Cabinet of Ministers endorses National Adaptation Plan

 PRESS RELEASE: Following an intense one-year consultation process, the Cabinet of Ministers approves Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) 2018-2028; Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for Water (Water SASAP) 2018-2028; Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for Agriculture (Agriculture SASAP) 2018-2028; Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for Fisheries (Fisheries SASAP) 2018-2028; Climate Change […]

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Regional Debt Coordinating Committee takes steps to improve transparency on Regional Government Securities Market (RGSM) By OECS

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Regional Debt Coordinating Committee (RDCC) has advanced its efforts to increase transparency and improve relationship among the stakeholders of the Regional Government Securities Market (RGSM). The RDCC, which comprises the financial secretaries of the eight ECCU countries and the Governor of the ECCB, has direct oversight of the RGSM. The RGSM is […]

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OECS URGES UK PARLIAMENT TO REJECT DISCRIMINATORY AMENDMENT PROPOSAL TO NEW BILL

OECS Media Release Monday, April 30, 2018 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) wishes to register its strongest opposition to certain provisions of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill which is now in its final legislative progress in the UK Parliament. While we recognize and respect the sovereign right of the UK to determine […]

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Racism: Does It Still Exist

It had been reported that a labour frontbencher by the name of Dawn Butler had accused the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May of racism and running an ‘institutionally racist, government. Butler explained that Theresa May “has presided over racist legislation that has discriminated against a whole generation of people from the Commonwealth. […]

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St Lucia a day late and a dollar short on EU blacklist

By Melanius Alphonse of  http://wp.caribbeannewsnow.com/2018/01/29/commentary-st-lucia-day-late-dollar-short-eu-blacklist/ Following their European Council tax haven blacklisting in December 2017, Barbados and Grenada immediately dispatched detailed correspondence requesting an urgent review. Their sense of urgency, coupled with commitments made at a high level to remedy EU concerns, produced results. In January 2018, the EU Council removed both countries from the […]

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