September 21, 2019

OECS Music Talk comes to Saint Lucia

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Thursday, August 29, 2019 — The OECS Competitive Business Unit (CBU) continues its Music Mentorship and Artiste Development Programme in Saint Lucia with the third installment of the OECS Music Talk series, featuring four well-known local music mentors and well over 20 mentees, today Thursday 29 August at the Finance Administrative Centre, Pointe Seraphine, Castries. The OECS Music Talk is […]

Government of Chile offers Masters Scholarship in Development and International Cooperation

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 — The Government of Chile, through its Chilean Agency for International Cooperation and Development, has announced the Horizontal Cooperation Scholarship Call for the Masters Programme in Development and International Cooperation in Santiago, Chile from March 2020 to February 2022. All Member States of the Caribbean Community are invited to submit nominations of suitably […]

OECS Music Talk continues in Grenada

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OECS Media Statement Thursday, July 25, 2019 — Roseau, Dominica – The OECS Competitive Business Unit (CBU) continued its Music Mentorship and Artiste Development Programme in the Spice Isle, Grenada, with the second installment of the OECS Music Talk series, on Wednesday 24 July, at the Grenada Trade Center. Music Talk is a programme targeting emerging musical talents […]

OECS honours longstanding seasonal agricultural workers

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32 workers recognised for 15+ years of service at ECLS event Friday, July 19, 2019 — Leamington, Ontario, Canada: Longstanding farm workers with the Canada Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP) were honoured for their years of dedicated service at the inaugural Eastern Caribbean Liaison Services (ECLS) Worker Recognition and Employer Appreciation Event, held in Leamington, Ontario, on […]

CARDI Saint Lucia to host workshop on Market Intelligence as a Strategy to better manage Climatic Variability Risks

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By Andrea K. Veira CARDI Representative for Saint Lucia Monday, May 27, 2019 — The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), Saint Lucia will welcome specially invited participants to a one day workshop aimed at strengthening capacity in the agricultural sector in Saint Lucia through the examination of market trends linked to climate change, such […]

OECS hosts National Consultations for Multi-Purpose Identification System

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Monday, March 25, 2019 — Four OECS Member States are one step closer to the implementation of a Multi-Purpose Identification System (MPID) that is expected to enhance access to government services, reduce transaction costs and improve business competitiveness. The MPID is designed to consolidate many government issued identification cards such as the National Identification Card; National […]

Europe agrees platform rules to tackle unfair business practices

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By Natasha Lomas From TechCrunch The European Union’s  political institutions have reached agreement over new rules designed to boost transparency around online platform businesses and curb unfair practices to support traders and other businesses that rely on digital intermediaries for discovery and sales. The European Commission  proposed a regulation for fairness and transparency in online platform trading last April. And late […]

CARIFORUM fight against crime moves forward: Draft Model School Drug policy to be developed

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From CARICOM Today The development and implementation of a drug policy for schools moves forward, as Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) Coordinators and other stakeholders from across the Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) meet 21-23 January, 2019, in Saint Lucia. The expected outcome of the three-day meeting is a draft Model […]

OECS Diplomats attend International training cycle in Morocco

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 — Diplomats from OECS Member States recently completed a two-week training programme in International Diplomacy and Foreign Policy in the Moroccan capital of Rabat. The main objective of the programme was the strengthening of capacity within the Foreign Ministries of Member States, and participants were exposed to a range of issues […]

Becoming hurricane resilient: New GIS spatial planning to inform decision making

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 — Today marks the globally celebrated Geographic Information System (GIS) Day which shines a spotlight on a leading technology which is helping tackle climate change, food security, disasters and poverty in OECS Member States. The technology which uses satellite imagery, can electronically collect, store, analyse and share spatial data from health statistics […]