September 21, 2019

4 Million Euro INTERREG Ready Together project to strengthen disaster management and response in the OECS

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Article by Journalist Karel Clotaire reproduced under courtesy of France-Antilles Guadeloupe Thursday, June 27, 2019 — “Ready together” against natural risks. The 4 million euro INTERREG Ready Together project was presented in Guadeloupe on June 12, 2019. The project is led by the Red Cross’ Regional Response Platform for the Americas and the Caribbean (Pirac) and aims to strengthen […]

GGGI establishes new office in the Caribbean

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Thursday, May 30, 2019 — The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) opened a new office in Castries, St. Lucia, to strengthen support for its work to further promote green growth in the Caribbean region, and expand its partnership with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). GGGI and OECS previously signed a memorandum of understanding in […]

Canada Caribbean Resilience Facility for the Caribbean Region launched

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From South Florida Caribbean News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Caribbean small island states are vulnerable to extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change. Lessons learned from the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season revealed a need to strengthen country governments’ long-term resilience and ability to build back better following natural disasters. In response, Canada pledged $100 million (CAD) to […]

Governor of Sint Maarten pays courtesy visit to OECS Director General

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Thursday, May 30, 2019 — Governor of Sint Maarten, H. E. Dr. Eugene Holiday, paid a courtesy call on the Director General of the OECS, H. E. Dr. Didacus Jules on May 23rd 2019. The meeting centered on mutually beneficial avenues for cooperation, particularly in the areas of disaster management and emergency response. Dr. Holiday expressed […]

OECS celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

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By Natasha Augustin Friday, May 24, 2019 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, in collaboration with the Government of Saint Lucia’s Ministries of Sustainable Development, Education, Fisheries and Forestry, and with the support of other partners and sponsors, celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) 2019 under the theme “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health.” […]

Four OECS businesses top Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme

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Cory Zufelt, Linda Dias, Kenna Questelles George and Chaneil Imhoff excel at regional competition. Four young OECS entrepreneurs have placed in the top three of the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP), an initiative designed to help address unemployment in the Caribbean by leveraging opportunities in the Virtual Economy. CTEP provides regionally relevant capacity-building workshops and critical mentorship […]

Regional health and communications specialists develop key messaging on non-communicable diseases

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Friday, May 10, 2019 — Willemstad, Curaçao: Over 35 healthcare and communications professionals from 25 Caribbean countries met in Curaçao from April 29-30, 2019 to finalise a regional strategy aimed at the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – the number one cause of death in the Caribbean. The two-day workshop, facilitated by the Organisation of Eastern […]

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 […]

Affirming our Values and Beliefs: OECS Commission and Sir Arthur Lewis Community College partner for staff reward lunch

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Monday, March 25, 2019 — The OECS Commission and Sir Arthur Lewis Community College recently partnered to host a five star staff reward lunch held last week in honor of the winners of the OECS team building day held at Pigeon Island National Landmark.   Hospitality students from Sir Arthur Lewis College were invited to demonstrate their […]