February 20, 2018

France and Eastern Caribbean collaborate on flying fish management study

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By Jewel Fraser From Seafood Source Six Caribbean countries and the two French overseas territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe are collaborating on a project to regulate the flying fish fishery of the region. According to Caribbean News Now, the Global Environment Facility-funded project, which began last year, consists of six sub-projects in the Eastern Caribbean […]

West Indies, Rest of the World XI to play fundraising T20I

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From ESPN Cricinfo World T20 champions West Indies will face an ICC Rest of the World XI in a one-off T20I at Lord’s on May 31 later this year, to raise money towards restoration efforts in parts of the Caribbean hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year. In particular, the proceeds of […]

OECS and ARIN extend cooperation to strengthen Caribbean information and communication technology

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) have agreed to extend their collaboration to improve the resilience of the Internet and strengthen related technical capacity in the OECS. Speaking at the end of two days of talks between the organizations at the headquarters of […]

Grenada Independence Day

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Happy 44th Anniversary of Independence to Grenada! From OECS Official Address by the Prime Minister of Grenada, The Hon. Keith Mitchell. To hear and view the address go to web link below National Statement from Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister Grenada on the 44th Anniversary of the Independence of Grenada on the 7th of February […]

PAHO, Barbados and six Eastern Caribbean countries sign multi-country cooperation strategy for the next six years

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Washington, DC, 2 February 2018 (PAHO/WHO) – High-level officials from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines joined the Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Carissa F. Etienne, today in signing a new multicountry strategy for technical cooperation in health […]

Caribbean Courts embrace technology

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 — The Caribbean’s justice sector is poised to become faster and more reliable following a successful technology-driven convention for legal practitioners held in the Bahamas last November. APEX, a not-for-profit agency established by the Caribbean Court of Justice, organised the inaugural event which brought together over 85 delegates from 15 Caribbean […]

CRFM leads 7-country initiative to support management of four-wing flyingfish

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 (CRFM)—Seven Caribbean countries are participating in a recently launched series of subprojects which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is leading under a sustainable management initiative for the flyingfish fishery. In highlighting the importance of the initiative, CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton, said: “We in the region are […]

How Jamaican David Martin became an Animation Evangelist

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By Kimron Corion From Huffington Post Today on “How They Did It” I speak to David Martin, the Jamaican born Animation Evangelist currently leading the charge where digital animation in the Caribbean is concerned. Tell me a little about who you are: My name is David Martin, 38 years old. Jamaican born grew up in […]

The queer Caribbean women fighting a vital, dangerous culture war

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Text Louis Staples From Dazed We speak to activists from Barbados, St Lucia and Trinidad about their continued resistance in places where it’s unsafe to be LGBT Former British colonies such as Uganda and Kenya, as well as Pakistan and Bangladesh, are among the world’s worst places to be gay. Britain has played a major role […]

Promoting employment for Eastern Caribbean citizens in Canada

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Friday, December 15, 2017 — The Eastern Caribbean Liaison Service and the Ministries of Labour of seven OECS Member States recently met to discuss the strengthening and the harmonization of the coordination of temporary worker programs currently in place between Canada and the Eastern Caribbean countries thus addressing the unemployment issue in the region. Seven […]