Address: 2nd Floor, Nanton Building, Egmont Street
P.O. Box 654, Kingstown
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, WI
Tel: (784) 456-1314 | (784) 456-2029
Fax: (784) 457-2949
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Our objective is to showcase the programs and activities of our Organization which contribute to the national development goals of this country, and to promote a deeper understanding of the work that we do in Saint ...
Welcome to the Webpage of the Organization of American States in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Our objective is to showcase the programs and activities of our Organization which contribute to the national development goals of this country, and to promote a deeper understanding of the work that we do in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Our most outstanding activities and programs in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to date have been our academic scholarships program; support for the modernization of the Civil Registry and Electoral Department; electoral observation; technical assistance and training in the critical area of national security; drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation at Her MajestyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Prison; and support for national development through a plethora of projects in the fields of education, social and economic development, sustainable development, youth, tourism and culture.
This year your officeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s work has focused on Early Childhood Development; sustainable management of natural resources; the development of the Agro-Tourism sector and the promotion of the critical role of women role in good governance and leadership.
Our office was established in 1984 and the current OAS Representative is Mrs. Melene Glynn.
Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Friday December 6, 2013
The course reviewed known techniques and shared updated procedures for addressing the evolving threats to aviation security. Participants explored their existing procedures and built their skills to focus on emerging threats, using physical searches and checkpoint technology. Supervisors were also trained on the supervision of checkpoint operations.
Approximately thirty (30) participants from the Ministry of National Security and from private security firms, benefitted from the Course.
Villa, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tuesday December 3, 2013
The Seminar, which took place at the Sunset Shores Hotel in Villa, was attended by some twenty-one (21) participants from Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Officials of the CIP and the United States Coast Guard were the facilitators.
The Seminar focused on critical areas of port security management, including the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code; maritime freight security; threats to maritime security; and the conduct of port facility security surveys and assessments, among others.
Participants received the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to address various port security challenges; understand and implement the ISPS code; recognize the characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who pose a threat to port security; understand key topics of the Convention on the Safety of Life at Sea; and identify, understand and mitigate the threats to maritime security.
Development and Strengthening of Agro-Tourism Linkages
Under this project, the OAS is supporting the development of two pilot agro-tourism sites (Peter’s Hope Germplasm and Orange Hill) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In addition to preparing and upgrading the sites, the project has allowed project officials to visit best-practice agro-tourism sites in Barbados and Jamaica, and has trained farm managers, workers and other stakeholders in the tourism industry to manage the facilities and services.
Capacity Strengthening for Community Management of Resources for Sustainable Development
The project sensitized the general public to issues concerning the environment and development with the goal of leading resource users to adopt sustainable approaches to livelihood creation. Focus group discussions in a variety of communities and in the media, public consultations, training workshops and promotional activities, were employed to inform stakeholders on the importance of using natural resources sustainably.
Empowering Caregivers for the Roving Caregivers Programme (RCP) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
The Roving Caregivers Programme of St. Vincent and the Grenadines provides informal early childhood education to vulnerable children, 0 – 3 years old, who do not have access to formal education. OAS funding trained Roving Caregivers to provide young, unemployed parents in five poor communities with the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to meet the educational and nutritional needs of their children. Nutrition workshops and a book of recipes for young children were also funded by the OAS.
Caribbean Heritage Tourism Development
The project encouraged economic activity in participating countries through developing their heritage tourism industries. With OAS funding, participating countries restored heritage tourism sites, trained tour guides, strengthened their craft sectors and provided training in craft design, production and marketing. Participating countries also received computer equipment to enhance promotion of their tourism product, and training in establishing and managing a museum or heritage site.
The OAS Student Internship Program is designed for undergraduate, graduate and young professional student to allow them to work within their fields of study. The program although unpaid is very competitive. The OAS has 28 national offices and some special programs located in the member states. Internships are available in almost all of the offices and this will allow interns to choose whether they prefer to work in their home country or in another office.
The Organization of American States (OAS) is the main political forum of the hemisphere which promotes and supports Democracy, Human Rights, Multidimensional Security and the Integral Development in the Americas. The OAS seeks to prevent conflicts and to provide political stability, social inclusion and prosperity in the region, through dialogue and collective actions.
We offer you a unique opportunity to gain work experience in different areas and in an international and a multicultural environment. You will have the opportunity to participate in a meaningful learning experience with orientation to the OAS mission, pillars, structure and projects in the hemisphere.
The OAS has 28 national offices and some special programs located in the member states. This allows anyone interested, to participate in the internship program in their country of origin, or other country of interest.
Besides working in the different projects of the Office, interns must participate in a series of activities that are part of a Complementary Online Program
This is an unpaid internship. Candidates must meet a series of requirements.
All the documents should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Internships are available in Washington DC. Check out www.oas.org/internships.
The OAS Academic Scholarship Program (Regular Program), established in 1958, grants scholarships every year for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees and Research leading to a degree. The OAS Special Caribbean Scholarships Program (SPECAF), established in 1983, grants scholarships for the last two years of undergraduate studies to citizens and residents of the English-speaking Caribbean OAS Member States. In addition to these programs the OAS, through its Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC), is able to offer other attractive scholarship opportunities for academic studies with the support of its partner institutions in the Americas and around the world.
CONACYT-OAS 2013 offers 600 scholarships to citizens of the Americas for master's or doctoral studies in science and engineering in Mexico. One hundred of these awards will be earmarked for students from Central America and the Caribbean.
The scholarships are intended to support the improvement of scientific and technological capacities, as well as the mobility of graduate students in the region.
An online course designed specifically for personnel who are, or who expect to be, working in the field installing VSAT terminals.
Participants will be trained to avoid creation of uplink interference by being able to (1) find the target satellite and properly point a VSAT antenna; (2) correctly align the cross polarization angle; (3) correctly attach RF connectors to cable; (4) decommission VSAT terminals.
The OAS - Rowe Fund loan program for studies in the United States was established in 1948. This program grants financial aid in the form of interest-free loans for up to $15,000 dollars for graduate, research, and the last two years of undergraduate studies, including semester exchange programs. Applications may be submitted at any time during the studies in the U.S. and are accepted and reviewed year-round. For more information about how to obtain a Rowe Fund loan, find other financial aid for studies abroad, or identify a university in the United States according to field of study, cost, or location, visit: www.oas.org/en/rowefund and follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/rowefund