October 21, 2019

Building back better: increasing resilience in the Caribbean water sector

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By Dr Nigel Walmsley From HR Wallingford With climate change bringing the prospect of an increase in the frequency of high intensity hurricanes in the Caribbean region, Dr Nigel Walmsley explains why action for long-term resilience is needed now to avoid further suffering, loss and damage. Extreme vulnerability Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are […]

Reading Road Show targets communities as part of activities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to celebrate literacy

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 — The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is partnering with the United States in an ongoing effort to promote national literacy.  Young students and parents in Kingstown were thrilled as they paraded in costumes of their favorite story book characters and were treated to performances when the Reading Road Show rolled […]

Caribbean region may grow, but…

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By George Alleyne From Caribbean Life A growth trend among most member countries of the Caribbean Community organisation, CARICOM, is projected to continue this year and strike an average two percent expansion of those economies. Grenada is set to lead the way in 2019 because of its increased activity construction, tourism, agriculture and private education […]

Caribbean film makers continue to impact the global creative industry

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OSEYI AND THE MASQUERADERS” PREMIERES IN DOMINICA Monday, January 14, 2019 — Caribbean film makers continue to make their mark on the world stage with Kaz Kweyol Productions in Association with the Caribbean Film Academy and Time Warner presenting the Dominica Premiere of Oseyi and The Masqueraders – a film which celebrates one of the important masking traditions […]

Three Caribbean countries ban single-use plastics

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From teleSUR As promised, Jamaica, Dominica, and the Turks and Caicos are taking a stand for nature. Jamaica, Dominica, and the Turks and Caicos have joined the Caribbean quest to mediate environmental pollution by launching nationwide plastic bans to start the new year. Preceded by Haiti, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the three nations are the most recent additions to […]

Dominicans protest for electoral reform

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From Jamaica Gleaner ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – President of the Concerned Citizens Movement Loftus Durand is urging supporters to take to the streets on Monday until there is electoral reform in Dominica despite last weekend use of tear gas by police to disperse people. “Today ladies and gentlemen starts the beginning and it will continue. […]

Caribbean Citizenship through investments within months – Bayat Legal Services Advice

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From PRUNDERGROUND Sometimes many successful people, especially from Asia, Middle East or Africa find it a little bit difficult to obtain visa for western states – it takes time, money and a lot of paperwork. Sometimes risks of political turmoil or social unrest in the homeland is too high and the need of future insurance […]

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 […]