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Pushing the Caribbean Tourism Envelope

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is meeting this week to discuss methods of remaining competitive in the global tourism industry. This year’s theme of “OECS Economic Union: Pushing the Tourism Envelope” will engage tourism …

Eastern Caribbean Planning to Deepen Trade Ties With Cuba, Martinique

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States says it is committed to deepening trade and economic ties with both Martinique and Cuba. The proclamation comes after the second meeting of the OECS …

How Chile is Helping the Caribbean With a New Anti-Poverty Project

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new project is looking to put a significant dent in poverty in the Eastern Caribbean. The new multi-dimensional project was launched by five Organization of Eastern Caribbean States member states this week. The …

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 Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff How can intra-regional travel in the Eastern Caribbean be expanded? That was the question at a recent summit in Antigua and Barbuda to discuss an OECS-commissioned study on the factors inhibiting …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba has a new ambassador to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States: Jorge Soberon. The new envoy presented his credentials to OECS Director General Dr Didacus Jules last week in a ceremony at the OECS …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major move for the region, Martinique will be joining the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States as an associate member. The OECS announced the move this week. …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Secretary General Dr Didacus Jules recently paid a visit to the island of Montserrat, vowing the organization’s “commitment to support the continued development of [the island.]” Jules made …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and the United Nations World Tourism Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at enhancing their cooperation. The memorandum was approved by Caribbean Ministers …

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Climate change will disproportionately impact small island states like those in the Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is looking to explore its options for coping with the …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Argentina has named its first Ambassador to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. Ambassador Luis Beltran Martinez Thomas, who presented his credentials to OECS Director General Didacus Jules last week, will be …

 Above: St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and OECS Director General Didacus Jules’ meeting in Philipsburg (Photo: OPM St Maarten) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams held talks this week at her Cabinet with Organization …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States has officially established its new Economic Affairs Council. The council, which was launched in a ceremony in St Lucia last Thursday, aims to “assist in ensuring …

 Above: Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 35-member delegation of private and public sector entities from across the Eastern Caribbean visited the French Caribbean departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe last week. The mission, which was coordinated …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States has named Dr Didacus Jules as its new Director General, according to OECS Chairman and Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Dr Baldwin Spencer. Jules succeeds former …

 Above: Anguilla By the Caribbean Journal staff Ministers of Environment and Sustainable Development from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States will meet in Anguilla next week. The meeting is the seventeenth annual conference of Environment Ministers from the region. Bentley …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A World Bank team will visit Grenada next week to begin the first round of consultation on the development of an OECS “Regional Partnership Strategy.” The partnership strategy “seeks to align …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s a romantic notion of Caribbean travel — arrive in one destination, then travel to another two or three islands by sea or small plane. And the OECS regional subgrouping wants …

 Above: OECS Director General Len Ishmael and EU Ambassador to the OECS Mikael Barfod By the Caribbean Journal staff Mikael Barfod has officially become the European Union’s first-ever ambassador to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. Barfod, who is also …