September 15, 2019

Communiqué: Special Meeting of the OECS Authority for Accession of Guadeloupe to Associate Membership of the OECS

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 — A Special Meeting of the OECS Authority was held on March 14th and 15th 2019 at La Créole Beach Hôtel, Gosier and the Mémorial ACTe Museum, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, under the Chairmanship of Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Heads of Government and Representatives of Government […]

Livestream of the Ceremony of the Accession of Guadeloupe to the OECS on March 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM (GMT-4 AST))

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 — Official Ceremony of the Accesion of Guadeloupe to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (www.oecs.int).  WHAT The OECS Authority consisting of Heads of Government are meeting in a special session in Guadeloupe from 14-15 March 2019 at which time Guadeloupe will be admitted as an Associate Member of the Organisation. The Accession […]

Guadeloupe to accede to associate membership of OECS at Opening Ceremony for Special Meeting of OECS Authority on March 14, 2019

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Friday, March 8, 2019 — The OECS Authority is scheduled to meet in special session in Guadeloupe on 14-15 March 2019 at which time Guadeloupe will be admitted as an associate member of the Organisation. The accession of Guadeloupe will take place with the signing of an agreement to that effect during the Opening Ceremony for […]

Norwegian Air: U.S.-Caribbean routes will not return

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By Ben Mutzabaugh From USA Today European low-cost giant Norwegian Air will not return to the Caribbean once its current seasonal service comes to an end this spring. While Norwegian is perhaps best known to Americans for offering dozens of trans-Atlantic routes to Europe, the carrier also flies several routes from the USA and Canada […]

OECS Competitive Business Unit launches new programme to boost fashion sub-sector

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Roseau, Dominica – The OECS Competitive Business Unit (CBU) has announced plans to strengthen the value chain of the fashion sub-sector through an online training programme targeting twenty designers as part of the Unit’s competitiveness programme during this current fiscal year. The global fashion industry is a multi-billion dollar industry employing millions of people and […]

Europe and Caribbean join forces to fight coastal risks related to climate change

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From WIC BRGM (Office of Geological and Mining Research), gathered in Guadeloupe with the Caribbean partners to officially launch the Caraib-Coast program In the context of repeated cyclonic crises and rising sea levels, the CARIB-COAST project aims to initiate a Caribbean network for the prevention and crisis management of coastal risks in relation to climate […]

Earthquake rattles several Caribbean islands

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From News 748 CMC) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 rattled several islands in the Caribbean on Saturday, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The SRC said that the […]

Telemedicine to cancer screening: 5 Million Euro INTERREG CARES projects to boost OECS health

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Friday, November 9, 2018 — Improving health services for every citizen has been boosted with Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélémy and OECS Member States launching INTERREG CARES initiative (Cooperation, Accessibility, Referrals, E-Information System) in Saint Lucia on October 31, 2018. The 5 million Euro project, funded by the European Union is designed to deepen health cooperation in the Eastern Caribbean […]

Mystery seaweed threatens French Caribbean

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By Claire MUFSON From France  24 During a trip to the French overseas territory Guadeloupe on Friday, President Emmanuel Macron pledged to keep a promise to clean up toxic Sargassum seaweed within 48 hours of it running aground. Like the rest of the Caribbean, the Antilles suffered in 2011 from an unprecedented invasion of Sargassum […]

Poetry and natural beauty on the Island of Guadeloupe

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By Steve Bergsman Travel Writers From Creators.Com As my wife and I stood at the edge of the Guadeloupe rainforest contemplating the hike to a waterfall, a well-traveled car pulled up alongside us. Luckily the man behind the steering wheel spoke English — after all, Guadeloupe is a French-speaking island in the southern Caribbean. So […]