September 21, 2019

Slow-moving Tropical Depression Imelda brings over 30 inches of rain to Texas

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By Bob Henson From Weather Underground Devastating flooding unfolded across far southeast Texas late Wednesday night and spread into the Houston area on Thursday morning, as Tropical Depression Imelda continued to plague the region. At 11 am EDT Thursday, Tropical Depression Imelda was located about 50 miles north of Houston, moving north to northwest at […]

OECS Member States provide critical financial assistance to The Bahamas

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Monday, September 9, 2019 — The extent of the damage and loss of life in The Bahamas, in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, has struck the core of leaders within the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) prompting quick decisions by the grouping to provide financial assistance to their island neighbours in the north. The OECS […]

INTERREG CARES to support early detection and treatment of sickle cell disease in OECS countries

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 — Babies being born in Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda will benefit from support for testing at birth for sickle cell disease. The neonatal screening of sickle cell disease forms part of the INTERREG CARES project, which aims to facilitate stronger collaboration in the health sector between the Eastern Caribbean and the French Associate […]

New case study highlights readiness of the Anguilla and Montserrat fisheries sectors to adapt to climate change

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Port of Spain, July 22, 2019 – A new case study from the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) highlights key findings and priorities for institutional strengthening to improve readiness to adapt to climate change in the fisheries sectors of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories, Anguilla and Montserrat. The fisheries sectors in Anguilla and Montserrat are […]

Two Caribbean judges appointed to United Nations Dispute Tribunal

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Monday, July 22, 2019 — The 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly recently elected two Caribbean nationals, Justice Francis Belle of Barbados and Justice Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell of Trinidad and Tobago, to serve 7 year terms of office on the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) as half-time judges. The appointments took effect on July 10, […]

OECS Commission convenes 6th Meeting of Tourism Ministers in New York

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Monday, June 24, 2019 — The 6th Meeting of the OECS Council of Ministers of Tourism was held in New York on June 6, 2019 under the Chairmanship of Honourable Cardigan Connor, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Anguilla.  The meeting addressed a number of priority matters including (inter alia): The 11th European Development Fund (EDF) and the […]

Anguilla and Montserrat strengthen capacity to mainstream climate change adaptation in their fisheries sectors

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Port of Spain, Trinidad – With the start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season mere weeks away, many Caribbean islands are already bracing for the possibility of being hit by a tropical storm or hurricane. One sector which has been particularly hard hit is the fisheries sector. Damage to important fisheries infrastructure and assets such as jetties, […]

Safest Caribbean Islands

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10 of the safest Caribbean Islands (And where to stay!) By Christy Woodrow From Ordinary Traveler Due to the beautiful weather, laid-back ocean vibes, and great activities, the Caribbean is a region that I find myself returning to time and time again. However, not all Caribbean islands are created equal in terms of safety, and […]

“Enhancing local awareness and advocacy for climate change adaptation in the fisheries of Anguilla and Montserrat”

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Enhancing local awareness and advocacy for climate change adaptation in the fisheries of Anguilla and Montserrat Port of Spain, January 11, 2019 – To enhance awareness and advocacy for climate change adaptation in the fisheries sectors of Anguilla and Montserrat, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) has engaged fisherfolk, dive and tour operators and coastal […]

Cayman Islands Public Accounts Committee to welcome clerk from the Isle of Man

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The Cayman Islands Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will welcome a clerk from the Isle of Man from 7-17 January 2019. The attachment is part of the UK Overseas Territories Project (UKOTP), a three-year project on public financial oversight delivered in partnership by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK), the UK National Audit Office (NAO) […]