September 17, 2019

ELAN Scholarship and Immersion Programme Now Open!

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From OECS The ELAN (Echanges Linguistiques et Apprentissage Novateur par la Mobilité – Linguistic Exchanges and Innovative Learning through Mobility) project is offering GCSE A level and CAPE 2 holders, the opportunity to study at the Université des Antilles through the ELAN scholarship and immersion programme. Scope of the scholarship and immersion programme The ELAN scholarship and […]

Plastic Recycling Project ‘RePLAST OECS’ launches in Saint Lucia

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By Felix Finisterre Senior Project Manager, Saint Lucia Office, UNITE Caribbean OECS Media Statement Thursday, August 8, 2019 — Environmental stakeholders from the public and private sectors in Saint Lucia lent their support and expertise towards the successful launch and two-day workshop for the RePLAST OECS project – an initiative that seeks to create a sustainable […]

Winds of change in the Caribbean

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By Claus Grue From World Council of Churches Unrest in Venezuela, global warming and reduced funds are pertinent challenges facing the Caribbean Conference of Churches (CCC). Encompassing an area from Panama and Costa Rica in the west to The Lesser Antilles in the east, and from The Bahamas in the north to Guyana, Suriname and French […]

US: 2019 Caribbean travel warnings: What islands are safe? [Cayman Islands SAFE]

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By Tresa Baldas From Detroit Free Press If you’re planning a trip to the Caribbean or Central America, the U.S. State Department has published a list of travel advisories alerting tourists about what destinations they need to be wary of, and which ones are considered safe, or the least risky.  There are four categories of travel advisories: “Level 1: Exercise […]

INTERREG CARES : Caribbean Medical experts meet in Guadeloupe to discuss advancements in health cooperation

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Monday, June 24, 2019 — The Regional Health Agency of Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélémy, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and major healthcare stakeholders of Guadeloupe and Martinique convened the 2nd Steering Committee of the INTERREG CARES project “Cooperation, Accessibility, Referrals, E-information System”, in Guadeloupe on June 14-15 2019. The 5 million Euro project aims to […]

Communiqué of the 67th Meeting of the OECS Authority

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Friday, June 21, 2019 — The Sixty-Seventh Meeting of the OECS Authority was held at the Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa, Antigua and Barbuda, on June 18th 2019, under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. The Meeting was preceded by an Opening Ceremony on June 16th 2019 where remarks were […]

Saint Lucian Sophie Klein wins TEECA Caribbean Entrepreneurship Challenge and EUR 10,000 to develop her business

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From Communications Unit Territorial Collectivity of Martinique Wednesday, June 12, 2019 — The final of the TEECA Caribbean Entrepreneurship Challenge was held on June 6 at the Domaine de la Pagerie in Martinique. President Alfred Marie-Jeanne awarded 19 year old Saint Lucian Sophie Klein with the winning prize, a EUR 10,000 grant to develop her project “JOIE” which […]

Council of Ministers’ Meeting for Environmental Sustainability to be held in Martinique

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — The 6th Meeting of the Council of Ministers on Environmental Sustainability (COMES 6) of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will take place in Martinique from 15-17 May 2019, under the theme “Towards a Sustainable Caribbean Society.” WHAT The 6th Council of Ministers on Environmental Sustainability Meeting brings together Government Officials, Representatives of International and Regional […]

2800 OECS Youth set to benefit from French Educational and Work Space exchange

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By Sisera Simon Tuesday, April 16, 2019 — Approximately two thousand eight hundred (2800) primary and secondary school students, and their teachers, are expected to benefit from the Linguistic Exchanges and Innovative Learning through Mobility (ELAN) Project – a two year activity valued at 3 million Euros under the Interreg Caraïbes Programme, which seeks to encourage plurilingualism […]

Five female student entrepreneurs from OECS advance to the finals of the TEECA Caribbean Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

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Friday, March 22, 2019 — The Trade Enhancement for the Eastern Caribbean (TEECA) Caribbean Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinal boot camp held in Saint Lucia last week ended successfully with five female student entrepreneurs from the OECS selected by the jury for the finals. The two-day event was dedicated to OECS tertiary level students who had applied to […]