September 16, 2019

Saint Lucia wins Eastern Caribbean Men’s and Women’s Youth Volleyball

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Article Courtesy Journalist Terry Finisterre The national teams of Saint Lucia are riding high in sub-regional volleyball, after winning the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) age group competitions recently in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. Between the end of August and the beginning of September, Saint Lucia won the women’s under-20 tournament, then dominated the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

OECS Member States conclude Pan Am Games with biggest medal haul ever

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Article Courtesy Journalist Terry Finisterre The XVIII Pan American (Pan Am) Games concluded in Lima, Peru on August 11, 2019, after approximately two weeks of competition, featuring 9,500 athletes from 41 territories in the western hemisphere.  The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) was represented by contingents from Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, […]

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 […]

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 […]

OECS-GIZ host Town Hall Meeting on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change in Saint Lucia

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Friday, July 26, 2019 — Residents of the coastal community of Anse-la-Raye and members of the general public in Saint Lucia had the opportunity to learn and share experiences on the topic of Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change at a town hall meeting organised by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission […]

OECS youth entrepreneurs explore new horizons in Denmark

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By Kwesi Roberts Thursday, July 11, 2019 — For the first time, three youth entrepreneurs from the OECS pitched their business startups at the Creative Business Cup (CBC) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Kenna Questelles George from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Founder of LinkUp; Tamara Prosper from Grenada, Founder ofTambaran by Tamara; and Denell Floirus from Saint Lucia, Founder of EcoCarib.  […]

Caribbean countries to benefit from access to insurance for the Fisheries sector

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Monday, July 8, 2019 — CCRIF SPC and the World Bank are pleased to announce that on July 1, the Facility issued the Caribbean Oceans and Aquaculture Sustainability FaciliTy (COAST) fisheries parametric insurance policy to two of its member governments – Grenada and Saint Lucia. The COAST insurance policies provide coverage for fisherfolk and other players […]