October 17, 2019

Caribbean Statistics Day: OECS Commission features Gatlin Roberts

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By Loverly Anthony Outgoing Chief Statistician for St. Vincent and the Grenadines reflects on almost four-decade tenure Wednesday, October 16, 2019 — In observance of Caribbean Statistics Day 2019, the OECS Statistics in Focus sat down with outgoing Chief Statistician in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Gatlin Roberts. A native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, […]

Specialised masterclass for OECS business support organisations

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Thursday, October 10, 2019 — ROSEAU, Dominica: The OECS Competitive Business Unit working jointly with International Trade Centre (ITC) will execute a Regional Specialised Masterclass for Business Support Organisations (BSOs) from October 15 – 18, 2019 at the Starfish Jolly Beach Resort, Antigua and Barbuda. The workshop aims to provide a framework for BSOs to improve their […]

Public consultations to promote the Caribbean Blue Economy begin in the OECS

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By Susanna De Beauville-Scott Consultations will be held in the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Tuesday, October 8, 2019 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), with the support of Dillon Consulting Limited, will host numerous Blue Economy consultations in five participating OECS Member […]

Saint Lucian film maker facilitates OECS film production webinar

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 — ROSEAU, Dominica: The OECS Competitive Business Unit recently partnered with award-winning Saint Lucian filmmaker, Davina Lee, to host a regional film production webinar aimed at developing and building the film sub-sector in the OECS region. Lee shared her experience as one of the major filmmakers in the OECS region, highlighting the work and accomplishments […]

OECS Member states excel at 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards

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Entities from Grenada, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda and Martinique receive recognition Three OECS Member States topped the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s 2019 Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards winning five of the eight prestigious tourism honours.  The Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC2019), held this year on the 26-29 August at the Beachcombers Hotel in St. […]

OECS Commission donates school supplies to Des Barras Combined School

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019 — In preparation for the new school year, a delegation from the OECS Commission visited the Des Barras Combined School in Babonneau, Saint Lucia, to deliver school bags and supplies.  The relationship between Des Barras School and the OECS was established approximately ten years ago. Mrs. Josette Edward-Charlemagne, Programme Officer in the […]

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 […]

Student volunteers join OECS and CCRIF SPC to continue flood mitigation works in the Malgretoute community, Saint Lucia

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Mango, Cocoa and Chestnut trees were planted along the Fond/Malgretoute riverbank to prevent further soil erosion Wednesday, August 14, 2019 — The OECS Commission and the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) are continuing efforts to reduce flooding and strengthen resilience in the community of Malgretoute, in Micoud, Saint Lucia. This latest effort facilitated the planting of […]

Financing climate resilience: OECS pursues Global Climate Fund accreditation

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Monday, July 29, 2019 — In an effort to tackle the effects of climate change in the Eastern Caribbean, the OECS is taking steps to be accredited by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a fund established within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to assist developing countries counter climate change […]

OECS to establish Green-Blue Economy Strategy and Action Plan with CANARI

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OECS-CANARI Joint Media Statement Thursday, July 25, 2019 — The OECS Green-Blue Economy Strategy and Action Plan –the first of its kind in the Caribbean and globally to combine green and blue economy strategies for sustainable development –will be advanced under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in June 2019 between the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and the […]