Castries Saint Lucia:   The first ever OECS Business Council retreat began on Monday July 20th 2015, under the theme: “Converging the development agenda together.” President of the OECS Business Council Gorden Charles says the OECS Business Council will focus on enhancing customer satisfaction. Charles says besides looking at their […]

OECS Business Council Formed

With a number of member states facing high youth unemployment and stubbornly low economic growth numbers, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, is partnering with regional stakeholders to host the first, OECS Business Solutions Think Tank and Hackathon, from 14th to 15th August 2015. Tech Correspondent, Russell WIlliams spoke with Sybil Welsh […]

OECS Think Tank – An End Business as Usual?

Russell Williams Rodney Bay, St. Lucia was the venue for the Competitive Business Unit’s two day Forum on E-Payments. The forum was attended by delegates from nine OECS member states with the objective of promoting harmonized rules and regulations in the OECS region for conducting electronic payments. The forum sought […]

OECS Holds Forum On E-Payments

Russell Williams While on my morning walk, I frequently listen to an audio book. Last week I heard the story of a young man who later went onto become a successful businessman. He got his start at a beverage company in the US, where his father was a delivery driver, […]

The Caribbean, Are We Really Developing States?

The Telecommunications Regulatory Body for the Eastern Caribbean ECTEL celebrates its 15th Anniversary today. Below is the prepared speech made to mark the occasion.    Address by the Honourable Minister Responsible for Telecommunications on the Occasion of the Fifteenth Anniversary of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL)   “Committed to […]


PRESS RELEASE OECS Commission, Castries, St. Lucia, May 3rd, 2015- Five OECS Member States, Antigua and Barbuda; the Commonwealth of Dominica; Grenada, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have successfully launched a Multidimensional project on reducing poverty in the OECS. The Government of Chile is funding the project […]

A Further Step to Poverty Reduction in the OECS Through ...

Editorial Comment We received this unsolicited commentary a few weeks ago and debated long within the team about whether to publish it. We decided to do so as most of us were convinced by the clear setting out of the writer’s arguments and concerns.   G.A.Dwyer Astaphan   Certain bad […]


PRESS RELEASE The Interim Board of Directors of the OECS Business Council met on 27 to 28 November 2013 to finalise the administrative arrangements for the establishment of the OECS Business Council and to commence the strategic planning for the development of the private sector. The meeting was held at […]

The OECS Business Council Convenes Meeting in Basseterre, St Kitts ...

PRESS RELEASE Basseterre, St. Kitts, 10th October 2013: The Department of Probation & Child Protection Services hosted a two-day informational workshop at the Ocean Terrance Inn on October 7th and 8th, 2013. The objective of this workshop was to facilitate information sharing among the stakeholders of the Juvenile Justice System […]

Plans for Diversion Programme Underway

Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 23, 2013 (SKNIS):  The COURTS Local Reading Competition, which is a collaborative effort between COURTS Ltd., the Ministry of Education and co-sponsors, is said to be not just a reading competition, but a way to promote literacy in the Federation “in a fun filled and rewarding […]


PRESS RELEASE (OECS Secretariat, Castries Saint Lucia) The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Secretariat is in final preparations to host its third climate change seminar, which is to focus on ‘strategies and innovations in tourism and agriculture’. The seminar will take place at the Royal Saint Lucian Hotel in […]

OECS Climate Change Seminar To Focus On Tourism and Agriculture ...