasion of the nation’s 47th Anniversary of Independence on Sunday, February 7th, 2021. As Grenada celebrates this milestone under the theme “Rebuilding Together a Safer, More Resilient Nation in […]