June 25, 2018

Strengthening Ocean Education: OECS supports new learning platformencuentros/bahia2018/

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 — In recognition of World Oceans Day, observed on June 8, education specialists from around the world gathered in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil to attend a major innovation in education event: the 19th Virtual Educa. This year, ocean governance was prominent on the agenda and the OECS Commission’s Ocean Governance Unit was pleased […]

Saint Lucia to host major regional Building Standards Forum & Exhibition

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OECS Media Release Tuesday, June 12, 2018 — Caribbean countries are still recovering and rebuilding from the ravages of the 2017 hurricane season underscoring the urgent need for disaster resilience to be a top priority in the region. The building sector is of critical concern and this is being addressed in the upcoming Caribbean Building […]

Miami Open Partnership provides opportunities for BVI’s aspiring athletes

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By Chandi Trott Research Consultant BVI Tourist Board Four Scholarships Available for BVI Youth to Attend Elite Miami Sports Camp Friday, June 8, 2018 — Tortola, British Virgin Islands, June 7, 2018 – The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) in partnership with the prestigious U.S. based sports institution IMG Academy, is accepting applications for […]

Disney Cruise Line announces fall 2019 schedule

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From Travel Agent Central In fall 2019, Disney Cruise Line will return to popular destinations and home ports on a variety of itineraries, including trips to Bermuda, Bahamas, Baja, Canada and the Caribbean. With cruises ranging from two-night getaways to week-long vacations and beyond, this season of sailings with Disney offers family-friendly experiences and visits […]

Saint Lucian Chef Nina Compton wins award recognizing culinary excellence

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From OECS Thursday, May 17, 2018 — 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards also called “The Oscars of Food”, bestowed on Chef Nina Compton, a national of Saint Lucia the coveted title of “Best Chef South” from a competitive field of 104 nominations all of whom represent years of devotion to culinary art. The James Beard […]

Princess Cruises announces 2019-2020 Caribbean Season

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New Sky Princess Offers Maiden Season of Seven-Day Eastern and Western Caribbean Sailings NEWS PROVIDED BY Princess Cruises SANTA CLARITA, Calif., May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Princess Cruises guests sailing to the Caribbean will enjoy the white-sand beaches, warm sunshine and inviting island life on a variety of cruise itineraries to all three sought-after regions […]

Facilitating access to health services for persons with disabilities in Saint-Lucia

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OECS Media Release Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — The OECS and the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), with support from the UNDP, recently concluded a training session on the production of basic prosthetic limbs. The training provided capacity building for income generation among the participants, while also enhancing quality of life […]

BVI: Statement by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the hon. Orlando Smith on UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

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Media Release from the Government of British Virgin Islands Friday, May 11, 2018 — Statement by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the hon. Orlando Smith on UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen: It is now just over a week since the UK Parliament accepted an amendment to impose public […]

Worrell: Public sector has fallen from grace

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From Barbados Today Former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Dr DeLisle Worrell is warning that something needs to be done about this island’s public service, which he says has declined alarmingly from its “gold standard” quality of 50 years ago. In his latest monthly economic newsletter for May, Worrell explained that ‘for many […]

Antigua Sailing Week – Youth to Keelboat Race Day 3

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From Antigua Sailing Week Thursday, May 3, 2018 — 1 team from Antigua, 1 team from London. Their one common goal…becoming better sailors. The endless blue shades of Antigua’s waters be like the action that played out on them today. These little blue boats are each carrying crew of young men at the start of […]