December 12, 2018

Building resilience to natural disasters in the Caribbean requires greater preparedness

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By Sònia Muñoz and İnci Ötker From International Monetary Fund As global warming continues to increase sea-water temperatures, the Caribbean is becoming more vulnerable to increasingly frequent and damaging natural disasters. Policies that build resilience in Caribbean countries—such as strengthening physical infrastructure and putting in place insurance protection—can help minimize the human and economic costs of natural […]

Reading Road Show targets early learners as part of St. Lucia’s Reading Month celebrations

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OECS/USAID Early Learners Program (ELP) Tuesday, November 6, 2018 — Young book lovers in St. Lucia experienced a welcomed  treat last Friday when a Reading Road Show and literary extravaganza got underway as part of St. Lucia’s Reading Month celebrations under the theme: ‘Collaborating to Close the Literacy Gap – Read for Change’. The activity […]

Communiqué of the 66th Meeting of the OECS Authority

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — The Sixty-Sixth Meeting of the OECS Authority was held at the Beachcombers Hotel, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on October 23rd 2018, under the Chairmanship of Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Heads of Government and Representatives of Government in attendance included: Honourable […]

Statement on the passing of the Chief Statistician, Dominica Central Statistical Office, Mrs. Prayma Carrette

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Friday, October 12, 2018 — The OECS Commission conveys deepest condolences to the Ministry of Planning in Dominica, on the passing of the Chief Statistician, Central Statistical office, Mrs. Prayma Carrette. Mrs Carrette has been a statistician for 32 years and served as the Chief Statistician of the Dominica Central Statistical Office from 1997 until […]

Chinese entrepreneurs launch the next Caribbean invasion

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By  Jewel Fraser From OZY Why You Should Care Chinese immigrants have a new home: the sun-soaked islands of the Caribbean. Tall and well-groomed, Brian Rochester has eyes that smile when he talks about the fellowship he says exists between Chinese immigrants and Trinidadians of African or Indian descent at the Grace Chapel church in […]

Saint Lucia among six Caribbean countries jolted by two earthquakes within a six-hour period

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By CMC From St Lucia News Online (CMC) — Several Caribbean countries were rattled as two earthquakes hit the region within a six-hour period, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has said. In the first instance, the SRC said that a quake […]

CTO state of the tourism industry: The latest post-hurricane Caribbean updates

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From Travel Agent At the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC), islands across the Caribbean provided the latest updates regarding their recovery from last year’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The conference is taking place October 1 – 5 at Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Here are the latest updates: […]

“Paradise in Peril – Rebuilding Homes and Hope” documents vast devastation caused by monsterhurricanes

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Documentary Energizes Global Audience to Help Islands Rebuild in Face of Climate Change- NEWS PROVIDED BY Global Leadership Forum & Caribbean Lifestyle Productions NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The islands of the Caribbean face an existential crisis that persists more than a year after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which ripped […]

Dominican Film featured in Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

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Friday, September 21, 2018 — A film by Dominican filmmaker Dr. Alwin Bully will form part of the 13th Annual Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) which runs from Tuesday, September 18th – Tuesday, September 25th 2018.  The Short Film entitled “Oseyi and the Masqueraders” received the Official Selection stamp of approval and is nominated […]

Dominica declares State Of Emergency as Tropical Storm Issac approaches

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Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 11:00 AM From Jamaica Gleaner ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – A State of Emergency has been declared in Dominica as the island braces for the effects of Tropical Storm Issac today. Yesterday, National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore announced that the state of emergency would run from midnight on Wednesday to […]