OECS Nationals Council Canada celebrates 36th Anniversary of OECS (Canada)

Members of the OECS diaspora in Toronto gathered recently to celebrate a milestone: The 36th anniversary of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States. The OECS Nationals Council Canada marked the Anniversary with its annual church service at the Asbury and West United Church, followed by a reception. Church member Sheila Mascoll set the tone with her welcome to the congregation and OECS representatives. Special speakers and guests included Consul General of St.Lucia, Cheryl Francis, Chairman of the Council and OECS Day Committee Chair, John Allen who delivered greetings to…

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Address by Hon. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Chairman of the OECS- 2017

36th Anniversary of Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Address by Hon. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Chairman of the OECS.   June, 2017 — Fellow citizens of the OECS, June 18, 2017 marks the 36th anniversary of the establishment of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).  I am honoured, at this time, to assume the chairmanship of this organisation which has had numerous achievements over the course of its existence.  Our grouping of tiny states has, against all odds, successfully established the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Eastern Caribbean Supreme…

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Statement from the OECS Commission on Manchester terror attack

Statement from the OECS Commission on Manchester terror attack Wednesday, May 24, 2017 — The OECS Commission has expressed deep sadness at the terrorist attack which took place on the night of May 22, 2017 in Manchester resulting in the death of at least twenty two (22) people, and injury to many more. In condemning “the horrific act of terror in the strongest terms”, the Commission considered it “as an attack on the principles and values that have served as cornerstones of modern civilization” and expressed particular outrage that “this…

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Sir Derek Walcott honoured by St.Lucian diaspora,literary fans: Toronto Canada

Toronto, Canada-  Approximately 100 people attended a special evening recently, commemorating the life and literary works of St.Lucian poet, author and playwright, Nobel laureate, Sir Derek Walcott. The Tribute event was hosted by the St.Lucia Consulate based in Toronto, and A Different Booklist Cultural Centre. Admirers of Walcott’s award winning body of work, gathered to hear Open mic readings of his most famous poems, and remembrances from fellow writers, family and friends. Sir Derek Walcott, kcsl obe occ, was the 1992 Nobel Prize winner in literature. The Nobel laureate –…

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Grenada Making Tremendous Strides-Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell

Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says Grenada is being recognized internationally as one of the fastest growing economies in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union. The Prime Minister boasted of Grenada’s tremendous strides in the development of all sectors on national life, as the island recently observed its 43rd anniversary of Independence. Prime Minister Mitchell celebrated the observance with members of the Grenadian disapora, members of the Caribbean Consular Corps, and friends of Grenada, at the Grenada Association Toronto’s Independence anniversary event. The Prime Minister addressed the audience of about…

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Message of Condolence: OECS Media Statement

Message of Condolence OECS Media Statement Monday, January 30, 2017 — The OECS Commission extends deepest condolences to the Director, staff and students of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) on the passing of three students enrolled in the college. In particular, the Commission sympathizes with the Director, Mr. Nigel Scott and Mrs. Hazel Roberts, Head of Department Hospitality, and the SVGCC’s representative on the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Tourism (ECIT) Task Force, as they mourn the death of three hospitality students from the Community College who died this morning in an accident…

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Statement by the OECS Director General on the Passing of Fidel Castro

Statement by the OECS Director General on the Passing of Fidel Castro Sunday, November 27, 2016 — The OECS has conveyed it condolences to the people of Cuba following the passing of Fidel Castro. OECS Director General, His Excellency Dr. Didacus Jules said the poor and the marginalized had lost the greatest champion of social justice and equity. “The world has lost a leader whose historical vision was unmatched, whose resolve was unshakeable and whose legacy is indelible. “Fidel was a steadfast friend of the Caribbean and his contributions in…

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O.E.C.S Nationals Council Canada bids farewell to outgoing St.Lucia Consul General

The O.E.C.S Nationals Council Canada bid a poignant farewell to outgoing Consul General for St.Lucia in Toronto,Michael Willius,who returns to St.Lucia shortly. Willius served in his post as Consul General for four and a half years. Members of the Council warmly commended Willius for his active participation in that body, helping to build and promote the O.E.C.S brand in Toronto.  Willius held the post of Vice Chairman of the O.E.C.S Nationals Council, and was a member of the Council’s governance committee. In an exclusive interview with TDN Radio, Willius spoke…

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Sir Robert.L.Bradshaw Legacy celebrated by St.Kitts and Nevis Diaspora-Toronto

On November 12th, a cross section of the St.Kitts and Nevis diaspora based in Toronto, gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth and legacy of national hero, Rt. Excellent Sir Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw. The observance consisted of a church service at the St.George Anglican Church followed by a reception, held under the theme: Strength of a Man, Triumph of a People, Forever Fearless. Sir Robert Bradshaw was born in St.Kitts in 1916, and rose to prominance as a workers rights advocate in the lucrative sugar industry of the…

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OECS: The Founders TV Series

The series was commissioned in observance of the 35th anniversary of the OECS on 18th June this year and is produced and presented by Earl Stephen Huntley of the West Indies Media Corporation (WIMEDIA). Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules, commended the initiative which gives a unique insight into the early years of the Organisation. “We are proud to present this docuseries to the public which examines the rich history and socio-political climate within which the OECS was formed. “The successes the OECS has achieved over the years…

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TDN Radio: Focus on OECS – Haiti

OECS Nationals Council Canada October 27, 2016 Dear OECS Nationals and Friends, Our brothers and sisters in Haiti urgently need your help. As many of you are aware, hurricane Mathew hit Haiti directly on October 4th.The damage and destruction caused by this powerful storm has left thousands of families in need of help. This recent disaster further set back the country as it struggles to rebuild lives from the major earthquake of 2010. While there is immediate need for food, clean water, shelter and Hygiene supplies, the cost of supporting…

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TDN Radio: Focus on the OECS

In 2017, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will observe its 36th Anniversary celebration. TDN Radio is proud to partner with the O.E.C.S Nationals Council Canada, to provide coverage of its activities marking this significant event. TDN Radio will also do its part to promote O.E.C.S Unity by providing an overview of the history, accomplishments and impact of this unique Caribbean entity, throughout the year long observance. About the OECS The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is the inter-governmental organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of…

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