STATEMENT BY THE OECS ON THE RECENT ESCALATION OF UNITED STATES ACTION TOWARD CUBA

STATEMENT BY THE OECS ON THE RECENT ESCALATION OF UNITED STATES ACTION TOWARD CUBA

OECS Media Statement: Renewed intensification in the application of the Helms-Burton Act

The Authority of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) meeting in Special Session in Guadeloupe on March 15, 2019:

NOTING the renewed intensification in the application of the Helms-Burton Act by the United States Government through its decision to lift the suspension of Article III of the Act for a period of thirty days from March 19 – April 17, 2019;

NOTING ALSO, that the lifting of the suspension of Article III of the Act will make it possible for lawsuits to be filed against Cuban entities by United States claimants whose properties were nationalized during the Cuban Revolution;

CONCERNED that this decision by the United States constitutes a tightening of the economic and financial embargo against Cuba; and that the threat of lawsuits by United States entities and persons will serve as a deterrent to international companies doing business in Cuba;

CONVINCED that the maintenance by the United States of the economic and financial embargo against Cuba undermines the stability, peace and security of the Caribbean region;

CONDEMNS the recent decision by the United States Government to intensify the application of the Helms-Burton Act; and

REITERATES the call which has received global endorsement, for the embargo against Cuba to be lifted in its entirety.

 

OECS Commission

 

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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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