Tag Archives: OECS


The Ministry of Education today hosted the Awards and Prize Giving ceremony for the local leg of the Write to Read regional competition which is being made possible by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Writers from throughout the region of all ages made submissions… Continue Reading →


St. Vincent and the Grenadines will soon have comprehensive legislation which address a range of issues relating to Child Justice. This assurance came from Minister of Social Development Frederick Stephenson, during a signing ceremony held here last month. Minister Stephenson said he is hoping that the Child Justice Bill would be passed by the end… Continue Reading →


A wide range of issues will be discussed, between Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during an official visit to Japan by Prime Minister Gonsalves. The Prime Minister announced at a News Conference last week that he is scheduled to leave the state this Friday August 3rd for Japan, where… Continue Reading →


Cabinet has granted approval for the issuance of Multi-Purpose Identification System Cards to Vincentian nationals sixty years and over. The Multi-Purpose Identification System (MPID) is an OECS initiative, which was launched on 11th February, 2015. A release from Communications Consultant, Elson Crick said currently, MPID Cards are issued to 4th and 5th Form Students of… Continue Reading →

Chisa Mikami Highlights Growing Concern

UNDP representative for Barbados and the OECS, Chisa Mikami highlighted a growing concern that marginalized groups in society, specifically the youth, have not been adequately addressed. Addressing stakeholders in the security sector yesderday, Mikami said that increasing rates of crime and violence in the Caribbean has eroded socioeconomic development opportunities. She stated that there is… Continue Reading →

PM reports on the recent meeting of the (OECS) Authority

Regional leaders discussed a range of issues affecting the region at the recent meeting of the Organization for Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority, which was held in Grenada earlier this month. Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves reported on the outcome of the discussions at a media conference this morning, following his return from a number… Continue Reading →